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Gap audits reveal compliance issues in Myanmar

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its d...

Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre

While global wool production for the 2014/2015 year is forecast to be at its lowest level for 70 years, its prospects for future growth are...

Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...

ANALYSIS: Back-to-school spending a waiting game

The second biggest shopping season of the year is drawing to a close, but it appears many people have yet to wrap up their back-to-school bu...

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.


William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

Billabong reveals supply chain appointments 1 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.


Pumpkin Patch takes $12m hit on IT and stores 1 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Australasian children's wear brand Pumpkin Patch has described trading for the start of fiscal 2015 as "encouraging", and said its strategic change process is "well underway".


Van de Velde H1 profit plummets on Intimacy brand 1 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Belgian underwear group Van de Velde saw its first-half net profit plummet 74.9%, due to declines at its Intimacy brand.


just-style's research roundup 1 Sep 14

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global database of the top 1,000 apparel knitting mills, a look at the jeans market in Colombia, and a country report on Turkey.


UK consumer confidence bounces back in August 1 Sep 14

Katie Smith

UK consumer confidence bounced back in August from a six-month low in the prior month, according to new figures.


Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued another profit warning and said incoming CEO Dave Lewis will take up his new role a month early.

Latest blogs

Cottoning on to water shortages 1 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

To coincide with World Water Week, which kicked off in Stockholm yesterday, the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources has turned the spotlight on the global cotton industry - one of the largest and thirstiest crops produced.


Cambodia garment industry approaching crossroads 27 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not yet at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show held in Phnom Penh. Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there are challenges ahead, from rising labour costs to increased competition from neighbouring countries.

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