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US fashion industry applauds trade bills package

A package of bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday (16 April) has sparked hope that a long-delayed trade agenda could finally m...

Spotlight on...Target's Canada debacle

Just days after the closure of its remaining Canadian stores, just-style explores how empty shelves, mismanagement and over-hype combined to...

Factory strike shows Vietnam worker vulnerability

A week-long strike at a Taiwanese-owned footwear factory in Vietnam has exposed a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country th...

US apparel retailers' March 2015 sales roundup

While the earlier Easter this year helped the majority of US apparel retailers to book comparable store sales growth in March, adverse weath...

Latest Interviews

Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.

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.

Latest News

Benetton doubles Rana Plaza payment to US$1.6m 17 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group is to double the amount of compensation paid into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund to US$1.6m following an independent assessment by PwC.

Dickies debuts body heat mapping tech workwear 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Apparel brand Dickies has launched an "industry-first" workwear collection designed using body heat mapping technology to pull moisture away from key areas of the body.

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why better working conditions in garment factories improves productivity and profitability, Morocco's plans to grow fast fashion exports, and a comment on the challenges Myanmar faces if its garment industry is to reach its true potential.

House of Fraser taps Kotla as CIO 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

House of Fraser has appointed Uday Kotla to the new role of chief information officer, as the UK department store retailer looks to ensure its strategy and development are "enhanced by technology".

UK shopper numbers see first rise in a year 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

UK shopper numbers edged up in March for the first time in a year, marking the third increase in the last 20 months, thanks primarily to the early timing of the Easter bank holiday.

Cherokee “on right path” after Q4 profit jump 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Cherokee Global Brands has said it is “on the right path” to expanding and develop its namesake label after booking a 75% jump in fourth-quarter profit, helped by strong sales growth and carefully managed expenses.

Latest blogs

Strikes underscore Vietnam challenges 13 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challenges facing one of the industry's main manufacturing hubs. It also exposes a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country that many see as a key sourcing alternative to China.

A sourcing hub for the future? 7 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

If global brands, manufacturers and mills could come together and build vertical supply chains in Africa, they would set themselves up with a sourcing hub for the future.

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