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How technology is helping to build supply chain trust Beth Wright | 19 Oct 18

New tools and technologies are helping the apparel industry to build smarter, transparent – and more trusted – supply chains. Executives from Hugo Boss and Mango were among speakers at last week's IAF World Fashion Convention sharing their experiences.


Mango commits to sustainable cotton sourcing Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 18

Spanish fashion chain Mango has become the latest brand to join the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) as part of a new commitment to ensure 50% of the cotton it sources is of sustainable origin by 2022.


Unpaid Turkey garment workers accept partial payment Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 18

Garment workers in Turkey campaigning for the settlement of severance pay from a factory supplying to brands including Zara, Mango and Next, have accepted partial payment.


Mango to roll out digital fitting rooms Beth Wright | 19 Feb 18

Mango has partnered with one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Vodafone Group, to roll out digital fitting rooms – featuring smart mirrors – to the Spanish fashion chain's top stores worldwide.


Mango boosts logisitics operations in Europe and US Beth Wright | 23 Jun 17

Mango has expanded its 24 hour delivery service for online orders to 28 European countries and to the US for the first time, as part of the Spanish fashion chain's bid to improve the shopping experience of its customers.


Mango launches eco-friendly 'Committed' collection Beth Wright | 15 Feb 17

Mango has developed a new sustainable collection, Mango Committed, as part of the Spanish fashion chain's bid to create a business model based on sustainability criteria and more environmentally-friendly processes.


2016 – A year in review – Retail winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 13 Dec 16

A local-for-local manufacturing vision, expansion in Asia, robotic warehousing and automated delivery systems helped lift some retailers during 2016, but concerns over conditions and working practices, store closures and bankruptcies weighed on others.


Nike, Victoria's Secret, Esprit lag in detox efforts Beth Wright | 6 Jul 16

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Top stories this week on just-style... Michelle Russell | 11 Dec 15

The most-read stories on just-style this week include Adidas warning of a significant rise in sourcing costs over the next five years, a look at the US tariff phase-out schedule for textiles and apparel under the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the uncertainty of future denim and jeans production bases, and Mango's new business strategy that involves a "revolutionary" offering with supply chain changes.


Mango "revolutionises" offering with supply chain changes Katie Smith | 7 Dec 15

Mango has unveiled its new business strategy which will see the Spanish women's fashion chain introduce new product into its stores every two weeks and no longer print its catalogues under what it describes as a "major revolution".


Mango to end JC Penney distribution deal Leonie Barrie | 11 Nov 15

Spanish women's fashion chain Mango is set to end its five-year distribution deal with US department store retailer JC Penney next year.


Mango FY profit falls despite turnover growth Katie Smith | 21 Apr 15

A near double-digit hike in turnover failed to boost the bottom line at Spanish fashion retailer Mango, with full-year profit falling 11.2%.


Mango recruits Ruiz as CFO Beth Wright | 26 Jan 15

In the process of replacing its general manager Enric Casi, Spanish fashion brand Mango has recruited Toni Ruiz as chief financial officer.


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

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Crystal Group's CEO Andrew Lo; Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability for H&M; and Seth Ellison, Levis Strauss & Co's president for Europe.


INTERVIEW: Mango continues on global growth trajectory Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 14

Spanish fashion retailer Mango might have its roots firmly in Europe, but is on a growth trajectory globally, making its presence felt in most major countries. just-style spoke with managing director Enric Casi and Jose Gomez, VP of international business development, about what the future holds and the challenges of operating in today's changing retail environment.


French Connection commits to stop selling angora Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 14

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Elbit begins talks for sale of Mango Israel stores Michelle Russell | 13 Oct 14

Elbit Fashion Ltd, the Israeli franchisee for the Mango brand, has commenced talks for the sale of the retail chain's stores in Israel.


New certification for safe and sustainable textiles Michelle Russell | 3 Oct 14

Oeko-Tex has developed a new textile certification for both safe and sustainably produced textiles.


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

The second day of the annual World Retail Congress in Paris has shifted its focus onto cohesive supply chains, sustainable consumption, and how new design and R&D models are shaping the industry.


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.


SWITZERLAND: Oeko-Tex takes MySTeP tool to US Katie Smith | 18 Aug 14

Oeko-Tex has introduced its new online platform that will enable brands, retailers and manufacturers to track and manage the sustainability of their supply chains to the US.


ANALYSIS: Apparel industry not immune from Russia tensions Michelle Russell | 15 Aug 14

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia. While the ban was imposed on food and agricultural imports, the apparel industry is unlikely to be immune from the effects of the standoff, with majors like Adidas already suffering long-standing issues in the country.


Global news roundup Michelle Russell | 3 Jul 14

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.


SPAIN: Mango full-year profit and sales grow 9% Katie Smith | 3 Apr 14

Spanish fashion retailer Mango has reported an increase in both annual profit and sales, thanks to the expansion of its retail space.


BANGLADESH: Contributions call stepped up as funds fall short Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 14

Campaigners are stepping up their calls for brands to pay into the Rana Plaza compensation fund after it was revealed to just-style that less than 20% of the amount required to make payments to all workers has so far been received.


BANGLADESH: Rana Plaza compensation to begin next month Leonie Barrie | 19 Mar 14

The committee set up to pay compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse aims to distribute US$2m to around 3,600 workers and families before the one-year anniversary of the tragedy on 24 April.


BANGLADESH: Funds fall short as Rana Plaza compensation nears Leonie Barrie | 14 Mar 14

Compensation payments to victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse are due to start next month - but campaigners admit funds still fall far short of the $40m needed to make payments to all workers.


UK: AllSaints joins ban on angora Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 14

Fashion retailer AllSaints has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


BANGLADESH: Report criticises Rana Plaza compensation progress Richard Woodard | 24 Oct 13

Not enough progress has been made on delivering compensation to families and workers affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse, according to a new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labour Rights Forum.


BANGLADESH: Brands commit to attend compensation talks Leonie Barrie | 9 Sep 13

Talks taking place this week to try to agree compensation payments for the victims and survivors of recent tragedies in Bangladesh will be attended by 12 brands - but more than 20 others are accused of avoiding the issue.

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