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Central America must make better use of DR-CAFTA

Central America must do more to make better use of the flexibilities of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFT...

UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth

With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and qu...

Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential

While Vietnam is likely to see some of the biggest apparel export gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new report confirms indu...

Is China really going through a slump?

Slowing economic growth and growing competition are hitting the profits of Chinese retailers, while the country's clothing exports to the US...

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

Adidas offloads non-core Mitchell & Ness business 27 May 16

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas has agreed to sell its non-core nostalgia headwear and apparel brand Mitchell & Ness, to focus on its performance sport agenda.


Gildan completes US$110m Alstyle Apparel deal 27 May 16

Beth Wright

Clothing maker Gildan Activewear has completed the previously announced purchase of Ennis Inc's apparel division for US$110m. 


New portal planned to speed chemicals assessment 27 May 16

Leonie Barrie

The group working towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the apparel and footwear supply chain is launching a new online portal later this year to provide a simple way to assess products against its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 May 16

Leonie Barrie

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how M&S plans to revamp its clothing business amid falling sales, criticism of Gap Inc for labour abuses at supplier factories, and a report on how yarn-forward rules of origin may weigh on Vietnam's potential under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.


Abercrombie & Fitch names new brand presidents 27 May 16

Beth Wright

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has named two new brand presidents responsible for all product and customer-facing activities.


Textile firms may face ammonium sulphate duty hike 27 May 16

Leonie Barrie

The US government is mulling an investigation into Chinese exports of ammonium sulfate – a key input in the textile and leather sectors – in a move that could lead to a hike in import tariffs on the chemical.

Latest blogs

Innovation key focus for apparel and textile firms 17 May 16

Michelle Russell

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.


Who won the 2015 World Textile Awards? 12 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Textured Jersey Lanka has again been recognised at the World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute, being named ‘Dyer & Finisher of the Year’ for the second year running.

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