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US: Levi’s introduces Water Less jeans just-style.com | 4 Nov 10

Denim brand Levi’s has unveiled a new Water Less collection of jeans that use significantly smaller amounts of water in their production process.

HONG KONG: Crystal commits to sustainable business Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 10

Hong Kong based Crystal Group, one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, is well on its way to achieving its five-year environmental targets according to the company's first sustainability report which has just been published.

Speaking with style: Anthony Corsano, CEO, Anvil Knitwear Leonie Barrie | 29 Oct 10

Anvil Knitwear is ahead of some of the world's biggest clothing brands when it comes to sustainability. Here, CEO Anthony Corsano talks to just-style about the business case for social and environmental responsibility, and explains why it is a defining feature of the future of the apparel industry.

October management briefing: Part III - Future fashion predictions just-style.com | 27 Oct 10

Trend forecasters and cool-hunters have spawned a global sub-sector of the fashion industry, with university courses, computer software and academic research making a science out of predicting fashion's 'next big thing.'

JAPAN: Levi's sales suffer amid value shift just-style.com | 19 Oct 10

Levi Strauss Japan has posted reduced third quarter sales of JPY9.48bn, saying that sell-through at major customers’ stores continued to slow down.

NEW ZEALAND: Icebreaker taps Nike exec as design director just-style.com | 14 Oct 10

New Zealand based high-tech merino wool clothing company Icebreaker has named former Nike executive Keryn Francisco as its new global product design director.

US: Store expansion hits Levi’s Q3 profit just-style.com | 13 Oct 10

Levi Strauss & Co saw its third quarter profits shrink despite rising sales, impacted by continued investment in store expansion, marketing support and a more punitive tax rate.

US: Hampshire names Prengel as president of men’s division just-style.com | 13 Oct 10

US fashion firm Hampshire Group has named Eric Prengel as president of its men’s division, effective immediately.

CAMBODIA: Talks to resolve pay dispute make slow progress Ngo Tuan | 28 Sep 10

Attempts to resolve an ongoing pay dispute in Cambodia seem to be making slow progress after a meeting yesterday (27 September) between government officials and manufacturer and worker representatives ended without reaching an agreement.

US: Levi's appoints three brand presidents just-style.com | 24 Sep 10

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Robert Hanson, Aaron Boey, and Jim Calhoun to newly created positions at three of the company's brands - Levi’s, Dockers and the recently launched Denizen.

VIEWPOINT: Cleaning up textile mills makes commercial sense Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 10

Plans by two of the world's largest retailers - Walmart and H&M - to work with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce water, energy, and chemical use in their factories sends out an important message to global supply chains.

Spotlight on...Cotton prices Joe Ayling | 23 Sep 10

A perfect storm of supply and demand issues have sent cotton prices soaring the world over. Joe Ayling reports on what caused this spike and how it will affect the garment industry.

US: Walmart, H&M to cut pollution at Chinese textile suppliers just-style.com | 23 Sep 10

Two of the world's largest clothing retailers - Walmart and H&M - have pledged to work with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce water, energy, and chemical use in their supply chains.

US: Levi Strauss CEO joins Harley-Davidson board just-style.com | 23 Sep 10

Iconic motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc has elected Levi Strauss & Co president and CEO John Anderson to its board of directors.

CAMBODIA: Fashion brands urged to help end intimidation Leonie Barrie | 22 Sep 10

Fashion brands and retailers sourcing from Cambodia have been asked to urge local authorities to put an immediate end to intimidation against workers and trade union leaders who took part in last week's pay strikes if they want their ethical commitment to be taken seriously.

FRANCE: Façonnable branches out into jeans Stuart Todd | 22 Sep 10

French fashionwear firm Façonnable is launching Façonnable Jeans at its network of stores and distributors from the first quarter of 2011.

EUROPE: Sandblasting ban backed by H&M and Levi's suppliers Joe Ayling | 20 Sep 10

Clothing firms H&M and Levi's are confident that their suppliers will support their recent ban on the sandblasting finishing technique, just-style has learnt.

US: Levi's launches web sizing tool for Curve ID just-style.com | 17 Sep 10

US denim giant Levi's has launched the online destination for its new shape-fitting jeans Curve ID, which sizes up the shopper through a number of stages.

Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 10 Sep 10

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

US: Billy Reid to design range for Levi's just-style.com | 9 Sep 10

Denim brand Levi's brand is partnering with men's fashion designer Billy Reid for a new collection.

US: Levi's and H&M to ban sandblasting practices just-style.com | 8 Sep 10

Fashion giants Levi Strauss & Co and H&M have announced plans to implement a global ban on sandblasting in all of their future product lines.

COMMENT: Sandblasting ban is clearest solution Joe Ayling | 8 Sep 10

Global fashion brands Levi Strauss & Co and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) deserve plenty of credit for banning sandblasting in their supply chains altogether - a move that leaves nothing to chance.

Top stories on just-style this week... Joe Ayling | 3 Sep 10

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

Is shape the new size? Joe Ayling | 31 Aug 10

Fashion brands are adding the shape of their shoppers to sizing considerations, and Levi's will be hoping the launch of its Curve ID jeans fits the bill.

US: Levi's awaits true cotton hike impact Joe Ayling | 27 Aug 10

US denim firm Levi Strauss has told just-style it is too soon to assess the impact of rising cotton prices on its own pricing structure.

Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 27 Aug 10

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

CHINA: Levi's debuts Denizen brand in China Joe Ayling | 23 Aug 10

US denim firm Levi's has launched its latest jeans brand, Denizen, in the emerging Chinese retail market.

SOURCING: Not all firms washed out by Pakistan floods Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 10

While it's true that the proverb "Bad news travels fast" has been particularly apt as far as the widespread flooding in Pakistan is concerned, one of the country's leading knitwear manufacturers and exporters has told just-style that many firms are managing to rise above recent events.

Apparel industry edges closer to eco-index Leonie Barrie | 13 Aug 10

The apparel industry is edging closer to an eco-index that will allow companies to assess the environmental impacts of individual products along their supply chain.

US: Levi's launches jeans based on wearers' shape just-style.com | 9 Aug 10

US denim giant has released a new range of jeans designed to fit a variety of womens' shapes.








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