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Falling euro adds to Bangladesh production woes

Bangladesh's textile and clothing exporters, still reeling from the impact of continuing political unrest in the country, now say they are f...

US-East Africa pact paves way for regional AGOA

The US has signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries, in a move that also paves the way for a special East A...

Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...

Latest Interviews

Alliance making good progress in Bangladesh 18 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.


Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

Latest News

M&S Asia head quits as China stores to close 3 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to close five of its stores in Shanghai and has confirmed its head of Asia is to step down.


New tool to reduce colour communication errors 3 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

New benchtop spectrophotometers that help overcome the challenge of measuring and communicating colour across the supply chain, from concept design through final product, have just been launched by X-Rite.


Lindex bans PFCs and urges suppliers to follow 2 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fashion chain Lindex has banned the use of PFCs in all its garments, teamed up with a chemical company to ensure it delivers on its promise – and hopes to persuade all its suppliers to phase out PFCs to avoid contamination from other brands.


Pay rise mulled for Sri Lanka garment workers 2 Mar 15

Munza Mushtaq

A call by Sri Lanka’s newly elected government to increase the salaries of all workers - including those in the garment sector - by LKR2,500 (US$18.79) per month, is being discussed by employers.


Energy efficient machines on show at Texprocess 2 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

The latest energy and cost-saving developments in garment production machinery will be under the spotlight at the upcoming Texprocess trade fair taking place in May.


Garment label to protect sensitive skin 2 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

Fabrics that change colour to indicate the presence of detergents that could irritate sensitive skin also have the potential to be used in garment labels, their developer says.

Latest blogs

Are you up to speed on 'The Fit Factor'? 27 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

A special event on ‘The Fit Factor – World class wisdom on fashion sizing and fit’ will bring together speakers from Marks & Spencer, Tesco, C&A and Debenhams in the UK next week.


US port dipute conclusion nears 23 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

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