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Top stories this week on just-style...

1 hour 52 min ago
The most-read sories on just-style this week include China's clothing apparel sector wanting to create a more sustainable industry, a compenstation agreement for the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire, and a snapshot of the current state of play in US textile, apparel and footwear imports and exports.

UK consumer confidence remains flat in November

2 hours 38 min ago
UK consumer confidence remained unmoved in November, and is expected to remain so for some time longer.

Lee Jeans eyes "comfort revolution" in innovation

2 hours 46 min ago
Lee Jeans, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, says the growing trend for athleisure means its priority is to ensure "the comfort revolution" is apparent in all of its innovations.

Reebok acquires boxing apparel brand Luta

3 hours 24 min ago
Reebok International has acquired UK-based boxing and martial arts apparel brand Luta for an undisclosed sum.

Global forum defines garment labour strategy

3 hours 49 min ago
A global forum organised by IndustriALL and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), has found strong support for the union's living wage campaign and its emphasis on industry collective bargaining.

Tesco F&F director Bolger steps down

4 hours 5 min ago
Tesco's F&F global brand director, Anita Bolger, is to step down after a 14-year career with the UK retail giant.

John Lewis appoints Woodhouse as acting CFO

4 hours 19 min ago
UK department store retailer John Lewis has promoted company executive Loraine Woodhouse to the role of acting group finance director.

Bureau Veritas launches wearable tech solution

November 27, 2014 - 14:49
Compliance and quality assurance specialist Bureau Veritas has launched a wearable technology solution in a bid to help support the market in overcoming challenges as sales in this area grow.

Black Friday "here to stay" in UK

November 27, 2014 - 12:38
Black Friday shopping is "here to stay" in the UK, with more shoppers than ever planning to take part, according to a new survey.

Jaeger trims FY losses as sales rack up

November 27, 2014 - 12:33
British fashion label Jaeger staged a recovery in its latest set of full-year results, cutting losses by more than 20% and boosting sales by 12%.

Industry repeats calls for GSP renewal

November 27, 2014 - 12:25
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has joined a raft of organisations and businesses from across the US calling for the urgent renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

Greater protection needed for cashmere

November 27, 2014 - 12:17
Cashmere needs greater protection against mislabelling through a combination of education and enforcement, says the president of CCMI (Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute).

Yue Yuen YTD profit slashed by one-off losses

November 27, 2014 - 11:58
Chinese footwear business Yue Yuen recorded a 37% cut in net profit for the first nine months of 2014, thanks to one-off charges of $110.4m.

US trade snapshot shows apparel and footwear shifts

November 27, 2014 - 11:30
With imports supplying most US consumer demand for textiles and apparel, and footwear, it is perhaps not surprising the US trade deficit in both sectors rose last year.

Old Navy under fire over plus-size allegations

November 27, 2014 - 11:22
Gap's Old Navy has come under fire over allegations it charges extra for women's plus-size clothing, but not for men's.

Mulberry appoints Coca as creative director

November 27, 2014 - 09:25
Coca will join Mulberry on 8 July next year from French fashion house Céline where he is currently head design director for leather goods, shoes, hard accessories, jewellery and sunglasses.

ICAC unveils World Cotton Calendar

November 26, 2014 - 14:58
The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has unveiled a World Cotton Calendar, offering the latest data on area, production and yield.

Long-term partnerships key to Adidas sourcing model

November 26, 2014 - 14:36
German sporting giant Adidas says long-term partnerships are the key element of its sourcing model as it celebrates more than 25 years of manufacturing in Indonesia.

Calls for Harvey Nichols to renew fur ban

November 26, 2014 - 14:26
Animal rights group PETA is calling on UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols to renew its fur ban, after uncovering "tremendous suffering" in the industry's Origin Assured scheme.

Bangladesh renews calls for separate garment ministry

November 26, 2014 - 14:09
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has renewed its call for the government to set up a dedicated ministry for the ready-made garment (RMG) industry.

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