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US footwear trade and sourcing snapshot

The US trade deficit in footwear rose 4% to US$23.8bn last year on the back of a sizeable increase in imports and a marginal drop in exports...

US textile and apparel trade and sourcing snapshot

A snapshot of the current state of play in US textile and apparel trade shows imports last year rebounded from a modest decline in 2012, ret...

Rethink needed as low-cost labour options dwindle

Apparel businesses need to end the race from one low-cost sourcing country to another and rethink their entire sourcing philosophy in the fu...

Slow fashion: a fast-growing opportunity?

Decidedly at odds with fast fashion, the slow fashion movement offers an alternative to mass-produced clothing and is steadily gaining momen...

Latest Interviews

M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.


Mango continues on global growth trajectory 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Spanish fashion retailer Mango might have its roots firmly in Europe, but is on a growth trajectory globally, making its presence felt in most major countries. just-style spoke with managing director Enric Casi and Jose Gomez, VP of international business development, about what the future holds and the challenges of operating in today's changing retail environment.

Latest News

ICAC unveils World Cotton Calendar 26 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has unveiled a World Cotton Calendar, offering the latest data on area, production and yield.


Long-term partnerships key to Adidas sourcing mode 26 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

German sporting giant Adidas says long-term partnerships are the key element of its sourcing model as it celebrates more than 25 years of manufacturing in Indonesia.


Bangladesh calls for separate garment ministry 26 Nov 14

Richard Woodard

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has renewed its call for the government to set up a dedicated ministry for the ready-made garment (RMG) industry.


Tazreen Fashions compensation agreement outlined 25 Nov 14

Katie Smith

An agreement on delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire has been outlined - two years after the blaze killed at least 112 people and injured 300 others.


Pakistan MoU to mainstream Better Cotton 25 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) have joined forces to mainstream sustainability in cotton production in Pakistan.


Bagir completes Ethiopia factory investment 25 Nov 14

Katie Smith

Formal wear tailoring firm Bagir Group has completed its investment in an Ethiopian production facility, which it says will give it a competitive edge to produce high quality garments for export.

Latest blogs

Revised wage ladder marks step toward living wage 24 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.


Firms urged to stay committed to Cambodia 17 Nov 14

Leonie Barrie

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.

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