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Athleisure comfort drives apparel purchasing decisions

Apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers have been urged to respond to consumer demand for "comfort" clothing that fits their changing li...

Committee calls on fast fashion bosses for answers

Five leading UK online fast fashion retailers including Asos and Boohoo are to be questioned by British lawmakers later this month in the la...

Haiti garment workers set to protest over new minimum wage – Update

Haitian garment sector workers are set to take part in a massive demonstration organised by unions tomorrow (18 November) to show their diss...

Brands take action to end modern slavery in UK factories

John Lewis, M&S and Next Plc are among a raft of British fashion retail giants to have signed a joint agreement with enforcement bodies to t...

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European Parliament calls for Bangladesh Accord to continue 16 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

The European Parliament yesterday (15 November) passed a resolution urging the Bangladesh government to allow the work of the Transition Accord on Fire and Building Safety to continue beyond November this year.

Delta Apparel taking steps to offset China tariffs 16 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

US activewear maker Delta Apparel is taking steps to find alternative supplies for some performance products and accessories to mitigate increased tariffs on products imported into the US from China.

Clothing again boosts US retail sales in October 16 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Sales at US clothing stores have once again helped lift total retail sales during October, with growth continuing on its upward trajectory.

Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the ongoing 'trade war' between the US and China could increase the number of American apparel brands shifting their sourcing away from Chinese suppliers, an interview with Pamela Mar, director of sustainability at the Fung Group, and Vietnam becomes the seventh country to ratify CPTPP – or TPP-11.

US Q3 in brief – Nordstrom, Dillard's, Shoe Carnival 16 Nov 2018


In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Columbia Sportswear has lifted its full-year guidance on the back of a record third-quarter, denim major Levi Strauss & Co has booked its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth, while casual footwear brand Skechers USA has posted record sales.

New ski jacket wicks away sweat with wearable tech 16 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Swiss sportswear brand Kjus has launched what it claims is the world's first garment to feature an electronic, user-controlled membrane, designed to eliminate sweat simply by touching a button.

Shipping giants confirm plans to form global association 16 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Five of the world's largest container carriers have confirmed they are preparing to form a global association of ocean shipping lines that aims to standardise industry practices as a way of making the sector more efficient.

Amazon and TK Maxx again named in real fur faux pas 16 Nov 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Retailers Amazon and TK Maxx have again been accused of selling clothing items containing real fur, following an investigation by a British TV programme.

Nudie Jeans moves into leather free denim 16 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion company Nudie Jeans is now offering leather-free denim, having ditched its leather back patch and replaced it with a vegan alternative, made with recycled paper.

Instagram reveals more seamless shopping features 16 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Social media platform Instagram has taken yet another step towards "seamless" shopping, launching three new features it says will provide consumers with an easier way to shop online ahead of the key holiday trading season.

Canada Goose ups outlook following strong Q2 16 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has revealed better-than-expected second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for the year as it looks to build on its business in China and expand domestic operations.

Athleisure comfort drives apparel purchasing decisions 15 Nov 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers have been urged to respond to consumer demand for "comfort" clothing that fits their changing lifestyles and is driving the growth of the GBP$2.5bn athleisure industry.

Speed, Asia and online key to boosting sales, says Hugo Boss 15 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has outlined a new strategic business plan, designed to increase the desirability of its Boss and Hugo brands through investments in speed and personalisation. The company, which is hosting an investor day in London today (15 November), has also revealed plans to increase group sales by an average of between 5%-7% per year through the expansion of its online business and exploiting its growth potential in Asia.

Levi Strauss & Co mulling US$5bn IPO? 15 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is keeping tight-lipped regarding rumours the US firm is planning an initial public offering.

Fit Freedom to help retailers cut cost of apparel returns 15 Nov 2018

Hannah Abdulla

A body measurement platform powered by augmented reality and machine learning is being made available for retailers worldwide in a bid to tackle the problem of size-related returns.

The North Face reinvents Thermoball with recycled materials 15 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear brand The North Face has reduced the environmental footprint of one of its iconic products – the ThermoBall Eco jacket – by using recycled materials.

Cruelty claims intensify against UK wool industry 15 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Animal rights group PETA has submitted over seven hours of footage from 49 farms to Trading Standards and the Scottish SPCA as part of its investigation into what it claims is uncovered alleged abuse of sheep on UK farms.

H&M, Adidas, Gap, Nike largest BCI cotton users 15 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc and Nike have been named in the top five of Better Cotton Initiative's (BCI) top brands list for sourcing the sustainable raw material.

Innovation Lab to feature at ITMA 2019 trade show 15 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) is to host an innovation lab at the ITMA 2019 show, which it hopes will better drive industry focus on technological innovation.

Avocet polyester flame retardant gets Oeko-Tex certification 15 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

UK dye manufacturer Avocet Dye & Chemical Co Ltd has received Oeko-Tex accreditation for its CetaFlam PDP and PDP 30% polyester flame retardants.

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