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Hanesbrands sourcing to cut Pacific Brands costs

With agreements for two acquisitions totalling around $1bn in the space of just 21 days, Hanesbrands is positioning itself as the largest ba...

First figures show Bangladesh exports climb

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...

Bangladesh still needs reforms to fix factories

Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three year...

Rana Plaza three years on – Timeline of change

Just days before the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been mad...

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.


How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest News

Gildan moves into Mexico with Alstyle Apparel buy 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Clothing maker Gildan Activewear is expanding its manufacturing presence into Mexico after agreeing to buy the apparel division of Ennis Inc for US$110m.


Gildan Activewear reports 13% jump in Q1 profit 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has posted a 12.9% jump in first-quarter net profit after manufacturing cost savings helped offset lower sales.  


Cherokee brand expands with new US licensing deals 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

The Cherokee casual clothing brand is expanding is distribution channels and product range in the US after inking four new multi-category license agreements.


Local Boyz selects all-in-one fashion software 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

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 sportswear giant 361° in PLM investment 4 May 16

Leonie Barrie

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.


US looks to boost trade with Sri Lanka 3 May 16

Leonie Barrie

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.

Latest blogs

Contrasting fortunes characterise the clothing industry 3 May 16

Leonie Barrie

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.


Goodbye from your news editor 22 Apr 16

Katie Smith

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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