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Central America must make better use of DR-CAFTA

Central America must do more to make better use of the flexibilities of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFT...

The difference between compliance and safety?

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is one of the leaders of the move to change compliance, and is at the forefront of sustainability. However, at...

UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth

With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and qu...

Footwear to see "significant" gains from TPP

Footwear is expected to be one of the clear winners when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, with significant g...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

Latest News

New portal planned to speed chemicals assessment 27 May 16

Leonie Barrie

The group working towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the apparel and footwear supply chain is launching a new online portal later this year to provide a simple way to assess products against its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 May 16

Leonie Barrie

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how M&S plans to revamp its clothing business amid falling sales, criticism of Gap Inc for labour abuses at supplier factories, and a report on how yarn-forward rules of origin may weigh on Vietnam's potential under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.


Visual 2000 launches payment gateway integrations 27 May 16

Beth Wright

Fashion software provider Visual 2000 International has released several new payment gateway integrations to their suite of omni-channel business software.


BHS supplier Courtaulds Brands in administration 26 May 16

Michelle Russell

The fall-out from the demise of UK apparel and homewares retailer BHS is starting to be felt as two of its suppliers have gone into administration, including the owner of the Pretty Polly, Gossard and Aristoc brands.


Gap accused of rights violations in supply chain 26 May 16

Leonie Barrie

US speciality fashion giant Gap Inc has told just-style it is collaborating with unions, governments and industry associations to improve working conditions in the factories that make its clothes after a study found violations at suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia.


"Landmark" US chemical safety bill moves forward 26 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Milestone legislation to reform US chemical control regulations could be signed off by President Obama by the end of the month.

Latest blogs

Innovation key focus for apparel and textile firms 17 May 16

Michelle Russell

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.


Who won the 2015 World Textile Awards? 12 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Textured Jersey Lanka has again been recognised at the World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute, being named ‘Dyer & Finisher of the Year’ for the second year running.

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