The most-read stories on just-style this week include an interview with Seth Ellison, group president for Europe at Levi Strauss, Bangladesh's apparel exports to the US continue to slide in October, and VF Corp issues Bangladesh factory safety funding. 

Björn Borg buys Baseline as relocation begins
Swedish underwear brand Björn Borg has acquired the shares of Baseline, in the subsidiary of its sports division, marking the first step of its relocation to Stockholm.

INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss refocuses on "profit through principle" 
Levis Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe. 

Bangladesh falls further as US apparel imports grow
As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports, US apparel imports continued to grow in October. Three of the top-ten supplier countries - Vietnam, Honduras and India - saw strong double-digit growth, but Bangladesh tumbled for the eighth month in a row.

VF Corp issues Bangladesh factory safety funding
VF Corp, and the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC), have provided loans to three Bangladeshi garment factories under a new funding programme for fire and building safety improvements.

Pakistan textile industry benefits from energy deal
Pakistan's textile industry has been promised an investment of US$1bn per year that could potentially double exports over five years, following the signing of a new energy deal.