The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how C&A’s overhaul of its fit and product development processes is paying dividends, Uniqlo and Toray ink a new sourcing deal aimed at reducing lead times and optimising production, and Cambodia approves a draft union law despite criticism.
C&A building brand loyalty through consistent fit
If proof was needed of the link between consistent garment size and fit and its impact on top-line growth, then look no further than European value fashion retailer C&A – where a 10-month overhaul of fit and product development processes is already paying dividends. Involving the supply base as early as possible has also been one of the keys to success.
Uniqlo and Toray expand global sourcing deal
Fast Retailing-owned casual clothing brand Uniqlo has inked a new five-year sourcing deal with Japanese textile maker Toray INDUSTRIES in a move aimed at reducing lead times, optimising production and “creating a new industry centered on the future”.
Cambodia approves draft union law amid criticism
Cambodia’s government is moving forward in adopting a controversial law on trade unions, despite opposition from labour rights groups and garment manufacturers.
Clothing sector helps China to green its growth
A conference on sustainability staged by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group has heard how China is making serious efforts to green its growth – and the clothing and textile sector is playing its part.
Myanmar elections spark industry optimism and concern
Apparel and footwear makers in Myanmar believe the country’s anticipated transfer of power to the opposition next March should attract more foreign investment, but there are also concerns that future liberalisation will attract tough overseas competition.