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Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...

SOURCING: Worldwide change in cost competitiveness

Decisions on where to focus supply chains involve a complicated mix of wages, productivity, energy costs, currency values and other factors...

More licensing and less M&A for Global Brands

Following its spin-off from Li & Fung last month, fashion apparel, footwear and accessories business Global Brands Group has outlined the fi...

Li & Fung looks to new frontiers for growth

Li & Fung has outlined a number of new frontiers the global sourcing giant is looking to explore as it works through its three-year roadmap,...

Latest Interviews

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.


William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.

Latest News

just-style's research roundup 1 Sep 14

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global database of the top 1,000 apparel knitting mills, a look at jeans in Colombia, and a country report on Turkey.


Adidas to use only Bluesign-approved chemicals 29 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its supply chain.


Myanmar and US to develop labour rights initiative 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

The US and Myanmar are joining forces to develop an initiative designed to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.


China and India sign MoU to explore textile ties 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of China have inked a garment textiles MoU to promote and help businesses to exchange technologies and enter joint ventures.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the shifts in manufacturing costs that are driving companies to re-think their global production strategies, a closer look at Li & Fung's three-year strategy, and the continued unrest in Cambodia's garment industry.


Scientists hail first recycled cotton garment 28 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

Scientists in Sweden have developed what they claim is the world's first garment made entirely from recycled cotton - describing it as a "breakthrough" for the textile industry.

Latest blogs

Cambodia garment industry approaching crossroads 27 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not yet at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show held in Phnom Penh. Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there are challenges ahead, from rising labour costs to increased competition from neighbouring countries.


Apparel industry reacts to Russia tensions 18 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.

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