Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Debenhams'ongoing turnaround strategy has taken its toll on full-year earnings, Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style why the value fashion chain chooses not to openly set targets for it sustainability and ethical commitments, the Mauritius' clothing sector faces tough times and fresh challenges, and US-based fibre producer Invista is to sell its Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra brand.

Debenhams turnaround strategy takes its toll on FY

A "swift but thoughtful appointment" of a fashion division head is much needed at Debenhams to ensure clothing and footwear is on point and to prevent losing customers to rivals Next and M&S, according to one analyst, as the British department store group's ongoing turnaround strategy takes its toll on full-year earnings

Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primarkchooses not to openly set targets for it sustainability and ethical commitments, but instead "just get on and do it," as Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style. Yet in recent years the retailer has started to open up about its work to engage more closely with its supply chain: in particular, turning its focus to ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably.

Turkey denim giant Taypa investing $800m in North Africa

Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Teksil, supplier to brands including Levi's and Calvin Klein, is investing US$800m in what it says will be the largest textile facility in Algeria, in a bid to double production capacity in North Africa and diversify its product offering.

Mauritius clothing sector at a crossroads

The textile and clothing industry in Mauritius is facing tough times and fresh challenges, with exports falling amidst unfavourable currency shifts.

Invista to sell apparel fibre business to Shandong Ruyi

US-based fibre producer Invista has entered into a definitive agreement with one of the largest textile manufacturers in China, Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, to sell its Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra brand.