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Credibility key to new Bangladesh safety organisation

Having announced it will transfer its operations to a new safety monitoring organisation before the end of the year, the Alliance for Bangla...

US clothing and footwear on EU tariff retaliatory list

The European Union (EU) has warned it is prepared to impose temporary safeguard duties on imports of US-made apparel and textiles, as part o...

SAC and GAFTI team up on sustainable standards

Two leading initiatives trying to move the apparel industry towards a single solution for compliance and sustainability are to practice what...

Gap sets new goal for suppliers to pay workers digitally

Gap Inc is encouraging all 800 of its tier 1 supplier factories to pay garment workers digitally by 2020, in a move that will help improve s...

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UK consulting on insolvency protection for suppliers 22 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

The UK Government is consulting on a set of reforms that will give greater protection to staff and small suppliers of insolvent businesses under new plans to crack down on directors and employers behaving irresponsibly.

AfCFTA giant stride forward for the development of Africa 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Leaders of nearly 50 African nations have signed a deal to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), marking a historic milestone in the economic integration of the continent.

Unions call on apparel brands to support workers in Haiti 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Haiti is in the spotlight once again as global unions urge apparel brands sourcing in the country to intervene and ensure their suppliers reinstate union leaders and activists unions claim were unfairly dismissed last year following strikes to demand an increase in the minimum wage.

Li & Fung reveals strong start to three-year plan 22 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

Improved operating efficiency and productivity led Li & Fung to a 21.8% increase in the services segment of its core supply chain solutions business in 2017 as it revealed a strong start to its current three-year plan.

Trump signals change of heart in NAFTA talks 22 Mar 2018

Ivan Castano Freeman

The US is showing a stronger willingness to speed up negotiations on the textile and apparel chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as looming Mexican presidential elections could scupper talks to upend the 23-year accord, a top textiles negotiator has told just-style.

Lenzing unveils new sustainability goals 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

As part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has outlined a series of new sustainability goals that will be achieved through a specially designed eco-investment programme to help drive the "substantial reduction" of specific emissions by 2022.

New Look CVA approved, 980 jobs and 60 stores at risk 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

New Look has announced its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) has been approved by an overwhelming majority of its creditors – a move that means 60 stores are due to close resulting in up to 980 redundancies.

Levi Strauss adds new denim finishing processes 22 Mar 2018

Leonie Barrie

Levi Strauss & Co has agreed a new licensing agreement with US-based laser technology firm RevoLaze that will give it access to new denim finishing processes.

Isko first denim mill to environmentally assess all products 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

In a move designed to help boost its understanding of the impacts involved in its supply chain, Turkey-based denim manufacturing giant Isko has worked to obtain Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of all 25,000-plus of its denim products.

Startup develops first AI-based human model generator 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Artificial intelligence startup has launched what it claims is the world's first AI-based human model generator that it says will help shoppers better predict how a garment will fit.

Jeanologia calls for water-free denim sector by 2025 22 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

Spanish firm Jeanologia, which specialises in sustainable garment finishing technologies that help reduce chemicals, water and energy use, is urging brands and manufacturers to help the denim industry become 100% water free by 2025.

CmiA programme saves 63bn litres of water in 2017 22 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative says cotton produced through its programme in 2017 saved around 63bn litres of water.

Bangladesh RMG sector benefits from land lease 22 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

In a move aimed at boosting Bangladesh’s ready-made garment exports, the Government has provided the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) with 500 acres of land inside a special economic zone located in Chittagong.

Ted Baker shares slide on challenging outlook 22 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker saw its share price slide 5.5% in morning trading after cautioning on a challenging global trading environment looking ahead.

US Q4 in brief – Guess, The Children's Place, Iconix Brand Group 22 Mar 2018


In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Genesco booked a rise in both earnings and revenue, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.

Instagram brings seamless online shopping to the UK 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Social media platform Instagram has taken its next steps towards "seamless" shopping, launching a new feature that will provide UK consumers with an easier way to shop online.

Credibility key to new Bangladesh safety organisation 21 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Having announced it will transfer its operations to a new safety monitoring organisation before the end of the year, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has a busy nine months ahead if it is to also complete the vast majority of remediation across its affiliated factories. Yet, country director Jim Moriarty tells just-style he remains confident the total number of factories having completed their (CAPs) will reach the 500 mark within the next four to five months.

Ex-New Look boss to replace Martinez as Esprit CEO 21 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has announced its CEO Jose Martinez is to step down later this year and will be replaced by former New Look chief Anders Kristiansen.

Apparel groups call for Cambodia garment sector reform 21 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

Cambodia is facing further pressure to adjust its labour laws after a number of groups representing major US and European international brands and retailers wrote an open letter to the country's premier urging action to improve worker and labour rights.

Puma eyes annual 10% sales gain until 2022 21 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

German sportswear brand Puma has forecast sales increases for the next four years as the company remains buoyant after posting full-year revenue figures that topped the EUR4bn (US$4.9bn) mark for the first time.

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