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Reliance-Shandong alliance may inspire other deals

The newly announced textile joint venture between India's Reliance Industries and China's Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group could ins...

Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

Bangladesh: Raising the bar on apparel exports?

The Bangladesh ready-made garment industry has set out an ambitious goal to double its exports to $50bn over the next seven years as it work...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levis 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.


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.

Latest News

India defers organic textile certification changes 22 Dec 14

Leonie Barrie

The Indian government has deferred plans that would have required exports of all organic textile products to be certified to the Indian Standard for Organic Textiles (ISOT).


Rebranded Nikelab ACG takes urban sports focus 22 Dec 14

Leonie Barrie

Sportswear giant Nike is rebranding its ACG (All Conditions Gear) division as NikeLab ACG, with a renewed focus on urban sportswear for city dwellers.


Canifa launches first Vietnam Woolmark collection 22 Dec 14

Leonie Barrie

Vietnamese apparel manufacturer and retailer Canifa has released a range of Woolmark-certified apparel in time for winter in the northern hemisphere and as part of The Woolmark Company's 'Out of Vietnam' project.


US Better Cotton pilot gets off to positive start 22 Dec 14

Katie Smith

A small-scale pilot scheme introduced by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) earlier this year to put US Better Cotton into the supply chain has seen 22 farms produce over 11,000 metric tonnes of cotton lint so far.


US environment agency adds apparel dyes to ruling 19 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added nine benzidine-based dyes used in clothing to a new ruling to prevent them from entering the US market.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Dec 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include updates from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, a look at the sourcing winners and losers of 2014, and Bangladeshi garment workers to trial an electronic wage system.

Latest blogs

Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality 10 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, textile and garment supply chain, but it still has a rough road ahead. Indeed, Ethiopia's growth as a garment exporter will be slower and more difficult than the government and local textile organisations predict.


Seeking alternatives to rising labour costs 1 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

Instead of relocating production in an attempt to sidestep the challenge of rising labour costs, China's textile and clothing manufacturers should work to create a more sustainable industry.

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