The most-read stories on just-style this week include waterless dyeing technology to be launched by Nike, arson blamed for fire at Standard Garments in Bangladesh, and an Italian union seeks safety reforms after a deadly fire at a garment factory.

TAIWAN: Waterless dyeing takes a step forward at Nike 
Nike Inc is set to launch sportswear early next year that is made from fabric dyed using a new ColorDry process that eliminates water and reduces the use of chemicals.

BANGLADESH: Arson suspected in Standard Garments fire
A fire that gutted two buildings at one of the largest garment manufacturers in Bangladesh has been blamed on an arson attack - with apparel makers urging the government to catch the culprits within a week.

ITALY: Union seeks safety reforms after fatal factory fire
Italy's most powerful trade union has pledged to campaign to expose black market practices and assert workers' rights in the clothing industry after a fatal fire at a Chinese-run garment factory in Tuscany, Italy early yesterday (1 December).

US apparel imports see big gains for Bangladesh
Fears of a slowdown in US apparel imports from Bangladesh appear to be unfounded - with the latest trade figures showing a massive 42.5% hike in shipments during October. 

US holiday season gets off to a slow start
A combination of cold weather, promotions and price cuts saw millions of Americans shop for holiday gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend, kicking off the biggest selling period of the year. But while overall shopper numbers were up on last year, they're spending less, first figures suggest. Katie Smith looks at how the holiday season is likely to pan out.