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UK textile industry needs confidence to thrive

British manufacturing is enjoying a renaissance, helped by growth in the cost benefits of reshoring. Yet the scale of the challenge presente...

Adidas poised to thrive in a competitive landscape

Despite a number of difficult years, Adidas is back on track. The company's strong performance has been helped by the health of the global s...

Getting on the supply chain front foot amid Brexit

The UK's impending departure from the European Union (EU) has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the country's fashion retail sector a...

Prepare for the rise of the conscious consumer

Consumers are starting to demand more responsibility and transparency from retailers and brands about how and where their products are made....

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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.

Clarks manufacturing model steps into a faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.

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EU approves new ruling to protect dye workers 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Stricter European Union (EU) rules will better protect textile workers using dyes from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens thanks to a final approval by Parliament.

Customer data heralds new fashion industry opportunities 21 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

The multiple ways in which the fashion industry's ecosystem can use customer data was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion – with panellists agreeing its impact spans everything from customer satisfaction, to competitiveness, revenues or waste limitation.

Arcadia's new finance system to aid international growth 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

British retail group Arcadia has selected a new cloud-based financial software solution to help support international growth of its Topshop and Topman brands.

Animal gets faster with warehouse management software 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

UK board sportswear brand Animal has invested in a new warehouse management system to manage its warehouse operations, and says it is already seeing faster, more accurate picking and lower labour costs.

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Nov 2017

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include Walmart's plans to launch a dedicated online Lord & Taylor flagship store, a US$457m investment into Bangladesh's garment sector by the World Bank, trade ministers from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership nations agree on core elements of the new trade pact, and global lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston overhauls its online and mobile shopping experience.

Taypa expansion to include EUR35m Serbia facility 16 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Tekstil, supplier to brands including Levi's and Calvin Klein, is investing EUR35m (US$41.3m) in the opening of a ready-made garment factory in Serbia as part of plans to become one of the world's top five producers of textile and RMG.

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