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‘Fixing Fashion’ one stitch at a time

A spate of books written over the past few years explores various aspects of the global garment business. But for Robert Antoshak, managing...

Why China 5-year plan won't change garment-making

China is using a catchy English-language TV ad to promote its 13th Five-Year Plan for the five years to 2020. But does the Plan really tell...

Jordan garment sector strong amid regional unrest

Jordan's US$1.34bn garment sector continues to expand despite the turmoil in much of the Middle East, with growth forecast at 10% in 2015. Y...

Navigating a turbulent sourcing landscape

Apparel brands, retailers and suppliers are having to navigate an increasing number of supply chain challenges in order to operate in a more...

Latest Interviews

Expansion and efficiencies key to Epic evolution 10 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

With new facilities opening in Bangladesh and Vietnam, an investment to take automation to the next level, and an eye on Africa, Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Epic Group is also on a relentless efficiency drive. Chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani tells just-style why constant evolution is key.

Patagonia's CSR commitments re-shaping the sector 29 Sep 2015

Michelle Russell

Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.

Latest News

Solvay commits to 40% CO2 reduction target 27 Nov 15

Michelle Russell

International chemical and fibres group Solvay has committed to reducing the CO2 intensity of its activities by 40% by 2025 as part of a set of new sustainable ambitions under its growth strategy.

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

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the kick-off of Cambodia's living wage campaign, a look at why China's five-year plan is unlikely to change garment-making, a review of a new book on Fixing Fashion, and figures that suggest global apparel and footwear expenditure is expected to decline in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011.

US commerce department backs Smart Fabrics Summit 26 Nov 15

Leonie Barrie

The Obama administration is to jointly host the first-ever Smart Fabrics Summit in the US next year, in a bid to spur new developments in the sector and encourage the creation of more US manufacturing jobs.

PETA calls for wool boycott on “gruesome” exposé 26 Nov 15

Michelle Russell

Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is again calling for retailers and consumers to boycott wool products after its latest investigation exposed the "gruesome mutilation" and abuse of sheep in the wool industry, across three continents. 

Golden Lady creates a new man-made fibre 25 Nov 15

Leonie Barrie

Italian hosiery, underwear and swimwear specialist Golden Lady has collaborated in a EUR5m (US$5.3m) research project that will see it introduce a new man-made fibre to the market.

World Bank urged to stop Uzbekistan loans 25 Nov 15

Leonie Barrie

Groups including those representing global apparel retailers and importers, are urging the World Bank to suspend loans to Uzbekistan over concerns about the use of forced labour in this autumn’s cotton harvest.

Latest blogs

A focus on fit pays off for C&A 25 Nov 15

Leonie Barrie

If proof was needed of the link between consistent garment size and fit and its impact on top-line growth, then look no further than European value fashion retailer C&A – where a 10-month overhaul of fit and product development processes is already paying dividends.

Sourcing plans unwise to target TPP 16 Nov 15

Leonie Barrie

The release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement earlier this month coincided with a number of events showing how unpredictable the deal’s approval is likely to be.

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