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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.
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.
UK clothing retailer Reiss has named former Next and Abercrombie & Fitch executive, Christos Angelides, as its new CEO in a move it describes as "part of a planned succession process".
Graphene-based product supplier Directa Plus has secured a European Regional Development Fund grant to fund 40% of a EUR1m (US$1.06m) research project exploring technological innovation in smart fabrics.
Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is collaborating with the country's leading retailer Bailian Group on a strategic partnership it says is designed to boost efficiency and "upend" the traditional manufacturing and supply chain model.
German sportswear brand Puma has promoted Bob Philion to president of Puma North America, following the retirement of Jay Piccola.
French fur company Hotel Particulier, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help improve quality and boost time to market.
Online retail giant Amazon has revealed plans to open a new head UK office and create more than 5,000 full-time jobs as it looks to grow its business in the country.
Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector is bracing itself for even greater cost increases to come.
With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain.
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