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Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...

COMMENT: Skills or new technology?

Skills or new technology: which gives better leverage to a manufacturing country? This question has been posed to global garment industry ex...

UK reshoring hub hit by sweatshop claims

The city at the centre of much of the UK’s textile and garment reshoring efforts has been criticised in a new report that found “widespread...

Latest Interviews

Alliance making good progress in Bangladesh 18 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.

Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

Latest News

JC Penney share price falls on Q4 loss 27 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

US department store retailer JC Penney saw its share price fall 9% after moving to a loss in its fourth-quarter.

Delta Galil open to M&A as profit grows 27 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

Lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil Industries said it remains open to strategic acquisitions as it booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales.

Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Feb 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.

Ross Stores Q4 ahead of expectations 27 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

US off-price fashion retailer Ross Stores has booked fourth-quarter earnings and sales ahead of its expectations and offered a positive outlook for the next fiscal.

Kohl's shows improvement in Q4 27 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

Department store retailer Kohl's Corporation showed “significant improvement” in its fourth-quarter as sales and earnings both increased.

Carter's Q4 boosted by increased demand 27 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

Children's wear company Carter's said it saw good demand for its brands in the final months of the year as it booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales.

Latest blogs

Are you up to speed on 'The Fit Factor'? 27 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

A special event on ‘The Fit Factor – World class wisdom on fashion sizing and fit’ will bring together speakers from Marks & Spencer, Tesco, C&A and Debenhams in the UK next week.

US port dipute conclusion nears 23 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

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