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Garment manufacturers eye Myanmar outsourcing

As China's garment manufacturing industry continues to lose its competitive edge as a low-cost clothing supplier through worker wage rises a...

Mexico's shoe makers blame their woes on China

Mexico's shoe industry continues to blame its woes on China - demanding the government act to quell a flood of imports which trade leaders s...

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...

Latest Interviews

N Brown reaffirms commitment to Bangladesh 31 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Nearly a year on from the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh, the collective work by brands and suppliers to ensure safer working conditions is starting to gain some traction. Andy York, ethical trading manager for retailer N Brown, has been closely involved in the efforts so far. He tells Michelle Russell that it is more important now than ever before to have an ethical supply chain - and that N Brown remains committed to Bangladesh.


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.

Latest News

South Africa union welcomes apparel wage agreement 17 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

South Africa's textile workers union has welcomed a new agreement by the country's government that sets a minimum wage for workers and imposes penalties for non-compliance.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include warmer weather a welcome boost for UK fashion sales, an analysis on why no one strategy fits all in apparel sourcing, and Tesco to open a chain of F&F clothing stores in the US.


just-style's research roundup 17 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.


Global news roundup 17 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

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.


Adidas China supplier in discussions over strike 16 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

Adidas has said it is closely monitoring the Yue Yuen shoe factory strike in China and that the supplier is in talks with the country's Government in a bid to address worker's concerns.


Bangladesh PM asks clothing buyers to pay more 16 Apr 14

Poorna Rodrigo

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told The German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) she wants global buyers to pay more for clothes so her country can pay its garment workers higher wages.

Latest blogs

just-style takes an Easter break 17 Apr 14

Katie Smith

We're heading off for an Easter break here in the UK, which means there will be no site updates or email newsletters on Friday (18 April) or Monday (21 April).


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?

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