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Speaking with style: Abi Rushton, founder of Ethical Expert 27 June 2011

With 20 years of experience across manufacturing, retail and international development to her name, Abi Rushton is well-placed to help steer apparel sourcing strategies of the future. just-style news editor Joe Ayling found out more in the first part of an extended inteview on the global supply chain.

Primark said it has been UK: Primark exposé footage ruled "fake" 16 June 2011

A BBC documentary that showed children making garments for Primark "more likely than not" used certain fake footage, according to the media organisation's complaints panel.

Timberland tops VF Corporation wish list 13 June 2011

US fashion group VF Corporation has described its US$2bn acquisition of outdoor apparel group Timberland as a "milestone", ending a year long analysis of potential targets.

Timberland is to become part of the VF stable of brandsUS: VF to acquire Timberland for $2bn 13 June 2011

Fashion group VF Corporation has agreed a deal to buy outdoor apparel and footwear firm Timberland for US$2bn.

UPDATE: Jones buys Kurt Geiger for GBP215m 2 June 2011

US fashion company The Jones Group has bought a majority stake in UK footwear retailer Kurt Geiger for GBP215m (US$352m) it has been confirmed to just-style.

Burberry is to invest in its retail network as the luxury boom continues to buoy profitsBurberry full-year results: what the analysts say 26 May 2011

Luxury fashion firm Burberry has today (26 May) booked strong profit and sales growth for fiscal 2010/11 and indicated it will invest heavily in its stores this year.

UK: Burberry FY profits soar 38% 26 May 2011

Luxury goods giant Burberry has booked a 38% hike in full-year profit, on the back of strong sales of items such as handbags, jewellery and shoes and growth in China.

M&S chief executive Marc BollandIn the money: M&S boss continues 2013 journey 24 May 2011

UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) is looking at ways to optimise its store space, from stocking products according to the local area to revitalising its clothing ranges, as part of a three-year plan to take the company forward.

UK: M&S boosts FY profit despite rising costs 24 May 2011

UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has reported solid full-year profit growth, as it managed to hold prices steady despite soaring cotton prices.

Geert Peeters, senior vice president for Levi's global supply chainSpeaking with style: Geert Peeters, head of Levi's global supply chain 23 May 2011

Heading up supply chain operations for Levi Strauss, the world's largest denim brand, Geert Peeters strives to source jeans in a sustainable, fashionable and compliant way. just-style news editor Joe Ayling caught up with him at the sidelines of a London event to launch its new WaterLess line.

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