Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style

If you’re short of time or haven’t managed to check in to all our daily newsletters, reading these articles will ensure you’re up-to-date on the top five most-read stories on just-style in any given week.



Top stories this week on just-style... 11 Aug 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include Primark launching its first line of clothing made using 100% sustainable cotton, the Ethiopian government lifting a ten-month state of emergency, the re-launch of American Apparel with higher prices for its 'Made in US' items, and an update on key issues for textile and apparel in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation.


Top stories this week on just-style... 4 Aug 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include the news Under Amour is to close stores and cut jobs as part of plans to build a stronger and smarter company; the CEO of VF Corp has praised the company's early progress in its five-year plan to revamp its supply chain; new figures suggest that while most buyers are paying their bills on time, some suppliers are incurring big costs on their orders; and over 80 garment workers have taken part in a hunger strike in Bangladesh.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Jul 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a plan to accelerate apparel exports to the US from El Salvador, attempts to ease increasing congestion at Bangladesh's Chittagong port, VF Corp CEO Steven Rendle taking on the additional role of chairman amid second-quarter gains, and the acquisition by Michael Kors of Jimmy Choo for US$1.2bn.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Jul 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a report on the first garment training institute opening in Cambodia, Primark's recall of thousands of men's flip flops over cancer fears, key issues for textile and apparel supply chains amid the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation, and ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Jul 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at whether or not NAFTA has been good or bad for the US textile and apparel industries, Clarks' CEO speaks with just-style about the firm's new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK, new data shows supply chains have been struggling with ethical performance this year, and we share some top tips for choosing supplier factories.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Jul 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include news that 11 people were killed when a boiler exploded at the Multifabs garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka in Bangladesh,  footwear group Clarks revealed details of a new manufacturing facility that will see it make shoes in the UK again, Mexican apparel makers are seeking an end to NAFTA's yarn-forward rule, while Target is tackling the issue of forced labour with worker surveys and has separately launched three new private label apparel brands.


Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Jun 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' that will run to 2021 and promises to offer new worker protections, Honduras' textiles and apparel sector raises $1.5bn as part of its multi-sector development plan, Adidas warns of coral bleaching threat with white editions of its three new Parley running shoes, and Under Armour taps former Aldo CEO, Patrik Frisk, as president and COO.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Jun 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Jun 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the potential impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on textile and apparel trade, why the number of "distressed retailers" in the US is set to continue growing, and how moves by Nike and Adidas to turbocharge their footwear supply chains are positioning them for more full-price selling and reduced input costs.


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Jun 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why now is the time to start planning to make digital part of your strategy, how brick and mortar companies cannot compete online, Sri Lanka's apparel manufacturers warn they may need more time to honour current orders, and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety suspends another six garment factories.


Top stories this week on just-style... 2 Jun 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at a new supply chain ranking that rates H&M, Inditex and Nike as leaders, how Asos is embracing transparency on its sustainability journey, new Plan A 2025 eco and ethical targets from Marks & Spencer, and the threat of subcontracting in Cambodia's garment industry.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 May 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, Marks & Spencer admits "there is still much to do" as profits slumped by almost two-thirds, a new survey into fashion shopping habits finds consumers buy more clothes than they need and use, and Levi Strauss & Co grants US$350,000 to develop new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 May 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how an unexpected windfall from the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is boosting textile investment in Ethiopia, Ralph Lauren cuts more than 100 jobs as part of an ongoing turnaround strategy, House of Fraser acquires London-based premium fashion brand Issa, and Adidas is to sell its golf business in a deal valued at US$425m.


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 May 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the "bold vision" to transform Ethiopia into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers, the launch of Amazon's own own-label fashion line, Lululemon unveiling a "revolutionary" sports bra, and H&M being recognised for its leadership in advancing global supply chain transparency.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Apr 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Gap's pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel, how direct worker feedback from mobile surveys is being used to drive sourcing decisions, and Adidas partners with Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility.


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