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Beth Wright

Beth WrightBiography

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

Coach launches tender offer to acquire Kate Spade 26 May 2017

Coach Inc today (26 May) made its earlier bid for Kate Spade official by launching a tender offer to acquire the accessories and apparel business for $18.50 per share in cash.

Deckers optimistic as Q4 loss narrows 26 May 2017

US apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands – which last month said it was exploring strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the firm – narrowed its net loss in the fourth quarter, and said an ongoing savings plan is expected to drive $100m in operating profit improvement by fiscal 2020.

Dior, Nike and Inditex world's largest apparel companies 26 May 2017

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.

Top stories this week on just-style... 26 May 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, Marks & Spencer admits "there is still much to do" as profits slumped by almost two-thirds, a new survey into fashion shopping habits finds consumers buy more clothes than they need and use, and Levi Strauss & Co grants US$350,000 to develop new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain.

Browns Shoes picks new order management system 26 May 2017

Canadian footwear retailer Browns Shoes has invested in a new order management system (OMS) to manage growth and boost efficiency and effectiveness with ship-from-store services.

The audit confirms Lenzing's supply chains are low risk for sourcing from ancient and endangered forests or other controversial sourcesFirst third-party audit of forest-based fabrics 25 May 2017

Austrian fibre company Lenzing has become the first of the world's leading viscose fibre producers to undergo an audit designed to assess their progress on eliminating endangered forests as the source of the raw material in their products.

Sympatex closes the loop with 4.0 functional jacket 25 May 2017

Functional fabric specialist Sympatex has partnered with environmental activist group Greenpeace to develop a prototype of what it claims is the "ultimate" functional jacket, combining performance with sustainability to close the loop.

Jesta IS boosts product line with NGC Software 25 May 2017

Software supplier Jesta IS has partnered with supply chain management and ERP software provider NGC Software to boost its Vision Suite product line in a move it says will help companies manage the conception and design phases of their supply chains.

Wrangler purchases roughly half of the cotton for its products from US growersWrangler pilots US sustainable cotton programme 25 May 2017

VF Corp-owned jeanswear brand Wrangler has launched a pilot programme to help US cotton farmers reach the next level in sustainable growing practices.

The Collaboratory is an annual fellowship program for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs working to create a more sustainable apparel industryLevi Strauss to fund supply chain innovations 24 May 2017

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is to grant a global fellowship programme US$350,000 to develop new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain, including the expansion of a natural indigo dyeing facility, creating products that are less water-intensive and making wastewater treatment solutions more accessible to small artisan workshops.

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