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Ethiopia state of emergency after factory attack

Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and high-performance leather manufacturer Pittards Plc both say they are monitoring the situation in...

US apparel retailers' September 2016 sales roundup

Upside surprises were provided in September by two of the US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales thanks to an uptick in c...

Low garment prices weigh on Cambodia worker wages

As annual discussions get underway in Cambodia on a new minimum wage for garment workers, a new report warns significant further wage increa...

European footwear produced on "starvation wages"

Shoes sold as Italian or German-made are being assembled in poor Eastern European countries by workers on "starvation wages", a new report c...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.

Latest News

Reebok Liquid Factory reinvents shoe production 21 Oct 16

Beth Wright

Sportswear firm Reebok International has unveiled a new manufacturing innovation that it says could fundamentally change the process and speed of footwear creation by eliminating the need for moulds.

Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Oct 16

Beth Wright

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why UK retailer Marks & Spencer is the top company for monitoring and reporting on modern slavery, how a potential minimum wage in Vietnam may be a hike too far, and why H&M's CEO has been named a leader for sustainability.

Rocky Brands inks potential $100m military deal 21 Oct 16

Beth Wright

US apparel and footwear company Rocky Brands has been awarded a contract that could be worth up to US$100m to produce hot weather combat boots for the US Military.

Global news roundup 19 Oct 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

DSW stores to demonstrate 3D printing of shoes 18 Oct 16

Beth Wright

US footwear retailer DSW Inc is revealing the technology behind its custom-fit shoes made in collaboration with US start-up Feetz, in a pop-up shop based at two of its locations.

Shoe Carnival taps ex-Sports Authority exec 17 Oct 16

Beth Wright

Footwear retailer Shoe Carnival has named former Sports Authority executive Clint Pierce as its vice president and divisional merchandise manager for athletic footwear.

Latest blogs

Asia facing up to increased competition 10 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Increasing competition for garment sourcing contracts is seeing China not only being challenged by other countries in Asia, but by sub-Saharan African and even Russian suppliers too. And it is pushing Asian governments to sharpen their industrial policies to try to retain market share.

Cambodia raises garment worker wages 4 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

The monthly minimum wage for workers in Cambodia's textile, garment and footwear sector is set to rise to $153 from January next year, following a vote on the issue last week. The increase marks a rise of 9.3% on the current minimum wage of US$140.

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