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Performance apparel set for continued growth

As new outdoor performance apparel brands enter the market in record numbers, retailers are introducing new innovations and technologies to...

Outdoor Retailer brands embrace technology

Leading outdoor brands exhibiting at the recent Outdoor Retailer show, held in Salt Lake City, are using technology, transparency, and authe...

Expensive US dollar hitting H&M sourcing costs

H&M Hennes & Mauritz has acknowledged that pricing may have to fluctuate to reflect challenges created by the increasingly expensive US doll...

2015: Welcome to the new fashion consumer

A new fashion consumer with new values and new connectivity is redefining fashion - and the industry is responding with new business models...

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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.


George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.

Latest News

Oeko-Tex updates textile test criteria 30 Jan 15

Richard Woodard

Testing body the Oeko-Tex Association has issued its annual update of test criteria and limit values for product certification in line with Oeko-Tex Standard 100.


Retailers set to consolidate commerce platforms 30 Jan 15

Richard Woodard

Retailers are increasingly looking to consolidate multiple systems into unified commerce platforms, according to a survey of companies in the US, Europe and Australia.


Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Jan 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the latest innovations and technology that were on show at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, Gap's decision to close its Piperlime fashion brand, and Canadian men's wear firm Kanati Co to pull out of Pakistan over supply chain issues.


Apparel firms call for passage of tariff bill 30 Jan 15

Katie Smith

US textile and apparel manufacturing companies are calling on Congress to pass the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which they say would eliminate or reduce import duties on products not available in the US.


PLM to optimise Petit Bateau product development 30 Jan 15

Katie Smith

French clothing brand Petit Bateau is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to accelerate product development cycles and reduce lead times.


Bangladesh Accord to inspect 200 more factories 29 Jan 15

Katie Smith

The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety is to start initial inspections on a new batch of factories added by signatories since August last year.

Latest blogs

Myanmar pay talks underway 26 Jan 15

Leonie Barrie

Talks aimed at setting a minimum wage for workers in Burma/Myanmar are now underway, after the original deadline of December was missed following calls for further research.


World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 15

Katie Smith

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'

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