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Basketball shoes fare well this holiday season

December 19, 2014 - 15:17
Sales of athletic footwear, especially basketball shoes, are faring well in the US this holiday season, and its the premium price points that continue to drive the market.

Finish Line cuts outlook despite Q3 profit growth

December 19, 2014 - 14:56
US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has lowered its full-year earnings guidance, citing margin pressure, despite booking a 56% hike in third-quarter profit.

Top stories this week on just-style...

December 19, 2014 - 14:33
The most-read stories on just-style this week include updates from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, a look at the sourcing winners and losers of 2014, and Bangladeshi garment workers to trial an electronic wage system.

US environment agency adds apparel dyes to ruling

December 19, 2014 - 13:24
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added nine benzidine-based dyes used in clothing to a new ruling to prevent them from entering the US market.

Sanuk footwear founder Kelley to step down

December 19, 2014 - 12:44
Jeff Kelley, the founder of Sanuk footwear, a division of Deckers Brands, is to transition from an active role at the company to take up a new project at the end of the year.

Philippines added to European Union GSP+ scheme

December 19, 2014 - 12:36
The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to approve duty-free access to EU markets for the Philippines.

UK retail sales see strongest growth in 26 years

December 19, 2014 - 12:36
UK retail sales grew at their fastest pace for almost 26 years in December, thanks, in part, to robust growth at clothing retailers.

Tesco teams with union on UK garment supply chain

December 19, 2014 - 12:25
UK trade union Community has signed what it claims is a ground-breaking agreement with retail giant Tesco to improve conditions in its domestic apparel supply chain.

US port talks stagnate as parties "remain far apart"

December 19, 2014 - 11:46
The two parties negotiating a new labour contract for US west coast dockworkers "remain far apart on several issues" amid continued disruption to the movement of cargo.

UK consumer confidence falls to nine-month low

December 19, 2014 - 11:07
Confidence among UK consumers in December fell to its lowest level since March, according to the latest figures.

Stockmann review sees cuts at Seppälä

December 19, 2014 - 10:19
Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to downsize its Seppälä's apparel operations, leading to 70 job cuts initially, as part of a company-wide strategic review.

Nike shares slide on future orders in Q2

December 19, 2014 - 09:43
Sporting goods giant Nike has revealed second-quarter earnings per share that grew faster than revenue thanks to gross margin expansion, but weak growth in future orders hit its share price.

Investigation uncovers China's dog leather trade

December 18, 2014 - 17:11
An undercover investigation in China by animal rights group PETA has found leather goods sold globally may be made out of the skin from slaughtered dogs.

Bureau Veritas develops US trim quality solution

December 18, 2014 - 16:08
Compliance and quality assurance specialist Bureau Veritas has developed a trim manufacturing quality programme for the US market.

RNB Retail and Brands triples Q1 profit

December 18, 2014 - 15:34
Scandinavian retail business RNB Retail and Brands has seen its first-quarter profit more than triple, thanks to improved sales and margins.

Pakistan buyers forum established

December 18, 2014 - 14:56
A buyers forum for Pakistan was established this week following a two-day meeting to promote the sustainability of Pakistan's garment and textile industry.

Triumph recalls 22,000 bras for underwire fault

December 18, 2014 - 13:37
Japanese lingerie firm Triumph International has issued a voluntary recall on around 22,000 bras following complaints of protruding underwiring.

World Bank urged to probe links with Uzbek cotton

December 18, 2014 - 13:37
The World Bank's internal watchdog is being urged to investigate whether its projects are contributing to the use of forced labour in in the cotton sector of Uzbekistan.

Triumph recalls 22,000 bras over wire fault

December 18, 2014 - 13:37
Japanese lingerie firm Triumph International has issued a voluntary recall on around 22,000 bras following complaints of protruding underwiring.

Black Friday boosts UK clothing retail sales

December 18, 2014 - 13:19
Promotions over the Black Friday weekend helped lift the volume of UK retail sales to a ten-year high in November, with clothing and footwear retailers among the main beneficiaries.