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Prospects for UK fashion industry: Quote/unquote

Textile and apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers assembled in London this week to discuss the prospects for Britain's fashion industr...

Outdoor industry's future must be more inclusive

"The outdoors is not just for the hardcore outdoorsman," declared NPD's chief industry analyst for sports and leisure trends, Marshal Cohen,...

China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

Responsible apparel sourcing requires teamwork

Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing how to he...

Latest Interviews

Diesel's co-founder works to beat the denim blues 3 Oct 2014

Ivan Castano Freeman

Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel's co-founder, is working to promote a new stretch fabric he hopes will turn around the fortunes of the $50bn denim industry.


INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

Latest News

China quadruples textile imports from North Korea 24 Oct 14

Wang Fangqing

Exports of textiles from North Korea to China are expected to quadruple to US$800m by the end of 2014, giving Chinese clothing firms a welcome supply of cheap fabric.


Crystal Group steps up effort in carbon monitoring 24 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group has stepped up its efforts to disclose greenhouse gas emissions by becoming one of just two unlisted companies taking part in a climate change questionnaire.


Top stories last week on just-style... 24 Oct 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included the possible sale of Adidas's Reebok brand, figures that suggest UK textile sector wages and productivity are the lowest of all the country's manufacturing industries, and reports that structural issues may have been to blame for the collapse of a Cambodian garment factory.


Unifi to grow texturing capacity in CAFTA region 23 Oct 14

Katie Smith

Yarn manufacturer Unifi has revealed plans to increase its texturing capacity in the US and Central America next year to meet growing demand for synthetic yarns in the CAFTA region.


EU strikes trade deal with East African Community 22 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and five East African nations - including Kenya - have agreed a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) allowing duty-free exports between the two regions.


Transparency boosts Cambodia factory improvements 21 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is continuing to help to improve conditions for workers, according to a new report.

Latest blogs

China takes a tougher stance on CSR 20 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.


Gap CEO switch a sign of transition 13 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

If evidence is needed as to the new direction likely to be pursued by US retail giant Gap Inc, look no further than the company's new leadership change. It was revealed last week that CEO Glenn Murphy is to step down in February, making way for Art Peck, the head of Gap's digital division.

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