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Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...

COMMENT: Skills or new technology?

Skills or new technology: which gives better leverage to a manufacturing country? This question has been posed to global garment industry ex...

UK reshoring hub hit by sweatshop claims

The city at the centre of much of the UK’s textile and garment reshoring efforts has been criticised in a new report that found “widespread...

Latest Interviews

Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

Latest News

Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Feb 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.

AGOA benefits hard to determine 26 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

Countries eligible for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act have fared better than ineligible countries on some economic measures – but it is unclear how much of this is due to AGOA.

Coats Plc name revived as FY profit rises 21% 26 Feb 15

Richard Woodard

Industrial thread and craft textiles business Guinness Peat Group is changing its name to Coats Plc, operating under a single board of directors from now on.

Burlington to offer antimicrobial protection 26 Feb 15

Katie Smith

Burlington, a division of International Textile Group, is partnering with fibre and yarn manufacturer PurThread Technologies to embed antimicrobial and anti-odour protection into its fabrics.

South Africa to grow grass for recyclable textiles 25 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

An initiative is launching next month in South Africa to grow a new type of grass that can be used to create zero-waste recyclable textiles.

New verification fabrics for textile testing 25 Feb 15

Richard Woodard

Test materials developer SDC Enterprises has developed a new range of verification fabrics designed to improve controls available to organisations involved in textile testing.

Latest blogs

US port dipute conclusion nears 23 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

Port disruption could cost $37bn over two years 20 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months.

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