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ITALY: Dolce & Gabbana deletes Facebook protests Leonie Barrie | 10 Aug 11

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has deleted comments made on its Facebook page by nearly 30,000 activists calling on the company to ban the process of sandblasting, which gives jeans a used look but is highly dangerous to workers.


just-style management briefing: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's collective efforts Ben Cooper | 5 Aug 11

Over the past decade and more, industry associations and individual companies have launched numerous initiatives with the aim of addressing and reducing the environmental and social impacts of clothing manufacture. However, this year the clothing industry's collective effort witnessed what many hope will be a game-changing development with the formation of a new multi-stakeholder partnership.


US: Levi's taps Guajardo to lead global brand strategy Katie Smith | 3 Aug 11

Apparel retailer Levi Strauss & Co has hired Beto Guajardo as global vice president of strategy of its Levi's brand.


US: Levi's taps Guajardo to lead global brand strategy Katie Smith | 3 Aug 11

Apparel retailer Levi Strauss & Co has hired Beto Guajardo as global vice president of strategy of its Levi's brand.


INDIA: Teen shoppers crave apparel brands Leonie Barrie | 25 Jul 11

India's fashion conscious teens are making the country an attractive destination for international clothing firms, with a new survey finding more than one-third of youngsters in urban areas spend INR5,000 (US$112.7) a month on apparel.


US: Levi Strauss returns to profit in Q2 just-style.com | 13 Jul 11

Apparel company Levi Strauss & Co reversed the losses of a year ago in posting a profit for the second quarter, thanks to a double-digit surge in revenues.


SRI LANKA: Vallibel One invests $7.26 m in Orit Apparels Leonie Barrie | 4 Jul 11

Sri Lankan investment firm Vallibel One has made its first foray into the apparel sector after buying a 50% stake in Orit Apparels (Private) Ltd for US$7.26m.


Global news roundup just-style.com | 27 May 11

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 27 May 11

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read articles on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 27 May 11

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read articles on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


US: Levi Strauss drafts new supplier terms just-style.com | 23 May 11

US denim giant Levi Strauss & Co is working on new terms of engagement (TOE) for its suppliers, with plans to go beyond factory compliance.


The week ahead on just-style... just-style.com | 23 May 11

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


US: Levi Strauss promotes Rohosy as Dockers president just-style.com | 17 May 11

Levi Strauss & Co has promoted Anne Rohosy as executive vice president and president of its global Dockers brand, tasking her with all product, marketing and business operations.


US: Levi Strauss promotes Rohosy as Dockers president just-style.com | 17 May 11

Levi Strauss & Co has promoted Anne Rohosy as executive vice president and president of its global Dockers brand, tasking her with all product, marketing and business operations.


US: Levi Strauss promotes Rohosy as Dockers president just-style.com | 17 May 11

Levi Strauss & Co has promoted Anne Rohosy as executive vice president and president of its global Dockers brand, tasking her with all product, marketing and business operations.


US: LF USA to buy Hampshire's designer brands just-style.com | 6 May 11

Clothing maker Hampshire Group is offloading its women's brands, with the Designers businesses being sold to LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited, and the Item Eyes lines going to KBL Group International Ltd.


US: Levi's brand appoints global head of men's design just-style.com | 28 Apr 11

The Levi's brand has appointed Walker MacWilliam as its new global head of men's design.


US: Levi's brand appoints global head of men's design just-style.com | 28 Apr 11

The Levi's brand has appointed Walker MacWilliam as its new global head of men's design.


US: Sporting goods group joins fair factories scheme just-style.com | 27 Apr 11

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has signed up to the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), an industry-wide initiative that aims to improve working conditions and compliance by providing an audit sharing platform.


COMMENT: Garment industry takes a lead on public welfare just-style.com | 18 Apr 11

Ethical behaviour, sustainable and eco-friendly production are laudable goals - but in all too many cases they play second fiddle to rising sales and profit. In a world where cheap talk usually replaces action, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition is different, believes David Birnbaum.


How to retain talent in the clothing industry? Leonie Barrie | 15 Apr 11

In their quest for low labour rates and low garment costs, apparel firms are increasingly coming up against a range of problems on the talent front, from a lack of skilled workers to poorly motivated employees and a high turnover of staff. What's more, concerns are now extending to the future, and how to encourage the next generation into the industry.


US: Levi Strauss mulls the use of Crailar flax fibre just-style.com | 15 Apr 11

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is to look at using the new cotton-like flax-based fibre Crailar in its woven casual apparel products, including denim, bottom and top weight fabrics.


US: Levi Strauss mulls the use of Crailar flax fibre just-style.com | 15 Apr 11

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is to look at using the new cotton-like flax-based fibre Crailar in its woven casual apparel products, including denim, bottom and top weight fabrics.


US: Nike names Levi's exec Calhoun as Hurley CEO just-style.com | 14 Apr 11

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc has tapped former Levi Strauss executive Jim Calhoun as the new VP and CEO of its Hurley action sports apparel brand.


US: Nike names Levi's exec Calhoun as Hurley CEO just-style.com | 14 Apr 11

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc has tapped former Levi Strauss executive Jim Calhoun as the new VP and CEO of its Hurley action sports apparel brand.


US: Nike names Levi's exec Calhoun as Hurley CEO just-style.com | 14 Apr 11

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc has tapped former Levi Strauss executive Jim Calhoun as the new VP and CEO of its Hurley action sports apparel brand.


US: Margin decline eats into Levi Strauss Q1 profit Joe Ayling | 13 Apr 11

US jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has booked a 28% drop in first quarter profit after resorting to price cutting in an attempt to increase sales and shift inventory.


US: Margin decline eats into Levi Strauss Q1 profit Joe Ayling | 13 Apr 11

US jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has booked a 28% drop in first quarter profit after resorting to price cutting in an attempt to increase sales and shift inventory.


TURKEY: Istanbul to host Fashion Apparel Conference just-style.com | 12 Apr 11

Around 2000 industry professionals are expected to take part in the fourth Istanbul Fashion Apparel Conference, which takes place next month and brings together Turkish textile and apparel manufacturers, retailers, and national and international brands.


CHINA: Yida jeans plant takes more green steps Leonie Barrie | 7 Apr 11

Hong Kong based Crystal Group, one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, is taking steps to improve the energy, water, waste, material usage, air quality and noise at its Yida denim factory to prove the industry doesn't have to be as polluting as many critics claim.

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