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Bangladesh in sourcing squeeze amid safety gains

Despite dramatic gains in building safety in Bangladesh since the Rana Plaza disaster, the violation of workers' rights has increased and th...

Bangladesh a role model for safety progress

Five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, Bangladesh’s apparel industry has undergone expansive structural transformation and become a role...

Let’s salute Bangladesh progress since Rana Plaza

Five years ago, the Rana Plaza catastrophe made Bangladesh notorious – and turned our industry into a pariah. Today, our reaction to the cat...

Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

As the global garment industry stops to reflect on the tragic events that took place in Bangladesh exactly five years ago today (24 April),...

Latest Interviews

Innovation the name of the game for Delta Galil CEO 7 Mar 2018

Joe Charlaff

If there is a quality that gives many Israeli companies an edge internationally, it is innovation. And this trait certainly runs through the work of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, as CEO Isaac Dabah tells just-style in an exclusive interview.

Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 2017

Wang Fangqing

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.

Latest News

Levi Strauss called out over climate impact 26 Apr 18

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss has been called out by international environmental organisation for what it says is the company’s "outsized role" in the impact of climate change and air pollution across the globe.

US Q1 in brief – Carter's, Rocky Brands, Steve Madden 26 Apr 18


In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Carter's achieved its sales and earnings objectives, excluding the unusual charge related to the Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy, ?Levi Strauss moved to a loss as it was hit by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act but raised its full-year 2018 revenue guidance, while casual footwear brand Skechers USA achieved a new quarterly sales record.

MySize measurement app to boost retail sales 26 Apr 18

Beth Wright

MySize, whose smartphone based measurement technology helps shoppers choose the right sized clothes, is is developing a version of its MySizeID measurement technology that can be seamlessly integrated into a retailer’s online store in a move it says will increase the sales by reducing customers’ uncertainties regarding size and fit.

N Brown eyes online growth amid challenging FY 26 Apr 18

Beth Wright

A challenging second half weighed on N Brown Group's full-year performance as the online, catalogue and stores retailer revealed plans to expand the global presence of its Simply Be Power Brand through a new partnership with Global Fashion Group (GFG).

Fast Retailing joins Canopy forest-friendly sourcing policy 26 Apr 18

Beth Wright

Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, has become the latest company to sign up to Canopy's policy that commits brands to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

House of Fraser enters into acquisition talks 25 Apr 18

Michelle Russell

House of Fraser has entered into talks with Chinese retail group and owner of Hamleys, C Banner International, over the potential purchase of a 51% stake in the struggling UK department store retailer.

Latest blogs

Bangladesh safety gaps still remain 23 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

As the apparel industry prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building tragedy, a new report estimates it could cost US$1.2bn to complete remediation across Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry.

Concern mounts over Trump's trade policies 16 Apr 18

Michelle Russell

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade policy – much to the concern of US fashion brands and apparel retailers.

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