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British MPs set up new probe into fashion sustainability

The UK government has formed an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to probe the sustainability of the clothing and textiles industry, incl...

Inditex outlines new global sustainability goals

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, has outlined a series of new sustainability commitments – including a...

New guidelines aim to transform jeans production

Denim experts from around the world have contributed to new guidelines launched today (16 July) to help fashion brands and manufacturers tra...

Bangladesh gas price hike sparks fear among manufacturers

A swingeing 32.8% hike in the average price of natural gas in Bangladesh from 1 July has stoked anger among clothing and textile manufacture...

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British MPs set up new probe into fashion sustainability 19 Jul 2019

Leonie Barrie

The UK government has formed an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to probe the sustainability of the clothing and textiles industry, including supply chains, materials used and consumer behaviour.


Dressbarn to wind down all stores by year-end 19 Jul 2019

Leonie Barrie

US women's wear retailer Dressbarn is continuing to wind down its business – with all retail stores due to close by the end of 2019.  


Sneaker brand Rens makes shoes from coffee grounds 19 Jul 2019

Beth Wright

Sustainable footwear startup Rens Original has secured more than US$200,000 in funding via Kickstarter to manufacture its 100% waterproof sneakers – which are made using recycled coffee grounds.


African Continental Free Trade Area moves closer 19 Jul 2019

Leonie Barrie

With more than 50 countries signed up to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), discussions across the trade bloc are now focusing on how it will operate.


Japan's Matsuoka to open fourth apparel plant in Vietnam 19 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Japanese garment manufacturer Matsuoka Corp is to set up a new $3m production facility in Vietnam as it looks to lessen its reliance on China.


New circular economy Learning Hub launches 19 Jul 2019

Beth Wright

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a new 'Learning Hub' to help explain the the circular economy and its impact on a number of industries, including fashion.


US Q2 in brief – Levi Strauss & Co, Skechers USA 19 Jul 2019

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In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, denim major Levi Strauss & Co says costs associated with its initial public offering (IPO) earlier this year have weighed on earnings, while Skechers USA booked record second-quarter sales with revenue reaching US$$1.26bn.


Chico's FAS names Brooks CEO of nimbler organisation 19 Jul 2019

Beth Wright

US women's wear retailer Chico's FAS has named Bonnie Brooks as its new CEO and president – one of a number of executive changes under a new organisational structure to create clear lines of responsibility within the business. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Jul 2019

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Marks & Spencer's journey to sourcing more sustainable cotton, new sustainability commitments from Zara owner Inditex, China's changing role as the clothes sourcing go-to, and new guidelines to help firms tackle waste, pollution and harmful practices in jeans production.


Asos shares tumble on FY profit warning 18 Jul 2019

Beth Wright

Shares in Asos remained down by more than 17% this afternoon (18 July) as the UK-based online fashion retailer reduced its full-year sales and profit expectations.


Anne Klein acquired by investment firm WHP Global 18 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Global fashion brand Anne Klein has been acquired by a new investment firm led by the former vice chairman for the parent company of Toys'R'Us, Yehuda Shmidman.


Trade tensions weigh on global investment and growth 18 Jul 2019

Michelle Russell

Trade tensions and related uncertainties are weighing on global investment and growth, especially in sectors most integrated into global supply chains, according to the International Monetary Fund.


India's Future Enterprises CFO arrested over unpaid duties 18 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Indian federal authorities have reportedly arrested a top executive at retail giant Future Group on customs fraud charges involving more than US$2m of unpaid customs duties on garment imports.


South East Asia unions resolve to build networks 18 Jul 2019

Michelle Russell

Trade union leaders from IndustriAll Global Union affiliates in seven countries in South East Asia have resolved to build networks and increase organising in the textile and garment sector.


Shop Direct names Guy Farmer group trading director 18 Jul 2019

Michelle Russell

UK digital retailer and financial services provider Shop Direct has appointed Walgreens executive, Guy Farmer, as group trading director to oversee the company’s buying, sourcing and data intelligence teams.


June US retail sales beat forecasts 18 Jul 2019

Beth Wright

US retail sales maintained their upward trajectory in June as consumers remain engaged with spending boosting the economy in the second quarter, new figures show. 


Barneys "exploring bankruptcy" amid financial struggles 18 Jul 2019

Michelle Russell

Barneys New York is reportedly exploring options that include a bankruptcy filing, as the US luxury department store chain grapples with high rents and changing consumer tastes.


New First Insight tool improves customer experience 18 Jul 2019

Michelle Russell

Technology firm First Insight has developed a new platform that combines enhanced customer insights with product-level analytics to help companies to increase speed-to-market and deliver customer-driven assortments.


Spreadshirt invests $10m in new printing technology 18 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Spreadshirt, a cotton apparel print-on-demand company, says it plans to invest US$10m on print technology over the next two years to handle increased demand and to expand into new categories.


Inditex outlines new global sustainability goals 17 Jul 2019

Beth Wright

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, has outlined a series of new sustainability commitments – including a pledge that 100% of the cotton, linen and polyester used by all eight of its brands will be organic, sustainable or recycled by 2025.


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