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PSF 2014: No one size fits all in apparel sourcing

Even though China continues to play a pivotal role as an apparel supplier, interest in alternative sources continues to dominate industry di...

PSF 2014: Shifting focus from cost to consumer

The apparel industry needs to find a better way of doing business. That's the stark message to emerge from supply chain executives who belie...

US trade stance shifts from fast to smart track

US trade legislation that is "smart-track" rather than "fast-track," and reflects the apparel and footwear industries "as they are in this c...

Is the US cotton sector losing out to synthetics?

Cotton's share of the US clothing market has fallen following the sharp rise in cotton prices in 2012 - but the industry is fighting back....

Latest Interviews

Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.


Interview: Liu Zibin, GM at Luthai Textile 23 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

China-based shirt manufacturer and yarn supplier Luthai Textile Co has its sights firmly set on growing its global business. Earlier this month, as the company revealed plans to open an office in New York, Michelle Russell talked to Luthai general manager Liu Zibin about the rationale behind the move.

Latest News

Adidas beats sustainable footwear target 16 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

German sporting goods giant Adidas says its target of incorporating sustainable components into all newly-created performance footwear has been achieved two years ahead of schedule.


Germany textiles conformity certificate proposed 16 Apr 14

Alan Osborn

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is to introduce a sustainability certificate for textile and clothing companies listing their compliance with set standards in the areas of social and environmental policy.


just-style's research roundup 16 Apr 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Sweden, a profile of value fashion retailer Primark, and an overview of women's and girls' apparel manufacturing in the US.


Freudenberg commits to transparency through SAC 15 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company says it is committing to increased transparency and openness through its decision to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.


H&M "pushing the process" on sustainable fashion 11 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

Collaboration is key for retailers and manufacturers in order to create a more sustainable fashion industry, Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has said.


Top stories this week on just-style... 11 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include data that reveals cotton's share of the US clothing market has fallen, a ban by Walt Disney on Pakistan and Bangladesh production, VF Corp's new China hub, and the high tariffs imposed by the Bangladesh government on building and safety equipment for the country's factories.

Latest blogs

just-style seeks market research report writer 16 Apr 14

Liz Hague

Do you have strong opinions, insight and expertise in a particular area of the textiles and apparel industry?


Political tensions will weigh on Cambodia's growth 15 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

As if political tensions and strikes for higher wages by garment workers have not already caused enough disruption in Cambodia, new research has suggested they will continue to weigh on the country's growth in 2014.

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