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Faster fashion – Shortening the apparel calendar

To get new styles into stores more quickly, fashion companies must improve internal collaboration, tap into consumer insights, and start to...

How purchasing practices impact supply chains

Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer just an option in business, it has become a commercial imperative and needs to be inte...

What Marks & Spencer's FY means for clothing

Today's (23 May) full-year results from Marks & Spencer have once again emphasised the challenges it faces in reinvigorating its clothing bu...

A digital-first future requires an agile mindset

As the ‘see now, buy now’ culture gathers pace, retailers are feeling the pressure to get products to market faster than ever before. To ach...

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The skills deficit is the biggest challenge for UK manufacturing – David Nieper MD interview 15 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

David Nieper, one of the UK's last remaining vertical fashion manufacturers, is taking control of its own destiny by investing in the country's first digital printing plant for jersey fabric, addressing the skills deficit through an in-house sewing school, and helping to develop the industry's first apprentice standard. Managing director Christopher Nieper explains why the business continues to punch above its weight.

Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview 31 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primark chooses not to openly set targets for its 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.

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Gerry Weber to rebuild business model and cut jobs 15 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

German fashion house Gerry Weber has initiated a new performance programme to focus on digitisation and building a leaner businesses structure that will result in up to 150 job cuts.

H&M books second straight quarter of flat sales 15 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has booked its second straight quarter of flat sales growth as the Swedish fashion retailer battles with slowing store traffic.

Filippa K debuts water repellent technology for clothing 15 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer Filippa K has partnered with cleantech company OrganoClick to use its water repellent technology in a range of clothing items.

Tesco clothing sales climb 1.7% in Q1 15 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

UK supermarket group Tesco saw clothing sales climb in its first-quarter, as the company said it was on-track to deliver on its growth plans.

Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the level of supply chain risk faced by European retail companies with international suppliers increased in the first quarter, accusations against Nike and Adidas for paying poverty wages to those making kit for the World Cup, and how e-commerce companies like Amazon are redefining global shipping.

N Brown mulls shuttering all stores 14 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group is considering closing all of its bricks and mortar stores following what it called "continued very disappointing footfall".

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