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VIETNAM: NBC begins construction of $2.4m garment plant Ngo Tuan | 23 Apr 12

An Phat Garment Joint Stock Company (JSC), a subsidiary of Vietnam's leading garment maker Nha Be Garment JSC (NBC), has begun construction on a new $2.4m garment plant.


US: Crailar Flax earns USDA Certified Biobased label Petah Marian | 23 Apr 12

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Crailar fibre, which is made from flax and other bast fibres.


US: Levi Strauss elects Alstead to board Katie Smith | 20 Apr 12

Denim brand Levi Strauss & Co has today (19 April) appointed Troy Alstead to its board of directors, expanding the board to ten members.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 13 Apr 12

Top stories on just-style last week included the numbers of retailers collapsing into administration increased by 15%, JCPenney cutting 600 jobs at its headquarters and 48 apparel brands and retailers have been accused of purchasing clothing from suppliers who illegally discharge polluted water in China.


CHINA: Global brands hit by new claims of textile pollution Petah Marian | 11 Apr 12

Some 48 apparel brands and retailers including H&M, Nike, Wal-Mart, Levi's, Adidas, Gap and Marks & Spencer have been accused of purchasing clothing from suppliers who illegally discharge polluted water in China.


BANGLADESH: Labour rights activist tortured and killed Richard Woodard | 11 Apr 12

Labour rights organisations are calling for a full investigation after an activist and former apparel worker was found tortured and killed outside Dhaka.


US: Levi Strauss Q1 profit surges on price rises Richard Woodard | 11 Apr 12

Jeans-led apparel business Levi Strauss & Co posted a 21% surge in first quarter net profit as price rises and falling advertising spend boosted income.


US: PVH Corp to evaluate Crailar fibre Leonie Barrie | 10 Apr 12

One of the largest global apparel companies with brands including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow and Bass, PVH Corp is to evaluate the use of the new Crailar fibre in its dress and sports shirt lines.


Spotlight on...Brands deny claims of continued sandblasting Petah Marian | 3 Apr 12

Diesel has slammed a report in which it is accused of continuing to source its products from Bangladeshi suppliers that use sandblasting, despite the denim brand banning the practice.


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: Levi's brand launches first ever global collection Leonie Barrie | 17 Feb 12

The Levi's brand made its debut at New York Fashion Week yesterday (16 February) with the launch of its first ever global collection.


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: 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.


Spotlight on...A better way to grow cotton Petah Marian | 15 Dec 11

Global brands and retailers are working together to source more Better Cotton for their products in the hope that creating demand down the supply chain will eventually see sustainable cotton become the norm. As the first fibres from the initiative start to make their way into clothing, Levi Strauss and Marks & Spencer joined other stakeholders to explain what they hope to achieve.


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’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.

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