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International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...
Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...
Skills or new technology: which gives better leverage to a manufacturing country? This question has been posed to global garment industry ex...
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...
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.
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.
US department store retailer JC Penney saw its share price fall 9% after moving to a loss in its fourth-quarter.
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.
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.
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.
Department store retailer Kohl's Corporation showed “significant improvement” in its fourth-quarter as sales and earnings both increased.
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.
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.
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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