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Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 26 Jun 15

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential for new technologies to shape a sustainable fashion future, Li & Fung teaming up with two Chinese retailers to develop their own private label clothing brands, and Gap and H&M showing support for new labour law reforms in Myanmar.


Li & Fung leads the charge into Chinese brands Katie Smith | 23 Jun 15

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has formed a joint venture with Chinese retailers Bailian Group and Wangfujing Department Store to develop their own private label clothing brands and tap into its global supply chain.


Li & Fung's Ford appointed WFSGI Asia exec Michelle Russell | 8 May 15

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has appointed Li & Fung executive Helen Ford as senior executive director of its Asia division.


Sourcing in Africa: Foreign investment flows in Matthew Newsome | 5 May 15

With its cheaper labour and resources, East Africa has already attracted foreign investment, particularly from Asia - as well as business from major international fashion brands and retailers.


Sourcing in Africa: An alternative to Asia? Poorna Rodrigo | 5 May 15

Africa has potential to rival Asia as an apparel sourcing hub, but should learn from Asia’s successes and failures, according to industry experts.


Global Brands reveals “strong” H1 results Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 15

Global Brands has booked what it says is a “strong” set of results in its second-half, driven by growth in turnover, and despite a challenging market environment.


Li & Fung FY profit down in “transitional” year Richard Woodard | 19 Mar 15

Consumer goods colossus Li & Fung has seen full-year profits decline following a year “of transition and investment” for the Hong Kong-listed business.


Global Brands subsidiary signs Kate Spade deal Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 15

A subsidiary of Li & Fung spin-off Global Brands Group has signed a licensing deal with Kate Spade.


Outlook 2015: What keeps you awake at night? Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 15

When it comes to other issues the apparel industry should be keeping a close eye on in the year ahead, compliance and factory safety, macroeconomic headwinds, trade legislation, and consumer confidence are all cited as likely to have a bearing on whether or not 2015 turns out to be better than 2014.


Outlook 2015: What's happening at retail? Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 15

What key strengths and strategies are helping retailers to take the lead? Building fully integrated and flexible supply chains, with an end-to-end focus on ethics and responsibility will help to separate the winners from the losers in 2015.


Outlook 2015: What's happening with sourcing? Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 15

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2015, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? China is seen moving higher up the value chain, and near-shoring is likely to make small inroads, but improving productivity and building long-term vendor relationships are seen as key.


Outlook 2015: Challenges and opportunities Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 15

One of the biggest challenges – and opportunities – facing the apparel industry in 2015 is how best to embrace the omni-channel retail model, improve the shopping experience, and respond with new supply chain solutions. The changing profile of consumers in Asia is also likely to impact consumption and production, while global compliance and factory safety will continue to be a focal point.


Top ten analysis stories on just-style in 2014... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 14

Among the most-read analysis articles on just-style in 2014 were stories relating to Nike's "manufacturing revolution", the development of Ethiopia and Myanmar as apparel sourcing destinations, and industry efforts to improve factory safety.


Li & Fung buys Primark supplier May Trading Michelle Russell | 10 Dec 14

Publicly-listed firm by global sourcing giant Li & Fung has bought Primark and Next Plc supplier May Trading Ltd out of administration.


UPDATE: Tazreen Fashions compensation agreement outlined Katie Smith | 25 Nov 14

An agreement on delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh has been outlined - two years after the blaze killed at least 112 people and injured 300 others.


Global Brands provides trading update Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 14

Global Brands Group, which was recently spun off from Hong Kong's Li & Fung, has provided its first trading update as a separate company.


Fire and safety events to converge on Bangladesh Leonie Barrie | 17 Oct 14

Several events are set to converge on the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka in December, including the Second International Trade Expo for Building and Fire Safety.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 3 Oct 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include plans by China's Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co to invest US$500m in an Ethiopian textile plant, the views of Li & Fung's chairman on China's efforts to grow its domestic consumption, and first results from a study into health and productivity of Cambodian garment workers.


World Retail Congress 2014 Day One: Quote/unquote Michelle Russell | 30 Sep 14

The great and the good of the retail industry have converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and new business models are all on the agenda, and the 'disruptive consumer' is a key talking point.


Li & Fung: China consumption growth to bring major change Michelle Russell | 29 Sep 14

Not content with dominating the global exporting landscape, China is now switching its focus to growth in domestic consumption. And according to Li & Fung chairman William Fung, this is likely to lead to “a rather bumpy ride” for the apparel industry.


Li & Fung: China consumption growth to bring major change Michelle Russell | 29 Sep 14

Not content with dominating the global exporting landscape, China is now switching its focus to growth in domestic consumption. And according to Li & Fung chairman William Fung, this is likely to lead to “a rather bumpy ride” for the apparel industry.


AUSTRALIA: Billabong reveals supply chain appointments Katie Smith | 1 Sep 14

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.


Top stories this week on just-style... Michelle Russell | 29 Aug 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the shifts in manufacturing costs that are driving companies to re-think their global production strategies, a closer look at Li & Fung's three-year strategy, and the continued unrest in Cambodia's garment industry.


IN THE MONEY: More licensing and less M&A for Global Brands Michelle Russell | 27 Aug 14

Following its spin-off from Li & Fung last month, fashion apparel, footwear and accessories business Global Brands Group has outlined the firm's strategy as it heads into the second half. Its focus will include more licensing deals and fewer acquisitions.


SOURCING: Li & Fung looks to new frontiers for growth Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 14

Li & Fung has outlined a number of new frontiers the global sourcing giant is looking to explore as it works through its three-year roadmap, which it hopes will capture new customers in new categories and countries, and increase the group's cross-selling activities.


SOURCING: Li & Fung looks to new frontiers for growth Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 14

Li & Fung has outlined a number of new frontiers the global sourcing giant is looking to explore as it works through its three-year roadmap, which it hopes will capture new customers in new categories and countries, and increase the group's cross-selling activities.


HONG KONG: Global Brands H1 net loss widens on costs Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 14

Fashion apparel, footwear, and accessories business Global Brands Group has widened its net loss in the first half as a result of increased investment in new brand additions.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung reports "solid" H1 but warns on US Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 14

Global sourcing firm Li & Fung reported "solid" results in the first half, against a mixed economic landscape, with growth in both sales and earnings.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung reports "solid" H1 but warns on US Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 14

Global sourcing firm Li & Fung reported "solid" results in the first half, against a mixed economic landscape, with growth in both sales and earnings.


HONG KONG/US: Global Brands extends Disney sleepwear license Katie Smith | 14 Aug 14

Fashion apparel, footwear, and accessories business Global Brands Group has extended its sleepwear licensing arrangement with Disney Consumer Products.

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