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US fashion sector taking climate change seriously

When President Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord three months ago, there was concern the move would undermine...

German sustainable textiles scheme loses members

A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has to...

India clothing boss hails sustainability scheme

The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has told just-style how a new national sustainability programme should help...

Vietnam again leads June US apparel import growth

Apparel imports into the US in June have risen as merchants stocked up for summer and prepare for the back-to-school season, climbing on the...

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Busana building business with leading brands 17 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.

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.

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Strategic suppliers offer faster speed to market 23 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

It’s easy for brands and retailers to see how they can potentially benefit from a successful speed-to-market program – but the irony is that without the support of strategic suppliers, it can be a long and difficult task to achieve alone.

ThreadSol to host tech seminar in Bangladesh 23 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Following the success of its events in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Dhaka, ThreadSol is to hold a technology seminar in Chittagong, Bangladesh, later this week in which leading garment manufacturers and technology providers will discuss how the apparel industry can find its footing in a "landscape of constant change".

Back-to-school shopping taking longer than usual 23 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Even though more parents started back-to-school shopping early this year, the average US family with children in grades K-12 had completed only 45% of their shopping as of early August, the lowest level since 40% in 2012.

US Q2 in brief – DSW, Foot Locker, Walmart 23 Aug 17


In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Footlocker blamed limited availability of innovative new products for a drop in sales; retail giant Walmart appears to be holding its own in a challenging and competitive retail market, and and US department store giant Target reported an "encouraging" second-quarter as efforts to turn around its business appear to be paying off.

Cambodia worker benefits package worries industry 22 Aug 17

Hannah Abdulla

Cambodian garment and footwear manufacturers are worried a new benefits package pledged for factory workers could hurt the industry long-term, as the cost for factories will increase.

Initiative supports maternity rights in Bangladesh 22 Aug 17

Beth Wright

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has partnered with the Government of Bangladesh to develop a national initiative to support maternity rights and promote breastfeeding at workplaces, with a particular focus on the country's readymade garments sector, which has the largest concentration of female workers.

Latest blogs

Busana Apparel on an expansion drive 21 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Busana Apparel Group, Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter, is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories. The company’s chairman Maniwanen Marimutu spoke with just-style about the firm’s ambitions.

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Leonie Barrie

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