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Sportswear firms debate digitalisation, disruption

Faced with a paradigm shift in everything from the way products are sold to the tools and technologies that make them, sporting goods brands...

Investors not consumers spur sustainable sourcing

The hold that ethical sourcing and sustainability has over the US fashion and apparel industries is being cemented more by by changing inves...

US trade now 'America alone’ not 'America first'

Prospects for trade deals that have underpinned growth in American clothing and textile imports and exports appear increasingly precarious a...

Adidas poised to thrive in a competitive landscape

Despite a number of difficult years, Adidas is back on track. The company's strong performance has been helped by the health of the global s...

Latest Interviews

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.

How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions – Interview 11 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.

Latest News

New network targets children's rights reporting 24 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is teaming up with the United Nations United Nations children's agency UNICEF to set up a network with leading fashion and footwear brands and retailers to improve children's rights.

Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include reports from the recent US Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference looking at the current state of play in US trade policy? and sustainable sourcing, why African countries are hoping to divert manufacturing from Asia, and the opening of the first of 150 mini clothing factories in Sri Lanka.

Lack of NAFTA progress continues to cause concern 23 Nov 17

Beth Wright

Little progress seems to have been in the fifth round of renegotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that concluded this week, with concerns expressed regarding the "lack of headway" made by those involved.

Mothercare shares tumble more than 16% amid H1 loss 23 Nov 17

Beth Wright

Mothercare has revealed plans to stop selling clothing for older children in its domestic markets next year as the group moved to a loss in the first-half as its turnaround efforts and failure to take-off in the Middle East took its toll in the period.

PTC AR lab could boost value chain management 23 Nov 17

Beth Wright

Software firm PTC says its new test centre, which has been developed to advance the adoption and exploration of new applications for augmented reality (AR), could help advance value chain management. 

Job cuts on the cards at Payless ShoeSource? 23 Nov 17

Beth Wright

Job cuts could be on the cards at US footwear giant Payless ShoeSource as the retailer, which emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in August, has announced a series of initiatives it says will increase efficiencies – including plans to "streamline" its corporate headquarters.

Latest blogs

A confusing mix of sustainable cotton options 20 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in using more sustainable cotton. But the confusing mix of standards and options available merely complicates the decision-making process for so many firms.

Have your say – Take part in just-style’s State of Sourcing survey 6 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

The global apparel industry and its supply chain is going through a period of unprecedented change. How do you and your colleagues see the outlook for 2018? And what strategies are you likely to be turning to in the year ahead?

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