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The advantages and challenges of local sourcing

Delayed shipments, rising labour costs, quality claims and compliance issues are just some of the challenges facing sourcing managers. Add i...

NAFTA renegotiation – Key textile & apparel issues

As the United States, Canada and Mexico prepare to begin formal talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NA...

5 ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy

Thanks to the digital revolution, consumers today are in control. With endless options for where to shop, when to shop, what to buy, what pr...

How has NAFTA worked out for textiles and apparel?

The process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement is getting underway, and looming large over the proceedings is the ques...

Latest Interviews

How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

Latest News

Summer clothing sales boost UK retailers in June 20 Jul 17

Michelle Russell

UK retail sales grew faster than expected in June, boosted by sales of summer clothes as the country basked in unusually hot weather during the month.

Smartphone body scanner tackles online fit issues 20 Jul 17

Michelle Russell

A US technology company is looking to take online clothes shopping to the next level with the development of a body scanning and measuring platform that it says could improve returns numbers and shopper satisfaction.

Sports Direct appoints CFO as FY profits plunge 20 Jul 17

Michelle Russell

Sports Direct International has appointed a new finance chief as the UK sportswear retailer revealed profits more than halved in its last financial year – its lowest for six years – on the back of sterling weakness.

C&A to withdraw from Russian retail market 20 Jul 17

Hannah Abdulla

C&A is to exit all of its operations in Russia, the European value fashion retailer has confirmed to just-style.

Topshop names ex-Burberry boss Paul Price CEO 20 Jul 17

Hannah Abdulla

Ex-Burberry chief merchandising officer Paul Price has been appointed CEO for Topshop and Topman.

Abercrombie & Fitch urged to buy back stock 20 Jul 17

Hannah Abdulla

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has been criticised for not being "aggressive enough" in its efforts to turn itself around amid falling sales at most of its brands.

Latest blogs

The rise and fall of Bangladesh? 17 Jul 17

Leonie Barrie

The rise of Bangladesh's garment export industry has been nothing less than spectacular – and until recently it seemed that nothing could stop its growth.

Is Nike's delayed commitment to Amazon costing it sales? 12 Jul 17

Hannah Abdulla

Sports apparel retailer Nike's delay in committing to a solid sales partnership with online retail giant Amazon could possibly have seen it lose out on sales yesterday (11 July) as the e-retailer slashed prices on products at some rival brands as part of its annual Prime Day event.

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