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In her role as news editor at just-style, Beth Wright oversees the site's daily news feed, researching and writing news and analyses, tracking down exclusive stories, and interviewing industry executives for their insight into the key stories.
With an English degree from the University of Leeds and NCTJ Diploma, Beth honed her journalism skills at a local newspaper.
Articles by Beth Wright
Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has booked a rise in both earnings and revenue in its fourth-quarter, thanks to growing sales in its printwear and branded apparel businesses.
Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) booked lower sales in its fourth-quarter and revealed further details on its operational review, designed to streamline its business.
US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc has posted what one analyst calls a "modest" gain in its fourth-quarter but failed to boost earnings for the full year, booking a double-digit decline for fiscal 2016.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the crackdown on Bangladesh labour activists has cost the country's garment industry around US$100m, Adidas and Burberry have been recognised for their sustainability practices, industry executives in Turkey are optimistic that better times lie ahead, and Inditex and H&M boycott the BGMEA's Dhaka Apparel Summit.
A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
Australian surfwear company Billabong International has revealed plans to sell its Tigerlily swimwear brand for AUD$60m (US$46.1m).
Technology specialist Lectra has unveiled a new supply chain programme, designed to control the chain of data between brands, retailers and suppliers, and reduce time to market.
A union building project has boosted recruitment in India, with affiliates of IndustriAll global union organising more than 63,000 new members since 2014 - 19,993 of whom are from the textile, garments, shoe and leather sector.
With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.
Esprit has seen continued improvement in the first half of fiscal 16/17, building on the positive progress achieved in its last financial year to book "record" earnings.
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