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Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora Katie Smith | 29 Oct 14

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.

Levi Strauss and M&S join Canopy forest fibre initiative Richard Woodard | 29 Oct 14

Leading fashion players including Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer are the latest names to sign up to non-profit organisation Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest sustainability initiative.

Kering outlines new sustainable fashion partnership Katie Smith | 27 Oct 14

French luxury goods group Kering has outlined a new partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at the London College of Fashion (LCF) to support sustainable practices and innovation in the fashion industry.

Dassault Systèmes to launch 3D Platform in UK Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 14

Dassault Systèmes is partnering with international software business Island Pacific to launch its 3DExperince Platform to fashion brands and retailers in the UK.

Kering promotes Flore to Brioni CEO Katie Smith | 22 Oct 14

French luxury goods group Kering has promoted Gianluca Flore to CEO of its Italian men's wear brand Brioni, replacing Francesco Pesci.

New CEOs for Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane Michelle Russell | 21 Oct 14

French luxury goods group Kering has appointed new chief executives for its Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane brands as part of a management reshuffle.

Kering to source crocodile skins from Madagascar Leonie Barrie | 17 Oct 14

Luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent brands, is backing a project to support the sustainable supply of crocodile skins in Madagascar.

French Connection commits to stop selling angora Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 14

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Smart garments and wearable technology set for growth Leonie Barrie | 24 Sep 14

Long touted as "the next big thing", wearable technology has until now been held back by concerns ranging from cost to style, comfort and privacy issues - and of course the limitations of the devices themselves. But the sector may finally be reaching the tipping point that moves it into the mainstream.

FRANCE: Kering promotes Imo to head up Asia Pacific Katie Smith | 24 Sep 14

Luxury goods group Kering has promoted Carlo Imò to head its Asia Pacific operations, overseeing the international expansion of its brands in the region.

ITALY: Textile firms reaffirm chemical removal commitments Michelle Russell | 22 Sep 14

Six of Italy's largest textile suppliers have reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating hazardous chemicals from their supply chains, highlighting the work they have completed to date.

SPAIN: Fashion brands defend stance on fur farms Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 14

Following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry, a number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position.

ITALY: Textile firms join on traceable eco-friendly fabrics Michelle Russell | 15 Sep 14

Three top Italian mills have joined together to form a new textile supply platform to provide apparel firms with a collection of eco-friendly fabrics that are 100% Made in Italy.

FRANCE: Sergio Rossi boss Melard exits Katie Smith | 2 Sep 14

Sergio Rossi president and CEO Christophe Mélard has stepped down to "follow new professional challenges" outside of the luxury footwear and accessories brand.

FRANCE: Kering H1 profit lifts on revenue rise Richard Woodard | 31 Jul 14

Luxury goods group Kering, owner of Gucci, Saint Laurent and Puma, registered net profit growth in the first half of the year as revenues crept up on last year.

Turkey sets sights on sourcing business shed by Asia Jonathan Dyson | 4 Jun 14

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to diversify their supply chains away from Asia.

UK: Stella McCartney backs 'Wildlife Friendly' pledge Katie Smith | 30 May 14

Luxury label Stella McCartney has become the first global fashion brand to support the development of wildlife-friendly fibres, textiles and raw materials in its supply chain.

UK: Event to focus on product innovation in apparel Leonie Barrie | 27 May 14

Experts from leading fashion and apparel brands including Gucci, Adidas, Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger are taking part in a two-day event in London that will look at the opportunities offered by modern technology in helping to improve and streamline the apparel product development process.

WORLD: Top 10 apparel brands now worth US$100bn Richard Woodard | 27 May 14

The world’s top 10 apparel brands have grown in value by 29% and are now worth close to US$100bn, according to the 2014 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.

US: Apparel fastest growing category on top brands list Michelle Russell | 21 May 14

Apparel was the fastest growing category globally last year, with the top ten brands growing by 29%, according to a brand value survey published today (21 May).

FRANCE: Kering report charts sustainability progress Richard Woodard | 8 May 14

Luxury goods group Kering is “making progress” towards reaching sustainability targets, two years after announcing a four-year programme on tackling environment and social issues.

CHINA: Consumers to continue luxury spending boom Richard Woodard | 6 May 14

Chinese consumers will still be a key growth factor in the luxury goods market in 2014, according to a new report.

Fashion summit calls for transparency to boost sustainability Mads Berthelsen | 29 Apr 14

A more sustainable fashion industry requires complete transparency and control over every aspect of production. That was the message at the third biennial Copenhagen Fashion Summit, held last week in the Danish capital.

UK: Stella McCartney commits to forest-free viscose Katie Smith | 29 Apr 14

Luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney has pledged to eliminate rayon and viscose fabrics derived from ancient and endangered forests within three years

FRANCE: Kering restructures luxury division Katie Smith | 25 Apr 14

Kering, owner of Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent, is to reorganise its luxury division following the resignation of its managing director Alexis Babeau.

FRANCE: Kering FY profit plummets on restructuring costs Katie Smith | 21 Feb 14

French luxury goods group Kering has seen its full-year profit slide, hurt by costs related to the restructuring of its Puma sportswear brand and the disposal of its La Redoute mail order business.

US: Ralph Lauren hires Hermann to lead luxury growth Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 14

Ralph Lauren Corporation is ramping up the global growth and expansion of its luxury business under the guidance of Valérie Hermann, the former CEO of Reed Krakoff.

UK: Clothing industry backs sustainability plan Richard Woodard | 11 Feb 14

More than 50 retailers, suppliers, charities and recyclers are backing a new sustainability drive designed to cut the environment impact of clothing throughout its life cycle.

just-style's most read stories this week... Katie Smith | 7 Feb 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the response from Chinese cotton producers to the planned end of the national reserve programme, Adidas cutting fabric waste in two of its latest ranges, and a comment on South Asia's role in the post-Bangladesh world.

GERMANY: Adidas cuts fabric waste by focusing on design Leonie Barrie | 5 Feb 14

Performance sportswear brand Adidas says it has almost completely eliminated fabric waste in the production of its Running and Adidas by Stella McCartney ranges by changing the way it makes patterns.





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