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Changing role of China as clothes sourcing go-to

China's role as the clothes sourcing go-to for most of the apparel industry is set to change, driven by a perfect storm of factors including...

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New Bonmarché owner "eyes" Jack Wills acquisition 22 Jul 19

Hannah Abdulla

The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill has reportedly tabled a bid for UK high street fashion brand Jack Wills.


Ex-Ted Baker chief set to back business buyout? 22 Jul 19

Hannah Abdulla

Ray Kelvin, the disgraced founder of fashion retailer Ted Baker, is reportedly planning to back a private equity buyout of the company – just a few months after standing down following allegations of sexual harassment.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Jul 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Marks & Spencer's journey to sourcing more sustainable cotton, new sustainability commitments from Zara owner Inditex, China's changing role as the clothes sourcing go-to, and new guidelines to help firms tackle waste, pollution and harmful practices in jeans production.


Anne Klein acquired by investment firm WHP Global 18 Jul 19

Hannah Abdulla

Global fashion brand Anne Klein has been acquired by a new investment firm led by the former vice chairman for the parent company of Toys'R'Us, Yehuda Shmidman.


Lectra acquires fashion analytics firm Retviews 16 Jul 19

Beth Wright

Technology specialist Lectra has inked a deal to acquire Retviews, whose software helps retailers optimise their product assortment based on an analysis of real-time market and competitor data.


Bonmarché to be de-listed following takeover 16 Jul 19

Hannah Abdulla

Billionaire businessman and Edinburgh Woollen Mill-owner Philip Day has successfully taken women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché Plc private after his investment vehicle Spectre Holdings closed its takeover of the company with a 93% share.

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Where in the world is worst for worker rights? 15 Jul 19

Leonie Barrie

An annual survey of violations of human and trade union rights ranks key apparel producing nations including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, the Philippines and Turkey among the ten worst countries in the world for worker rights.


US imports from Bangladesh and Cambodia jump in May 8 Jul 19

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh and Cambodia both enjoyed a boost in apparel shipments to the US during May – at around the same time US President Donald Trump said he was mulling a tariff hike on all incoming Chinese goods, suggesting retailers and brands are moving forward with plans to cut back on how much product they source from the Southeast Asian giant.

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