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UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth

With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and qu...

Footwear to see "significant" gains from TPP

Footwear is expected to be one of the clear winners when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, with significant g...

Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential

While Vietnam is likely to see some of the biggest apparel export gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new report confirms indu...

Is China really going through a slump?

Slowing economic growth and growing competition are hitting the profits of Chinese retailers, while the country's clothing exports to the US...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest News

Legislation to eliminate US duties signed into law 25 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Legislation that paves the way for US apparel and footwear brands to reduce tariff costs on inputs and other articles no longer available in the US was signed into law last week by President Barack Obama.


C&A steps up sustainability at top-rated suppliers 24 May 16

Michelle Russell

Value retailer C&A says it has increased the number of top-rated suppliers it sources from and has grown its sustainable supply chain team, as it published its first global sustainability report and revealed progress towards its 2020 goals.


More brands join forest-free viscose pledge 24 May 16

Michelle Russell

Six international brands and retailers including Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl and New Look have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.


M&S to see "departure" of sourcing chiefs? 24 May 16

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer may see a shake-up of its sourcing team with the potential departure next year of two senior executives who have overhauled the group's supply chain. 


Global news roundup 24 May 16

Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Labour may limit Malaysia TPP apparel shipments 23 May 16

Leonie Barrie

US imports of apparel from Malaysia are expected to increase under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement – although gains would be smaller in absolute terms than those seen for Vietnam.

Latest blogs

Innovation key focus for apparel and textile firms 17 May 16

Michelle Russell

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.


Who won the 2015 World Textile Awards? 12 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Textured Jersey Lanka has again been recognised at the World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute, being named ‘Dyer & Finisher of the Year’ for the second year running.

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