Manufacturing: Latest news and analysis articles
With agreements for two acquisitions totalling around $1bn in the space of just 21 days, Hanesbrands is positioning itself as the largest ba...
Bangladesh's garments exports have continued to grow at a steady pace despite the country's image taking a hit following the Tazreen and Ran...
Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three year...
Just days before the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been mad...
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.
With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.
Clothing maker Gildan Activewear is expanding its manufacturing presence into Mexico after agreeing to buy the apparel division of Ennis Inc for US$110m.
Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has posted a 12.9% jump in first-quarter net profit after manufacturing cost savings helped offset lower sales.
The Cherokee casual clothing brand is expanding is distribution channels and product range in the US after inking four new multi-category license agreements.
London-based sportswear manufacturer Local Boyz – one one of the UK’s leading suppliers of leisurewear – is implementing an all-in-one business enterprise solution to integrate its processes from design to financials.
Chinese sports brand 361° has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline design, production and retail as it expands internationally and moves from wholesaler to retailer.
The US and Sri Lanka last week adopted a joint action plan to boost bilateral trade and investment between the two countries over the next five years – including strengthening worker rights and promoting ethical and environmentally sustainable manufacturing, especially in Sri Lanka’s ready-made garment sector.
Contrasting fortunes characterised the global clothing industry last week. On the one hand Hanesbrands has positioned itself as the largest basic apparel company in the world after agreeing to buy Australian rival Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal. But on the other, the UK high street stands to lose 204 years of combined retailing history as retailers BHS and Austin Reed Group both called in the administrators.
Having contributed to just-style for five years, serving as news editor for the last two, it has been a pleasure to observe and report on the global textile and apparel industry.
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