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How 'see-now-buy-now' is disrupting retail

Technology and social media have transformed consumers into veritable fashion industry insiders. No longer looking to retailers to direct th...

How to ensure sustainable fashion is here to stay

With London Fashion Week kicking off today, how can the fashion industry make sure that sustainable fashion is always in season rather than...

OECD supply chain guidance moves to implementation

Clothing and textile companies are grappling with new good practice guidance in supply chain management in the garment and footwear sector,...

Gaps remain in India's move towards sustainability

India's textile and garment industry is making strides in ensuring ethical compliance and environmental standards in its factories. Yet gaps...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Gap brand chief steps down 21 Feb 18

Beth Wright

US specialty retailer Gap Inc has revealed Jeff Kirwan, president and CEO of its namesake brand, is to leave the company after agreeing with CEO Art Peck, that now is an "appropriate time for a change in leadership".


Garment worker diaries reveal wages and conditions 21 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

A research project has given one of the most comprehensive pictures yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India.


Global apparel partners to develop circular decision making tool 21 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant VF Corp has partnered with textile firm Auping, denim major Orta Anadolu and Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy to develop a circular decision making tool for the fashion and textiles industry.


Delta Galil hails "record" FY sales, despite Q4 revenue slip 21 Feb 18

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has hailed its performance in 2017 as sales soared to a record high, despite a revenue slip in the fourth quarter.


Barbour picks PLM to streamline design process 21 Feb 18

Beth Wright

Premium outdoor and lifestyle brand Barbour has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline design and development while speeding time to market.


US Q4 in brief – Rocky Brands, Walmart, Urban Outfitters, VF Corp 21 Feb 18

just-style

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden booked an 8.3% rise in net sales compared to the year-ago period, while Levi Strauss & Co enjoyed a double-digit hike in both net income and net revenue during the fourth quarter.

Latest blogs

China still dominates apparel sourcing 12 Feb 18

Leonie Barrie

The latest full-year data on US apparel import trends for 2017 suggests China will remain the dominant sourcing region for some time to come.


Retail's rapid transformation requires "platform thinking" 29 Jan 18

Leonie Barrie

There’s no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers think about their supply chains and meeting their customers’ needs. But to position themselves for future growth, they must adopt "platform thinking" and offer a radically diverse sets of experiences.

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