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UK: Debenhams utilises tracking technology for supply chain transparency Michelle Russell | 21 May 14

UK department store retailer Debenhams has partnered with Segura Systems to explore different methods of production tracking across its apparel brands.


Mauritius overview: Textile and apparel firms talk tactics Michelle Russell | 13 May 14

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in 2013, a marginal increase of just 0.07% over the year before. Local textile and clothing manufacturers are working hard to sustain this growth, with several sharing their future ambitions with just-style.


UK: Debenhams signs sustainable clothing action plan Katie Smith | 2 May 14

UK department store operator Debenhams is the latest retailer to sign a sustainability plan, designed to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing over its lifecycle.


Rana Plaza one year on: Timeline of change Leonie Barrie | 24 Apr 14

The Rana Plaza factory disaster has proved to be a catalyst for change in Bangladesh. While there has been criticism of the speed of the factory inspection process and efforts to improve worker safety, a timeline of major milestones shows that progress is being made.


UK: City sees "no quick fix" for Debenhams Katie Smith | 15 Apr 14

There is "no quick fix" for Debenhams, according to one analyst, after the UK department store retailer saw its first-half profit decline by almost a quarter.


ASIA: Retailers highlighted for failing supply chain workers Michelle Russell | 31 Mar 14

European retailers including Debenhams, Matalan and North Face are failing workers in their supply chain by not paying a living wage, according to a new brand survey.


INDIA: PVH and Arvind team up on Calvin Klein businesses Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 14

Apparel giant PVH Corp is teaming up with Arvind in another licensing deal - this time to distribute Calvin Klein Jeans apparel and accessories and Calvin Klein Underwear products in India.


UK: Clemmow promoted to Debenhams e-commerce director Leonie Barrie | 10 Mar 14

Department store retailer Debenhams has promoted Ross Clemmow as its new e-commerce director with immediate effect.


UK: AllSaints joins ban on angora Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 14

Fashion retailer AllSaints has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


UK: Government and retailers to aid garment workers Richard Woodard | 28 Jan 14

The UK Government is to more than double its investment in emerging frontier economies, joining forces with leading retailers to improve conditions for garment factory and farm workers.


CAMBODIA: Retailers call for investigation into violence Katie Smith | 21 Jan 14

Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.


UK: N Brown to expand after "robust" Christmas growth Katie Smith | 16 Jan 14

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown has unveiled international expansion plans after reporting "robust" sales growth during the Christmas trading period.


Cheaper private label apparel "losing traction" Richard Woodard | 28 Nov 13

The growth of inexpensive private label apparel is ending as the sector becomes less and less competitive, according to new research.


UK: “Good progress” at Debenhams despite FY profit dip Richard Woodard | 24 Oct 13

Department store retailer Debenhams recorded a slight decline in full-year pre-tax profit, but nonetheless made “good progress” in the year, according to one analyst.


BANGLADESH: Liberty Fashion Wears poses "immediate" safety risk Leonie Barrie | 15 Oct 13

The group representing more than 90 clothing retailers and brands sourcing from Bangladesh has publicly named the country's first garment factory considered to pose an "immediate risk" to workers.


UK: Arcadia adds two trading directors to BHS team Katie Smith | 14 Oct 13

UK fashion retailer Arcadia Group has added two trading directors to its BHS chain.


just-style's most read stories this week... Petah Marian | 20 Sep 13

The most read stories on just-style this week include a look at the full-year results from department store operator Debenhams, Marks & Spencer's tie up with mobile phone surveying firm Labor Link, and the news that global apparel and textile production rose in the second quarter.


UK: Retailers accused of fixing prices of sports bras Petah Marian | 20 Sep 13

A number of the UK's largest retailers including John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser have been accused of fixing the price of sports bras.


UK: Debenhams “back on form” as FY sales rise Richard Woodard | 17 Sep 13

Department store retailer Debenhams recorded a revenue rise of 2.5% in the year to 31 August, with like-for-like sales increasing by 2%.


UK: Advanced Supply Chain invests in garment finishing Katie Smith | 9 Sep 13

UK logistics firm and one of the country's largest garment processors, Advanced Supply Chain (ASC), has invested GBP300,000 (US$470,969) in new finishing facilities at its Halifax site to increase capacity and meet growing demand.


How do the Bangladesh safety pacts measure up? Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 13

Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.


UK: Gilmore named Jigsaw COO Katie Smith | 8 Jul 13

UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has hired Richard Gilmore, currently planning director at Fred Perry, to the new role of COO as part of efforts to strengthen its management team.


UK: Cold weather hits Debenhams Q3 sales growth Katie Smith | 27 Jun 13

UK department store operator Debenhams has today (27 June) blamed cold weather and challenging market conditions for slower third-quarter sales growth.


Sourcing shifts: Outsourcing options closer to home Kitty So | 3 Jun 13

Finding a cheap and responsive outsourcing option closer to home is increasingly a key option for US and European brands.


UK: Debenhams extends men's sizing to XXXXXL Petah Marian | 3 Jun 13

UK men are the biggest and tallest they have ever been, and are getting bigger, according to research released by Debenhams.


UK: Debenhams H1 profits hit by snow Petah Marian | 18 Apr 13

UK department store operator Debenhams recorded a dip in profits after bad weather hit trading, but said it expects improvement in the second half.


UK: Patrick Grant joins Debenhams designer roster Petah Marian | 5 Apr 13

As part of efforts to grow its men's wear business, UK department store operator Debenhams has signed E Tautz and Norton & Sons designer Patrick Grant as its latest Designer at Debenhams collaborator.


Next full-year results: what the analysts say Katie Smith | 22 Mar 13

Despite booking a 9% rise in full-year underlying pre-tax profit, UK fashion retailer Next Plc was forced to admit that it had suffered a slow start to the new year. Here is a flavour of what leading retail watchers are saying about Next's results.


UK: Debenhams warns of snow impact on H1 profit Petah Marian | 4 Mar 13

UK department store operator Debenhams has warned that first half profit will be hit after snow in January led to a fall in sales.


BALTICS: Debenhams bolsters presence in Latvia, Estonia Petah Marian | 14 Feb 13

UK department store operator Debenhams is set to bolster its presence in the Baltics, with plans for stores in Latvia and Estonia.

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