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When will Gap get back on track?

While new Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has a laser focus on fixing the Gap brand’s woes, finding the right formula is proving elusive. Indeed, a tur...

Bangladesh factory safety progressing slowly

Two years after the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was set up, the group says it could still take at least another 18 mon...

Portugal footwear makers underpin industry growth

?After a difficult few years brought about by a global economic recession, Portugal’s footwear and clothing industries are growing and under...

Software solutions enhance speed and visibility

Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recen...

Latest Interviews

Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.


North Face ahead of the game on sustainability 8 May 2015

Katie Smith

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.

Latest News

Cambodia garment factory strikes up 74% 28 May 15

Leonie Barrie

The number of strikes at Cambodia's garment factories during the first three months of this year rose nearly 74% on the same period in 2014, according to information posted by the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC).


Trends in US apparel import growth from China 28 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Imports of manmade fibre knit shirts and blouses from China into the US saw the biggest growth in both volume and value across all clothing categories between 2008 and 2014, according to a new report.


Textured Jersey to buy Quenby Lanka for $3.5m 27 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile mills, is to acquire fabric printer Quenby Lanka Prints for US$3.5m.


Indonesian textile sector sees 6,000 lay-offs 27 May 15

Michelle Russell

Around 6,000 Indonesian textile workers have been laid off this year, figures show, amid rising production costs and declining domestic sales.


Clean production project moves to Asia and Africa 27 May 15

Michelle Russell

A Swedish initiative to encourage clean textile and leather production has expanded to Asia and Africa following a successful pilot project in India.


Global standards key to Bangladesh Labour Act 27 May 15

Michelle Russell

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has stressed the importance of ensuring the proposed implementation rules for the Bangladesh Labour Act comply with international labour standards.

Latest blogs

Commodity cost savings hard to pin down 20 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton – but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.


West Coast ports strike skews data 11 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US surged in March, as retailers ramped up their imports of spring/summer merchandise and cargo volumes at West Coast ports started to clear. The top three supplier countries booked double-digit increases, with China leading the way.

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