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Who has joined the Greenpeace Detox Challenge

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

US apparel retailers' January 2016 sales roundup

Hurt by adverse weather conditions, a continued shift by consumers to invest in high-value items such as cars, and a general slump after the...

Under Armour defends questions over strategy

Hot on the heels of its best quarterly growth of the year, US sportswear giant Under Armour has defended questions over the competitive posi...

Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

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Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness 1 Dec 2015

Wang Fangqing

While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism. 


Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

Latest News

US Q4 in brief: Levi Strauss, Columbia Sportswear 12 Feb 16

Michelle Russell

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, both Skechers and Columbia Sportswear published record sales growth and higher earnings, while Levi Strauss & Co moved to a profit, despite what it says was a "challenging year". Rocky Brands expressed disappointment with its finish to 2015, but offered an optimistic outlook for the coming fiscal year. 


Hunkemöller acquisition given go-ahead 12 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

The European Commission has approved the Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Dutch lingerie and swimwear brand Hunkemöller, first reported on just-style in December.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Feb 16

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at what the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for textile and apparel duties, Bangladesh and Vietnam led the way in terms of US apparel import growth in December, and Esquel progresses in a research programme to develop a sustainable Chinese supply of Sea Island cotton.


Footwear exec returns as Clarks Americas president 12 Feb 16

Katie Smith

UK footwear brand Clarks has appointed footwear veteran Gary Champion as president of its Americas business, with responsibility for guiding the division to "its next stage of growth". 


Direct sourcing helps M&S narrow the gap with Next 11 Feb 16

Katie Smith

More sourcing directly from suppliers has improved the profitability of Marks & Spencer's general merchandise business, narrowing the gap with Next Plc, according to a report published this week.


Clarks to cut 170 jobs in global restructure  11 Feb 16

Katie Smith

UK footwear brand Clarks is to lay off 170 people across its global operations in a move aimed at making the business leaner, faster and more effective and better able to respond to customer demand and rapidly changing markets.

Latest blogs

Speed needed on safety renovations 9 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Just days after international representatives expressed concerns that many "priority areas" still need to be tackled to improve safety in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector, a fire broke out at a factory deemed to be on track with remedial action.


Outdoor gear could be harmful 1 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor brands are being urged to eliminate all PFCs from their products and supply chains after the hazardous chemicals were discovered in clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment.

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