The most-read stories on just-style this week included the possible sale of adidas‘s Reebok brand, figures that suggest UK textile sector wages and productivity are the lowest of all the country’s manufacturing industries, and reports that structural issues may have been to blame for the collapse of a Cambodian garment factory.
Adidas “Reebok sale” would be admittance of defeat
Should Jynwel Capital succeed in a reported deal to acquire Adidas’s Reebok brand, it would be an admittance of defeat by the German sporting goods giant, analysts believe.
UK textile wages lowest of all manufacturing sectors
Productivity in the UK textile, clothing and leather goods sector is lagging that of other manufacturing industries, new figures suggest, as it struggles to recover the strong growth seen prior to the economic downturn.
Structural issues found at collapsed Cambodia factory
An initial risk inspection on a Cambodia clothing factory which collapsed earlier this week injuring eight people suggests structural issues may have been to blame.
H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down
Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.
Coats to open new zip factory in Bangladesh
Industrial thread major Coats Plc is planning to open a new state-of-the-art zips factory in Bangladesh to meet growing demand from global brands and retailers sourcing apparel and footwear in the country.