The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Prada has acquired a French leather tannery, an analysis on how product lifecycle management (PLM) systems can speed up processes from design to delivery, and plans by China's Jiangsu Lianfa to build US$44m a textile plant in Kenya. 

Prada buys France's Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy
Italian fashion house Prada has acquired Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy, an historical French leather tannery located in Isle, near Limoges. 

Fast fashion: PLM speeds up processes from design to delivery
Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems help apparel companies share information more efficiently and plan for future lines more accurately as time-to-market shrinks. 

China's Jiangsu Lianfa to build $44m Kenya textile plant
A senior Kenyan government official has confirmed to just-style that its ministry of industrialisation and enterprise development has entered into a deal with Chinese firm Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Company to build a major textile plant. 

Fast fashion: Global sourcing trends in flux
Fast fashion sourcing trends in Europe and north America are in flux due to the economic downturn, changes in consumer behaviour and growing awareness of industry practices, especially in the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh last year. It is a trend noted by major retailers. 

Bangladesh Accord investigates Mega Dyeing factory fire
An investigation is underway after one worker was killed and five injured following a fire at Mega Dyeing Ltd - one of the factories inspected by the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.