This weeks top 5 stories

This week's top 5 stories

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Cotton prices break US$1/pound barrier
Cotton prices have broken through the US$1 per pound barrier for only the second time in history amid escalating worries of a potential global shortage.

US: Sears and Next in online partnership
Retailer Sears is partnering with UK fashion chain Next to offer an exclusive online range of clothing, footwear and accessories to US consumers.

ANALYSIS: Garment bodies clash over Cambodia strikes
Textile and garment exports are currently the backbone of Cambodia's economy, meaning that an internal dispute over minimum wages and the continued threat of national strikes presents a real challenge, reports Ngo Tuan.

Spotlight on...Cotton prices
A perfect storm of supply and demand issues have sent cotton prices soaring the world over. Joe Ayling reports on what caused this spike and how it will affect the garment industry.

VIEWPOINT: Cleaning up textile mills makes commercial sense
Plans by two of the world's largest retailers - Walmart and H&M - to work with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce water, energy, and chemical use in their factories sends out an important message to global supply chains.