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US fashion industry applauds trade bills package

A package of bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday (16 April) has sparked hope that a long-delayed trade agenda could finally m...

Growth returning to global workwear market

Growth is set to return to the global workwear market, but a static population and high unemployment will be a barrier to progress in Europe...

3D printing gears up for fashion industry change

The organiser of a 3D print fashion show in New York has told just-style there will be major changes in fashion industry supply chain becaus...

Cutting pollution saves China textile mills money

Annual savings of $14.7m in operating costs are being claimed for an initiative helping to cut water, energy and chemical use at textile mil...

Latest Interviews

Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.


Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.

Latest News

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why better working conditions in garment factories improves productivity and profitability, Morocco's plans to grow fast fashion exports, and a comment on the challenges Myanmar faces if its garment industry is to reach its true potential.


Clothing to lead growth in cellulose fibres 16 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Clothing is the largest end user of cellulose fibres and the global market will expand rapidly in the coming years, says a new report.


SmartWool inks $8m NZ Merino wool deal 16 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

US based manufacturer SmartWool – a unit of VF Corporation – has signed a new $8m fibre supply contract to use wool from the New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) in its socks and clothing.


Thailand project to vertically integrate clothing 14 Apr 15

Thomas Maresca

Thai authorities are teaming up with one of the country’s leading fashion media publishers to develop and promote the local fashion industry from materials to design.


Cambodia growth to slow on competition and cost 13 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's economic growth is expected to slow over the next three years on the back of increasing headwinds including rising production costs and stronger garment export competition, data shows.


Cambodia factories reject labour rights claims 10 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Garment factory owners in Cambodia have rejected claims that they are violating workers’ rights by pursuing legal action against union leaders linked to protests last year.

Latest blogs

Strikes underscore Vietnam challenges 13 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challenges facing one of the industry's main manufacturing hubs. It also exposes a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country that many see as a key sourcing alternative to China.


A sourcing hub for the future? 7 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

If global brands, manufacturers and mills could come together and build vertical supply chains in Africa, they would set themselves up with a sourcing hub for the future.

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