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Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding

Over one year on from the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing...

Source Summit 2014: Quote/unquote

A raft of fashion industry experts gathered in London this week to discuss integrating sustainability into businesses through 3D (social, en...

Hanesbrands praises supply chain efficiency

Hanesbrands has praised the efficiency of its supply chain, describing it as "a clear contributor" to earnings, helping the underwear maker...

Alliance members buy more products from Bangladesh

The group of North American brands and retailers - including Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc and VF Corporation - working to improve safety in Bang...

Latest Interviews

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.


William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

Top stories this week on just-style... 25 Jul 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how clothing is likely to remain a focus for Tesco despite its upcoming CEO change, a snapshot of Myanmar's textile and apparel industry, and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety annual report, which reveals that progress is far from over a year on from its inception.


Tesco's Dawson to take M&S IT head role 25 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has poached Tesco's chief information officer for online, Carl Dawson, as its IT director.


AAFA urges Senate to modify Bangladesh provisions 25 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is urging the US Senate to modify provisions of its Defence Appropriations legislation for Bangladesh to offer a more inclusive approach.


just-style's research roundup 25 Jul 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, product developments and innovations in textile and apparel, and the smart wearable technology market.


PTC to expand IoT technology with Axeda buy 25 Jul 14

Katie Smith

PTC is to acquire privately-held Axeda Corp for US$170m in a move that will help the software solution provider expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio.


Macy’s increases sustainability efforts 24 Jul 14

Richard Woodard

Department store retailer Macy’s has announced a raft of new initiatives designed to boost the company’s sustainability record.

Latest blogs

Exporters back India's budget but seek more 21 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Indian apparel exporters are seeking a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, including export subsidies to offset import duties imposed by the EU while talks continue towards an EU-India free trade agreement.


Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes 14 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.

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