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

GLOBAL: Cotton prices to fall as production rises
Cotton prices are expected to decline over the next year as production increases help to replenish stocks, according to inter-governmental group the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).

As cotton costs cool will garment prices fall too?
After more than a year grappling with soaring cotton costs, can apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers expect some relief now that prices are on a downward trajectory? Not according to industry executives, who suggest cotton is just one of a number of challenges faced by clothing companies when weighing up their pricing strategies for the year ahead.

UK: Home Retail to save 442 TJ Hughes jobs
Administrators handling the sale of discount department store retailer TJ Hughes have sold four of its shops to Lewis' Home Retail Ltd, in a deal that is expected to save 442 jobs.

Pakistan's garment makers threaten Bangladesh relocation
Faced with energy shortages and power disruptions in their home market, not to mention an unskilled labour force, rising borrowing costs and anti-industry policies, Pakistan's apparel makers are looking at options to relocate their businesses to countries like Bangladesh, Dubai and China.

US: The Talbots deters takeover with "poison pill"
Women's apparel retailer The Talbots has moved to defend itself against a potential takeover by adopting a "poison pill" stockholder rights plan.