Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, Marks & Spencer admits "there is still much to do" as profits slumped by almost two-thirds, a new survey into fashion shopping habits finds consumers buy more clothes than they need and use, and Levi Strauss & Co grants US$350,000 to develop new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain.

What are the top threats to global supply chains in 2017?
Risks ranging from cargo theft to terrorism incidents remain among the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, according to a new report.

The Flanarant: What's behind Britain's apparent apparel export boom?
When it comes to apparel-making in Britain, there's one thing we all think we know: there isn't very much of it. But Britain's official trade statistics seem to tell a very different story, writes Mike Flanagan.

M&S FY profit slumps 64% on lower clothing sales
UK retail group Marks & Spencer says "there is still much to do" as it revealed profits slumped by almost two-thirds last year due to restructuring costs, while clothing sales continued to fall.

Current fashion shopping habits are unsustainable
A new survey into fashion shopping habits has found that consumers no longer shop because they need something – and up to half of them buy more clothes than they need and use.

Levi Strauss to fund supply chain innovations
Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is to grant a global fellowship programme US$350,000 to develop new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain, including the expansion of a natural indigo dyeing facility, creating products that are less water-intensive and making wastewater treatment solutions more accessible to small artisan workshops.