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US: Levi's expands Curve ID women's denim line just-style.com | 10 Feb 11

Jeans giant Levi's is expanding its new Curve ID women's denim line to include a new fit, new styles and more sizes after selling more than a million units since their launch last August.


US: Global growth lifts Levi Strauss Q4 profit 28% just-style.com | 9 Feb 11

Jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co has booked a 28% rise in fourth quarter profit thanks to top-line growth in all regions, including its Levi's retail business in the US and wholesale operations in Europe.


THE FLANARANT: Is RFID in apparel finally coming of age? Mike Flanagan | 8 Feb 11

With apparel retailers and brands looking for new ways to bring down their buying-in prices, could now be the time for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to finally come into its own? Mike Flanagan certainly thinks so, pointing out that costs are coming down, suppliers are beginning to collaborate, and benefits could include better management in garment factories.


HONG KONG: Esprit to ban the use of sandblasting just-style.com | 7 Feb 11

Hong Kong-based clothing firm Esprit has vowed to stop using the controversial sandblasting technique in its global production chain with immediate effect.


Spotlight on...Grupo M stitches growth with Haiti just-style.com | 28 Jan 11

Leading Dominican Republic apparel maker Grupo M is growing fast by applying its technical expertise to neighbouring Haiti, where the Haitian Economic Lift Program is opening up new prospects for trade with the US. Jozef De Coster reports.


UK: Littlewoods to launch Levi's Curve ID jeans just-style.com | 26 Jan 11

Littlewoods Europe will be selling Levi Curve ID and Not Your Daughter's Jeans (NYDJ) to customers in France, Spain, Germany and Portugal as part of its new collection.


December management briefing: Part IV - The strange and unusual on just-style in 2010 just-style.com | 23 Dec 10

With the global textile and clothing industry this year emerging from a deep slump, it is perhaps understandable that there were going to be unexpected twists and turns in the sector during 2010.


LESOTHO: Better Work programme launches in Africa just-style.com | 21 Dec 10

Buyers from Gap Inc, Levi Strauss and Wal-Mart attended the launch earlier this month of the Better Work programme in Lesotho – the first time the scheme, which aims to improve working conditions in the garment sector, has been rolled out in Africa.


Levi's stands by Lesotho Joe Ayling | 6 Dec 10

Denim giant Levi Strauss has published an update on its efforts to improve conditions in Lesotho. And it is a case of 'what a difference a year can make' for this developing African country.


US: Major retailers lead in supply chain compliance just-style.com | 25 Nov 10

Levi Strauss, Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc, Hanesbrands, Gildan Activewear and Nordstrom are leading the apparel industry when it comes to global supply chain compliance programmes, a new survey has revealed.


US: Hampshire Group swings to Q3 profit just-style.com | 15 Nov 10

New York based sweater maker Hampshire Group Limited has swung to a third quarter profit, helped by higher sales and an income tax gain.


US: Levi's launches new Pendleton workwear series just-style.com | 9 Nov 10

The Levi's brand and Pendleton have announced the launch of the third collection in the Levi's Workwear Series called Levi's Workwear by Pendleton, which is manufactured in the US.


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.

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