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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...

Kering integrates EP&L into key sourcing decisions

French luxury and sportswear group Kering is starting to use its annual environmental profit and loss (EP&L) report as a tool to drive decis...

China remains powerhouse for footwear sourcing

China looks set to remain the powerhouse of global footwear manufacturing and a key supplier to the US, despite Vietnam gaining ground, a ne...

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

Ex-Wellco execs accused of 'Made in US' boot fraud 26 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Five former executives and management personnel at military footwear firm Wellco Enterprise have been indicted in the US for claiming its boots were manufactured in the US when they were actually imported from China. 

Kering partnership produces python trade guidance 26 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

Three new reports published today (26 September) suggest the wild harvesting and farming of pythons is ecologically sustainable and results in socioeconomic benefits for poor households in South-East Asia.

Adidas accuses Bally of using Three-Stripe mark 23 Sep 16

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas has filed a lawsuit against Bally's US division, accusing the Swiss shoe brand of infringing on its Three-Stripe trademark.

Global news roundup 23 Sep 16

Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the US restoring Myanmar's GSP duty-free trade status, what the future is likely to hold for raw materials as part of our management briefing, and US retailers urge action following the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.

Adidas unveils first Speedfactory running shoe 22 Sep 16

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled the first running shoe created at its Speedfactory manufacturing facility in Germany, describing it as the first step in a "game-changing" moment for the industry.

Latest blogs

Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat 19 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.

Tackling transparency and traceability 5 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.

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