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M&S clothing woes continue to weigh on profits

Shares in Marks & Spencer Group (M&S) remained up by more than 3.5% today (6 November) as the retailer said it is "making up for lost time"...

Sustainability in supply chains – the road ahead

Sustainability in fashion is a complex issue for consumers to understand and the industry to fix. The problem is compounded by a vague marke...

Has Asos taken on too much? What the analysts say

UK online fashion retailer Asos has blamed warehouse issues in the US and EU, along with restructuring costs and slowing international sales...

How new China tariffs could hit US apparel trade

The fear of an imminent rise in new tariffs on virtually all US imports from China – including textiles, apparel and footwear – seems to hav...

Latest Interviews

How a converged single audit approach marks the next step in responsible sourcing 28 Jun 2019

Hannah Abdulla

An overhaul of the auditing process on factory safety and working conditions is long overdue – and a new initiative launched this month could offer the solution. The Social & Labour Convergence Programme's Converged Assessment Framework enables apparel brands and retailers to align collectively around one standard, reduce the amount of money spent on duplicated auditing, and instead free up resources to improve efficiency and factory working conditions. SLCP executive director Janet Mensink, and Peter Higgins, senior director of global responsible sourcing at VF Corp, tell just-style more.


Joined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 May 2019

Beth Wright

It's been almost a year since Hugo Boss outlined its latest, annually revised set of ambitious sustainability targets and the German premium fashion brand continues to make progress towards its goals, including upping its use of more responsibly sourced cotton and reducing the number of potentially hazardous substances within its supply chain. Driving these efforts is Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability, who also tells just-style of his concerns that despite efforts by individual companies, a concerted industry approach is still in its beginning when it comes to driving systematic change.

Latest News

India approves mega leather, footwear cluster 13 Nov 19

Michelle Russell

India’s Government is said to have given its final approval for the setting up of the Mega Leather, Footwear and Accessories Cluster (MLFAC) in Kolkata.


Applied DNA completes leather DNA tagging in Asia 13 Nov 19

Beth Wright

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc has announced the successful DNA tagging of leather at one of the world’s largest tanneries based in Asia.


New Look narrows H1 loss but sales continue to fall 12 Nov 19

Beth Wright

New Look narrowed its losses in the first half of the year but like-for-like sales continued to decline, with the retailer blaming the fall on ongoing consumer uncertainty and seasonal volatility.


Adidas to cease production at US & German Speedfactories 11 Nov 19

Beth Wright

Sportswear giant Adidas has announced production at its Speedfactories in both Germany and the US will be discontinued next year amid plans to deploy Speedfactory technologies at two of its Asian suppliers by the end of 2019.


Thursday Boot launches single herd footwear line 11 Nov 19

Leonie Barrie

Online shoe business Thursday Boot Co, has crafted what it believes is the world’s first footwear line using leather uppers sourced exclusively from a single farm.


Ralph Lauren maintains FY view but warns on Hong Kong 8 Nov 19

Beth Wright

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation has maintained its fiscal 2020 full-year revenue guidance in the wake of better-then-expected second-quarter, helped by strong demand in Asia – and especially China – but warned of "intensifying headwinds" in Hong Kong.

Latest blogs

Levi Strauss leads on green supply chain in China 4 Nov 19

Beth Wright

Sustainability remains top of mind for the industry with Levi Strauss, Adidas and C&A ranked amongst the leading brands to have made progress in environmental supply chain management in China over the last year, with the apparel sector one of the most active industries when it comes to taking action.


UK clothing exports to US to be hit by further 25% duties 28 Oct 19

Hannah Abdulla

Cashmere jumpers, anoraks and swimwear made in the UK and exported to the US are among products being hit by an extra 25% tariff as part of the ongoing dispute between the US and the EU over aircraft subsidies.

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