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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.


Inditex reveals "standout" Q1 performance Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 16

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, revealed a strong performance in its first-quarter thanks to its geographic expansion and sales growth across all regions. 


H&M, Inditex and Nike rated supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 25 May 16

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world’s leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Analysts upbeat on Inditex after FY profit growth Katie Smith | 9 Mar 16

Analysts remain upbeat that Inditex, owner of the Zara, Pull & Bear, and Massimo Dutti brands, can deliver double-digit earnings growth in the medium term, after annual sales and profit increased 15%.


Inditex posts 20% hike in 9-month profit Katie Smith | 10 Dec 15

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has booked strong double-digit net profit and sales increases for the first nine months of the year, thanks to what one analyst has described as "the strongest business model in apparel."


Common themes unite Inditex and H&M supply chains Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 15

As the world’s two largest fast fashion retailers, it’s no surprise that Inditex and H&M continue to outperform their peers with their market-leading supply chains - or that common themes unite all the top European supply chain companies.


Athletic players "well positioned" amid disruption Katie Smith | 25 Sep 15

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.


UK apparel retail sales growth beats 5-year average Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 15

UK apparel retail sales grew 2.4% in the 24 weeks ended 2 August, above the five-year average, estimates have shown.


Millennials to separate apparel retail winners and losers Katie Smith | 20 Aug 15

Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double the rate of apparel spend overall. Which means retailers need to have a strong digital presence and sophisticated product delivery in order to benefit, according to new research.


Higher sales and margins boost Inditex Q1 Katie Smith | 10 Jun 15

Spanish clothing giant Inditex beat market expectations with a 28% increase in first-quarter net profit, thanks to better-than-expected like-for-like sales and margin expansion.


Zara says discrimination lawsuit "shocking" Michelle Russell | 4 Jun 15

Inditex-owned fashion chain Zara USA has said a US$40m lawsuit filed against it over alleged discrimination and the subsequent firing of its in-house counsel is “shocking”.


Zara faces US discrimination lawsuit Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 15

Inditex-owned fashion chain Zara USA is facing a US$40m lawsuit over the alleged discrimination and subsequent firing of its in-house counsel.


Zara rebuts labour rights violation claims Richard Woodard | 14 May 15

Inditex has moved to dismiss claims that its Zara retail fashion business has failed to resolve “numerous labour rights violations” in its supply chain in Brazil.


Inditex beats forecasts with 5% FY profit rise Richard Woodard | 18 Mar 15

Retail clothing giant Inditex marginally beat market expectations with a 5% boost to full-year net profit, while group revenues were up 8% on last year.


Who's winning in UK apparel shopping switch? Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 15

Primark may be reaching saturation point in the UK market, making it more difficult to hold and retain customers, analysts believe. But while price-savvy H&M has picked up some shoppers, the value retailer also appears to have gained from the likes of Next and M&S.


Internet pureplays winning in UK apparel space Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 15

Internet pureplays like Asos are gaining the most share in the UK apparel market year-on-year, new data shows, while general stores are losing out.


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.


Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora Katie Smith | 23 Dec 14

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Inditex books "strong" 9-month performance Katie Smith | 11 Dec 14

Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has delivered a "strong" set of third-quarter results, one analyst believes, and reflects the strength of its business model.


COMMENT: Challenge awaits Abercrombie & Fitch CEO replacement Michelle Russell | 10 Dec 14

Abercrombie & Fitch's stock rose 6.7% yesterday (9 December) on the news its long-serving and often controversial CEO Mike Jeffries had stepped down. The move follows several quarters of lacklustre sales for the group and opens up something of a challenging role for his replacement.


Lacoste joins ban on angora Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Fibres and fabrics: Sustainability solutions Kitty So | 3 Nov 14

Apparel and textile companies seeking to make their supply chains more sustainable have increasing options to adopt 'greener' innovations - from developments in organic cotton to software monitoring tools and organisations helping to establish eco-friendly policies.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora Katie Smith | 29 Oct 14

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Spotlight on...Mexico urges fast-fashion brands to source locally Ivan Castano Freeman | 28 Oct 14

Global fast-fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters who are keen to grow their business in Mexico are being urged to start sourcing apparel there instead of in Asia.


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.


IAF convention calls for innovation and fashion inclusion Ivan Castano Freeman | 9 Oct 14

Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly challenging market, industry executives said at the International Apparel Federation's 30th Fashion Convention in Colombia last week.


Fast fashion: Accurate information is key to success MJ Deschamps | 6 Oct 14

While speed is, of course, an important part of the fast fashion process, a shorter timeframe between garment design and point of sale does not necessarily mean a larger margin of errors.


Fast fashion: The choice to air freight, or wait MJ Deschamps | 6 Oct 14

As its name suggests, the lifeblood of the fast fashion industry is, largely, speed to market - meaning that in many cases, traditional, weeks-long methods of shipping garments via sea or truck are no longer making the grade.


IAF's 30th Convention kickstarts in Colombia Ivan Castano Freeman | 1 Oct 14

The International Apparel Federation (IAF)'s 30th annual convention launched in Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday (29 September), luring 330 delegates from over 15 countries to discuss the industry's latest challenges.

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