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Protests expected as Haiti workers reject new minimum wage

More than 52,000 Haitian garment sector workers are likely to be demonstrating on the streets of the island's capital city, Port-au-Prince,...

Apparel production increasingly returning to Europe

"Made in China" has been a label found sewn into many articles of clothing in the western world for many years – but that's about to change,...

H&M hits back at new claims it destroys unsold clothes

Swedish apparel retailer H&M insists it only burns stock that breaks its "chemical restrictions," after a group of German investigative repo...

Sears CEO steps down as retailer files for bankruptcy

Edward Lampert has stepped down as CEO at Sears after the embattled US department store today (15 October) filed for bankruptcy and announce...

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Burberry cuts lead times with monthly product drops 19 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

British luxury fashion brand Burberry is to launch monthly product releases, joining a number of high-end rivals in experimenting with shorter production cycles in a bid to keep customers hooked.

Steps to elevate women to top supply chain roles 19 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

An industry-wide organisation for senior-level women in the supply chain field has a released a 16-point agenda to help women progress to top levels of leadership in the profession.

US fibre producers file trade petition against China, India 19 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Two major US synthetic yarn producers have filed petitions alleging dumped and subsidised imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India are causing material injury to the domestic industry.

Researchers develop AI-backed textile quality control system 19 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed an intelligent fabric defect detection system that uses advanced technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.

Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include H&M hitting back at claims it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing", a look at how nimble new players are building a smart future for fashion, and speakers at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector.

Perry Ellis to go private in Feldenkreis deal 19 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

Perry Ellis shareholders have voted in favour of an acquisition of the group led by company founder and former CEO George Feldenkreis, which will see the business taken private in a US$437m transaction.

US Q2 in brief – VF Corp, Sears, Cherokee Global Brands 19 Oct 2018


In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.

Lingerie firm ThirdLove makes Forbes’ next $1bn startup list 19 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

A US online lingerie start-up known for its revolutionary approach to designing perfectly fitted bras for women of all shapes has been named to Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups list for 2018.

Caleres expands with U$360m Vionic Group acquisition 19 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

Global footwear retailer Caleres has acquired Vionic Group, a maker of supportive footwear and orthotic shoe inserts, for U$360m.

Wrangler to fund sustainable cotton programme for farmers 19 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

US jeans brand Wrangler has committed to a demonstration farm training programme to support cotton farmers dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture practices.

Oasis and Warehouse boss to lead Fat Face 19 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

UK based casual clothing retailer Fat Face has named Oasis and Warehouse boss Liz Evans as its new chief executive, succeeding Anthony Thompson who is leaving the business in January after a nine-year tenure.

US Q3 in brief – Levi Strauss & Co, Skechers 19 Oct 2018


In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, denim major Levi Strauss & Co has booked its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.

Protests expected as Haiti workers reject new minimum wage 18 Oct 2018

Melissa Williams-Sambrano

More than 52,000 Haitian garment sector workers are likely to be demonstrating on the streets of the island's capital city, Port-au-Prince, next week after trade union representatives rejected an increase in the minimum wage proposed by the government.

US$30m funding to scale up "natural silk" coating 18 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

A Massachusetts, US-based natural chemistry company has closed a $30m investment round that will be used to scale up production of its Liquid Silk product, which replaces synthetic finishing chemicals.

Myanmar garment exports hit $2.2bn in H1 18 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Myanmar reaped earnings of US$2.2bn from garment exports during the first six months of its financial year, new figures show.

Coats opens first of three global innovation hubs 18 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Coats has opened the first of three innovations hubs planned by the industrial thread manufacturer for collaboration with customers, brands, suppliers, universities and start-ups.

Kids clothing under scrutiny in Sainsbury’s-Asda merger inquiry 18 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

Children's clothing is among the key areas to be considered by UK Government watchdog CMA in its in-depth investigation into the proposed merger between supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's.ury's.

New Look to exit China retail amid poor performance 18 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

UK-based fashion retailer New Look has confirmed it is to exit its retail business in China where "performance has been below expectations."

re:source monthly trade programme roundup – September 2018 18 Oct 2018

Dr Sheng Lu

The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers developments in September 2018. Trade agreements, rules of origin, tariffs and schedules are all covered in depth in the re:source by just-style strategic planning tool.

Dozens of garment workers injured in Myanmar protests 18 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Dozens of garment workers are understood to have been injured while protesting outside a factory in Yangon earlier this week.

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