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Where next for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark?

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions t...

Common themes unite Inditex and H&M supply chains

As the world’s two largest fast fashion retailers, it’s no surprise that Inditex and H&M continue to outperform their peers with their marke...


Katie Smith | 20 Aug 2015

Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double the rate of apparel spend overall. Which means retailers need to have a strong digital presence and sophisticated product delivery in order to benefit, according to new research.


Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 2015

Internet pureplays like Asos are gaining the most share in the UK apparel market year-on-year, new data shows, while general stores are losing out.


Mike Flanagan | 12 Jan 2015

Despite the hype, it's amazing how insignificant the internet is on the garment trade, writes Mike Flanagan. While every clothing brand and retailer uses the web for moving, receiving and monitoring information, relatively few clothes are sold this way.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Dec 2014

As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginning. Access to low-cost finance is one of the main challenges facing firms going forward, but so too is a shift in mindset - with a greater focus on worker training seen as key to creating lasting change.

Latest Interviews

Ivan Castano Freeman | 14 Aug 2010

It may be ten times smaller than archrival Inditex (owner of the Zara stores) but Spanish women's fashion chain Mango is nearly as well known, thanks to clever adverts featuring glamorous movie stars and a relentless expansion which has taken it to 100 countries in recent years. And there is room for more - much more - growth, expansion director and board member Isak Halfon tells just-style.


just-style.com | 26 Mar 2009

Spain’s armada of fashion retailers has taken the world’s high streets by storm with Inditex becoming the largest such enterprise and smaller rivals such as Mango rushing to gain domination. Not to be outdone, Madrid-based Cortefiel Group has drafted its own ambitious expansion with plans to roll out 440 franchised stores in the next five years to operate over 2,000 shops. Speaking to just-style, franchise director Alex Cara outlines the strategy and explains how Cortefiel plans to stay competitive in coming years.

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Michelle Russell | 2 May 2018

Fashion retail giants Arcadia Group, Inditex, Gap Inc and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) have all committed to ensuring their products are mohair-free following an investigation into the industry in South Africa by animal rights group PETA.


Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 2018

Garment workers in Turkey campaigning for the settlement of severance pay from a factory supplying to brands including Zara, Mango and Next, have accepted partial payment.


Beth Wright | 14 Mar 2018

Profit at Spanish clothing giant Inditex, operator of the Zara fast fashion chain and the world's second-largest clothing retailer, rose 7% last year, thanks to growth across all regions and a double-digit jump in online sales.


Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 2018

Six leading apparel brands have stepped forward to be featured on a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.


Beth Wright | 13 Dec 2017

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months of the year as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.


Beth Wright | 20 Oct 2017

The director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says its collaboration with Spanish clothing giant Inditex to enhance labour conditions at all levels of the garment sector value chain represents a new milestone in the apparel industry.


Beth Wright | 16 Oct 2017

A workshop in Vietnam has seen 33 trade union leaders from Inditex supplier garment factory unions review their network's activities for 2017, exchange best practices and set the agenda for 2018 as part of their role to implement a pledge made by the Spanish clothing giant to protect and promote labour conditions throughout its entire supply chain.


Beth Wright | 22 Sep 2017

Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review


Beth Wright | 20 Sep 2017

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked increases in both earnings and revenues in the first half of the year but gross margin was hurt by the strong appreciation of the euro versus most major currencies.


Beth Wright | 19 Jul 2017

Inditex has hailed the strengthening of the group's commitment to sustainability along the value chain in 2016, with chairman and CEO Pablo Isla highlighting "solid, sustainable, and integrated growth" as key to the future of Inditex.


Hannah Abdulla | 19 Jul 2017

Zara owner Inditex has detailed expansion plans for 2017, which will see a raft of its brands enter Belarus.


Beth Wright | 14 Jun 2017

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked double-digit increases in both earnings and revenues in its first-quarter, underpinned by a solid business performance and global growth in both its online and store network. 


Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 2017

A number of fashion giants, including Sweden’s H&M and Inditex's Zara, are said to be buying viscose from highly polluting factories that are contributing irreparable damage to environmental and human health.


Leonie Barrie | 30 May 2017

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.


Beth Wright | 20 Apr 2017

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, German sportswear giant Adidas and US outdoor brand Patagonia have topped a new report ranking the efforts companies are taking to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation in their supply chains.


Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 2017

The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail  industry, a new report explains.


Michelle Russell | 15 Mar 2017

Spanish clothing giant Inditex saw both earnings and sales increase in its last fiscal thanks to growth across all geographic regions and an expansion of its online platform.


Beth Wright | 15 Mar 2017

US sporting goods giant Nike has retained its position as the world’s most valuable apparel brand after a 13% rise in brand value to US$32bn, new figures show.


Beth Wright | 23 Feb 2017

A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).


Beth Wright | 16 Feb 2017

Bangladesh union representatives have signed a collective agreement with H&M and Inditex supplier Natural Denims Ltd for the first time, entitling workers to an annual wage increase, sick leave and a bonus scheme. 


Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 2017

Spanish clothing giant Inditex has strengthened its partnership with water crisis solutions non-profit organisation, Water.org, to improve access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2014

Inditex-owned fast fashion chain Zara has gone and done it again.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Jul 2014

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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