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Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality a...

THE FLANARANT: Understand win-win or lose out

The “win-win” viewpoint - in which all participants are seen to benefit in one way or another - infects huge swathes of modern thinking and...

China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, accordi...

Abercrombie & Fitch to lose logos in fashion focus

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co is aiming to remove the logos from its garments on sale in North America by next spring as it f...

Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


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.

Latest News

H&M goes green with Conscious Denim 16 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailer H&M is expanding its eco-friendly Conscious Collections with the launch of a new denim range that uses more sustainable materials and environmentally-friendly production processes.


Bangladesh apparel exports edge up in July-August 16 Sep 14

Siddique Islam

Bangladesh's apparel exports edged up by 1.7% in the first two months of the current fiscal year as buyers continue to remain cautious following last year's factory safety issues and subsequent strikes and disruption as a pay rise was negotiated for apparel workers.


H&M to work with ILO on sustainable supply chains 16 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has forged a "unique" partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote sustainable global supply chains in the global garment industry.


UK conference to assess fashion's next frontiers 16 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Ground-breaking developments set to shape retail, manufacturing and the supply chain will be the focus of a fashion industry conference set to take place in the UK next month.


Ialy's Miroglio develops supply chain platform 16 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Textile firm Miroglio Group has developed a service business platform designed to give added value to the production chain through an organisational aggregation of its players.


Topp Textile to take over Ploucquet waistband site 16 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

German textile specialist Ploucquet Group is selling its European waistband business in Romania to Gerhard Topp, in what the two companies say marks the start of a new long-term strategic alliance.

Latest blogs

Garment factories boost Bangladesh education 16 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

The explosive growth of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry is more likely to be accompanied by accusations of sweatshop exploitation from labour rights activists than praise for the positive opportunities it brings the sector's largely-women workforce.


Back-to-school buoys US imports 15 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.

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