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THE FLANARANT: Understand win-win or lose out

The “win-win” viewpoint - in which all participants are seen to benefit in one way or another - infects huge swathes of modern thinking and...

China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, accordi...

Gap audits reveal compliance issues in Myanmar

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its d...

Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre

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Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Latest News

Timberland sets sights on $3.1bn revenues by 2019 17 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor lifestyle footwear and apparel brand Timberland is on track to grow revenues by $1.4bn over the next five years, parent company VF Corporation said today (17 September).


Ultrasonic execs disappear along with company cash 17 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Two of the top executives at Ultrasonic AG, a Germany-listed footwear firm based in China, have disappeared - along with most of the company's cash funds.


'Source it' to add another dimension to Texprocess 17 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Organisers of next year's Texprocess trade fair are hoping to help apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers navigate a range of industry challenges, including new sources of production and technologies to help improve productivity.


Cambodia union members detained amid wage campaign 17 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Two Cambodian trade union members were detained this morning (17 September) and soldiers mobilised as garment workers campaigned for a rise in the minimum wage.


Canadian government urged to support Rana Plaza 17 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Over 50 organisations have called on the Canadian government to publicly urge companies to support survivors of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza tragedy.


Tuba workers "set deadline" for compensation 17 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Tuba Group workers are understood to have set a 25 September deadline for the Bangladesh government to pay their compensation or face demonstrations before Eid.

Latest blogs

Garment factories boost Bangladesh education 16 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

The explosive growth of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry is more likely to be accompanied by accusations of sweatshop exploitation from labour rights activists than praise for the positive opportunities it brings the sector's largely-women workforce.


Back-to-school buoys US imports 15 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.

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