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US: Crailar fibre edges closer to full phase production Leonie Barrie | 15 Mar 12

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc, producer of the Crailar fibre made from flax and other bast fibres, is getting closer to its first full phase of production and says improvements in its cycle time open up new opportunities for third-party manufacturing.


just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 5 Mar 12

Featured research from just-style's store this week includes a look at the apparel sectors in Taiwan and Malaysia, a round-up of the latest developments in technical textiles, and a report on the western market for denim jeans.


US: Target to stop selling sandblasted garments Leonie Barrie | 1 Mar 12

Discount retail giant Target Corporation has joined global brands and retailers including Levi Strauss, H&M, Gucci, Benetton and Esprit in banning the use of sandblasting on all owned-brand and national brand apparel sold in its stores.


SOUTH KOREA: Columbia Sportswear names unit head Richard Woodard | 28 Feb 12

Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed Hyung-Rae (HR) Cho as the new general manager of its wholly owned Korean subsidiary, with immediate effect.


US: Cotton costs halve Levi Strauss Q4 profit Leonie Barrie | 8 Feb 12

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has seen its fourth quarter profit nearly cut in half as rising cotton costs outpaced higher ticket prices.


US: Cotton costs halve Levi Strauss Q4 profit Leonie Barrie | 8 Feb 12

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has seen its fourth quarter profit nearly cut in half as rising cotton costs outpaced higher ticket prices.


US: Cotton costs halve Levi Strauss Q4 profit Leonie Barrie | 8 Feb 12

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has seen its fourth quarter profit nearly cut in half as rising cotton costs outpaced higher ticket prices.


US: NAT enters Tuscarora partnership to produce Crailar Flax Petah Marian | 31 Jan 12

Naturally Advanced Technologies has announced a partnership with Tuscarora Yarns to explore a range of blended yarns using Crailar Flax.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 27 Jan 12

Top stories on just-style this week included speculation around Bangladesh's rise as a sourcing hotspot, JC Penney's plans to overhaul its offer and Sun European Partners' plans for UK retailer Bonmarche.


US: Levi Strauss confirms forest purchasing policy Petah Marian | 25 Jan 12

Levi Strauss & Co has confirmed to just-style that it does not source items like paper, product packaging and hang-tags from endangered rainforests.


US: Levi Strauss confirms forest purchasing policy Petah Marian | 25 Jan 12

Levi Strauss & Co has confirmed to just-style that it does not source items like paper, product packaging and hang-tags from endangered rainforests.


US: Tradecard network grew by 36% in 2011 Leonie Barrie | 19 Jan 12

TradeCard's global network of 10,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers grew by 36% in 2011, the company revealed this week, as its trading partners continued to embrace the cloud-based platform for end-to-end supply chain visibility.


just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 16 Jan 12

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week includes a look at the global apparel market, a report on the growing footwear market in Morocco, and a review of the denim and jeanswear industries, as well as a SWOT analysis of Levi Strauss.


CANADA: Maple Lake expands with Satori Planning buy Leonie Barrie | 6 Jan 12

Retail software specialist Maple Lake plans to increase its presence in Australia and the Pacific Rim after completing a deal to acquire Satori Planning Pty, its former distributor in the region.


Top ten news stories on just-style in 2011... Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 11

Instead of our regular look at the top stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top stories on just-style in 2011. What made the grade? Not surprisingly, the list includes cotton's ups and downs, the new apparel eco-index scheme...and JC Penney's new logo.


Top ten news stories on just-style in 2011... Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 11

Instead of our regular look at the top stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top stories on just-style in 2011. What made the grade? Not surprisingly, the list includes cotton's ups and downs, the new apparel eco-index scheme...and JC Penney's new logo.


US: Boot Barn sold in private equity deal Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 11

Specialty western and work wear retailer Boot Barn Inc has been sold by Marwit Capital to another private equity firm, Freeman Spogli & Co, and the company's management, for an undisclosed sum.


US: American Eagle Outfitters taps Levi's Hanson as CEO Petah Marian | 16 Nov 11

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Levi's executive Robert Hanson as its next CEO.


BANGLADESH: Textile clean-up programme a success Keith Nuthall | 18 Oct 11

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) has hailed as a success an initiative to use global expertise to clean up Bangladesh's notoriously dirty wet textile processing units.


US: Levi Strauss backs Industrie Denim concept stores Leonie Barrie | 14 Oct 11

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is teaming up with Mark Werts, founder of the American Rag specialty stores, to launch a new premium denim concept called Industrie Denim.


US: Levi Strauss backs Industrie Denim concept stores Leonie Barrie | 14 Oct 11

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is teaming up with Mark Werts, founder of the American Rag specialty stores, to launch a new premium denim concept called Industrie Denim.


US: Levi Strauss backs Industrie Denim concept stores Leonie Barrie | 14 Oct 11

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is teaming up with Mark Werts, founder of the American Rag specialty stores, to launch a new premium denim concept called Industrie Denim.


US: Levi’s Q3 profit up despite margin squeeze Richard Woodard | 12 Oct 11

Jeans-led apparel company Levi Strauss & Co has posted a double-digit rise in third quarter net profit, thanks to continued revenue growth for its core Levi’s brand.


US: Levi’s Q3 profit up despite margin squeeze Richard Woodard | 12 Oct 11

Jeans-led apparel company Levi Strauss & Co has posted a double-digit rise in third quarter net profit, thanks to continued revenue growth for its core Levi’s brand.


US: Levi’s Q3 profit up despite margin squeeze Richard Woodard | 12 Oct 11

Jeans-led apparel company Levi Strauss & Co has posted a double-digit rise in third quarter net profit, thanks to continued revenue growth for its core Levi’s brand.


US: Levi Strauss to implement business intelligence tool Leonie Barrie | 6 Oct 11

Jeanswear giant Levi Strauss & Co has selected Capgemini to develop an integrated business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse platform that will analyse the data flowing within the company.


US: TradeCard expands with VP of sales in Europe Leonie Barrie | 30 Sep 11

TradeCard Inc, the supply chain collaboration platform used by retailers, brands and manufacturers, has hired Frank Bakker as VP of sales for Europe.


HONG KONG: Brilliant Global Knitwear to use Crailar fibre Leonie Barrie | 28 Sep 11

Hong Kong-based private label knitwear manufacturer Brilliant Global Ltd is to use the new cotton-like flax-based fibre Crailar in some of the items it produces for global brands.


AUSTRALIA: Just Group joins ban on sandblasted jeans Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 11

Fashion retailer Just Group is joining global brands including Levi Strauss, Gucci, Benetton and Esprit in putting a stop to selling sandblasted jeans.


UK: Retailers urged to take action to end sweatshops Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 11

Campaigners are using the start of London Fashion Week to step up calls for high street retailers to take more action to end poverty pay for overseas workers.

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