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How slowing global economic growth affects apparel

Globalisation has given apparel a good ride. But at what cost? asks Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, as he looks at how the i...

Gap, Children's Place in strategic Gymboree buy

The decision by US speciality retailers The Children's Place and Gap Inc to acquire Gymboree's namesake, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack brands...

British MPs call for laws to tackle fast fashion

The UK government is being urged to introduce legislation to require fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across the...

'Made in USA' – Who’s selling what & for how much?

Anecdotal evidence suggests 'Made in the USA' clothing is growing in popularity – but there's little insight into who's selling it, what pro...

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VF has a vision for circular supply chains – it just needs them to scale up 1 Feb 2019

Beth Wright

More than a year into its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, apparel giant VF Corp is helping to drive efforts to lead large scale commercialisation of circular business models. But as Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International, explains, the current supply chain still lacks many of the key links needed to make circularity work.


C&A Foundation sets out vision for circular fashion – Interview 20 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

One year into his role as head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation, Douwe Jan Joustra is leading discussions on how to create the conditions for change in the entire fashion system. His main aim is to see retailers adopt new business models, transitioning into "service providers" where fashion will be offered as a service for customers, not consumers – an idea he will share at next month's IAF World Fashion Convention.

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Administration looming for Debenhams? 22 Mar 19

Leonie Barrie

Struggling UK department store retailer Debenhams today (22 March) revealed it is seeking a cash injection of up to GBP200m (US$263m) from existing lenders – just minutes before Sports Direct International offered to buy its Danish business Magazin du Nord for GBP100m.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by China, with a look at the impact of an environmental protection tax on the country's textile production, and an Op-Ed from Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), on the consequences of President Trump's "flawed" trade strategy. Meanwhile, the United Nations has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion,' and a new tool is being developed to enable greater traceability in garment supply chains.


Levi Strauss raises more than US$623m in IPO 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co raised more than US$623m in its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday (20 March) after selling 36.7m shares priced at $17.


Ted Baker in 26% FY profit tumble 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker has sounded an optimistic note despite posting a 26.1% drop in pre-tax profit for the year.


Next says no-deal Brexit could save it up to GBP15m 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

British fashion retailer Next Plc says it could save up to GBP15m in tariffs under a no-deal Brexit –  which it would pass on to shoppers via lower prices.


Nine West emerges from Chapter 11 as Premier Brands Group 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Footwear and apparel firm Nine West Holdings Inc has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has been renamed Premier Brands Group Holdings LLC.

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The price of US imports from China continues to fall 19 Mar 19

Leonie Barrie

Despite concerns about sourcing from China amid an intensifying trade war with the US, newly-published figures show China continues to dominate US apparel imports – with import volume rising and prices continuing to fall again last year.


How Levi Strauss is driving sustainable change 4 Mar 19

Beth Wright

The denim and jeans sector is having to work tirelessly to change perceptions over its sustainability, or lack of it. But change is nigh, promises Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. The company recently expanded its Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) programme to four countries in Asia and is now engaging in one of its most ambitious plans to date, with a target to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by 40% by 2025. "At this point, that is the most aggressive target in the industry, we believe, in terms of both the magnitude and the timeframe," Kobori tells just-style.

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