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Emerging countries battle to grow EU market share

Garment exporters in developing countries are being actively encouraged to seek European orders through various trade agreements, government...

Eco-fashion: Green is the new black

With ethical consumerism on the rise, manufacturers and brands unable to meet 'green is the new black' expectations risk damaging their repu...

Supply chains still miss sourcing strategy links

Like the scientists and academics debating the missing link in human evolution, global supply chains are still missing "links" when it comes...

Spotlight on jeans – Denim bounces back

In an effort to compete against athleisure, jeans manufacturers are innovating and adapting to evolving consumer needs. Lorna Hennelly, beau...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

Survey seeks feedback on modern slavery in supply chains 24 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), which works to end human trafficking in the UK and worldwide, has launched a new survey to find out what garment sector companies really think about the Modern Slavery Act.

Puma ups guidance as Q1 earnings surge 36% 24 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full-year guidance on the back of double-digit growth across all regions and product segments in its first-quarter and strong footwear sales.

Asket garments to carry full traceability labels 23 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Swedish menswear brand Asket is taking a leap towards transparency in its supply chain by disclosing each step of its garments' journey from cotton seed to final product – and putting the information into every single item of clothing.

World trade growth in 2018 hangs on policy choices 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is forecasting "strong" global trade growth in 2018 and 2019, but has also warned that escalating trade tensions may already be affecting business confidence and investment decisions.

Farfetch launches tech accelerator 20 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, has launched a new accelerator initiative to support technology start-ups, with Burberry onboard as the first partner organisation.

World's first circular fashion master's degree to launch 20 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

The Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) has partnered with Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy and Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make fashion more sustainable, to develop the world’s first master’s degree focused on circular fashion entrepreneurship.

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