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What the US Xinjiang cotton ban means for apparel

The US this week stepped up its efforts to crack down on forced labour in supply chains with a sweeping regional ban on the import of cotton...

Outlook 2021 – Industry challenges & opportunities

2021 should be a year of winners and losers. The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic means there will be continued volatility, uncertainty...

Half a billion pound lockdown blow for Primark

The forced store closures as a result of the current lockdown have left Primark estimating a GBP540m (US$737m) loss of sales for the 16 week...

Boohoo Group remains unfazed by Covid-19

Boohoo Group has raised its revenue guidance for the full year after posting a 40% sales hike for the four months to the end of December. An...

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Turkish denim major Mavi doubles down on global growth 7 Dec 2020

Paul Cochrane

Turkish denim giant Mavi sold 9.7 million pairs of jeans worldwide in 2019 – and is ploughing on with its global expansion despite ongoing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic, its CEO and director, Cüneyt Yavuz, tells just-style.

Serai CEO sets out vision for global apparel trade network 12 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Banking giant HSBC is focusing on the apparel industry with a new digital business-to-business platform that enables retailers and brands, manufacturers and suppliers to build trusted relationships, exchange data, and tap into new technologies. Here, CEO Vivek Ramachandran discusses his ambitious vision for the interconnected global trade network.

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New Leciester hub to help bridge fashion skills gap 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

A new UK project to deliver apprenticeships and accredited training for the textiles and fashion industry is set to be launched in Leicester.

Jaeger's 63 stores and concessions to close permanently 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

More than 200 jobs have been axed at Jaeger Retail Limited and all 63 of its stores and concessions are set to permanently close after joint administrators confirmed that the sale of the business to UK retailer Marks & Spencer does not include the retail locations.

N Brown recovery continues in Q3 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

Online clothing, footwear and homewares retailer N Brown Group says it is trading in line with expectations after product revenue continued to recover in the third quarter – with strong growth in apparel categories that have proved popular during the pandemic, including leisurewear.

US holiday sales in brief – Nordstrom, Target Corp, Zumiez 15 Jan 21


It's been a mixed bag of holiday sales filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers as they continue to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Target Corp has reported a 17.2% jump in comparable sales for the combined November/December period, while Genesco has posted a 3% comparable sales decline for the eight weeks to 26 December. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters has reported an 8.4% decline in total company net sales, and L Brands said the group's holiday results significantly exceeded initial expectations.

Sustainable fashion design award now open for entries 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

What is thought to be the world's largest sustainable fashion design competition is getting underway again, with prizes including US$10,000 in development funding, and bespoke mentorships with world-renowned sustainable fashion experts. 

Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on apparel industry challenges and opportunities in 2021, and a look at four major changes manufacturers must make to ensure they survive and thrive after Covid-19. Elsewhere, VF Corp is rejigging its Asian sourcing operations, concerns continue to mount over potential Vietnam tariffs, and Marks & Spencer buys the Jaeger fashion brand out of administration.

Latest blogs

The secret of becoming a preferred sourcing base 11 Jan 21

Beth Wright

From capacity to price, stability, sustainability and quality, various sourcing factors affect the choice of apparel sourcing destinations. But which matter most to fashion brands and retailers? And what's the secret of becoming a preferred sourcing base?

Happy New Year! 4 Jan 21

Michelle Russell

Welcome back, and a very Happy New Year to you all.

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