Top stories this week on just-style include approval by the Myanmar Government of a 33% increase in the country's minimum wage rate, a look at how Marks & Spencer is only just beginning its marathon of transforming its operations, an exclusive interview with Isaac Dabah, CEO of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, and tips for success in the apparel industry's new era.

Myanmar approves minimum wage increase of 33%

The Myanmar Government has approved a 33% increase in the country's minimum wage rate across all regions following a period of consultation and despite objections from labour groups and employers.

M&S only just beginning marathon transformation

Marks & Spencer is only just beginning its marathon of transforming its operations, but while there may still be fires to put out, plans to adapt the UK retailer's clothing offer to appeal to a broader, younger consumer base could certainly help, analysts say.

Suits offer a boost for Bangladesh apparel exporters

Senior executives and analysts have told just-style how the higher margin suit segment is drawing in major manufacturers, who are now confronting the challenges of building technical know-how, recruiting skilled labour and attracting global buyers.

Innovation the name of the game for Delta Galil CEO

If there is a quality that gives many Israeli companies an edge internationally, it is innovation. And this trait certainly runs through the work of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, as CEO Isaac Dabah tells just-style in an exclusive interview.

Tips for success in the apparel industry's new era

Faced with a paradigm shift in everything from the way raw materials are sourced, to how products are sold and the tools and technologies that make them, apparel brands and suppliers are still trying to work out the best way to navigate this rapidly-changing landscape. In the so-called 'new era', where speed is no longer an advantage but merely a necessity to remain competitive, there are nine key points that should be top of mind.