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When will Gap get back on track?

While new Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has a laser focus on fixing the Gap brand’s woes, finding the right formula is proving elusive. Indeed, a tur...

Bangladesh factory safety progressing slowly

Two years after the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was set up, the group says it could still take at least another 18 mon...

Portugal footwear makers underpin industry growth

?After a difficult few years brought about by a global economic recession, Portugal’s footwear and clothing industries are growing and under...

Software solutions enhance speed and visibility

Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recen...

Latest Interviews

North Face ahead of the game on sustainability 8 May 2015

Katie Smith

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.

Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.

Latest News

Textured Jersey to buy Quenby Lanka for $3.5m 27 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile mills, is to acquire fabric printer Quenby Lanka Prints for US$3.5m.

Clean production project moves to Asia and Africa 27 May 15

Michelle Russell

A Swedish initiative to encourage clean textile and leather production has expanded to Asia and Africa following a successful pilot project in India.

Global standards key to Bangladesh Labour Act 27 May 15

Michelle Russell

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has stressed the importance of ensuring the proposed implementation rules for the Bangladesh Labour Act comply with international labour standards.

Gerber Technology launches 3D visualisation module 27 May 15

Leonie Barrie

3D visualisation technology is now available as an optional module for AccuMark 10, the integrated CAD pattern design, grading, planning and marker making software from Gerber Technology.

Vietnam garment staff return after faintings 27 May 15

Michelle Russell

Around 100 female workers at a garment factory who fainted earlier this week due to a gas leak from a neighbouring factory in the southern province of Dong Nai, Vietnam, have been released from hospital.

Peek&Cloppenburg embraces end-to-end planning 27 May 15

Leonie Barrie

German fashion group Peek&Cloppenburg is launching the TXTPlanning platform to support its complex merchandise and assortment planning processes across all channels, products and countries.

Latest blogs

Commodity cost savings hard to pin down 20 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton – but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.

West Coast ports strike skews data 11 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US surged in March, as retailers ramped up their imports of spring/summer merchandise and cargo volumes at West Coast ports started to clear. The top three supplier countries booked double-digit increases, with China leading the way.

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