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Katie Smith

Katie SmithBiography

In her role as news editor at just-style, Katie Smith 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 a post-graduate qualification in magazine journalism, Katie honed her business knowledge on just-style's sister titles just-food and just-auto.

Articles by Katie Smith

Steve Madden Q3 hurt by "lack of trends" 30 October 2014

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has posted softer than expected results in the third quarter, weighed down by lower sales and a "lack of fashion footwear trends."

UK consumers are set to spend 3.5% more on clothing and footwear this Christmas UK clothing spend set to grow 3.5% this Christmas 30 October 2014

Clothing and footwear is one of the categories set for the biggest growth in spending across the UK this Christmas, according to new research.

Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 30 October 2014

More than 180 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people last year.

Monsoon Accessorize is the latest clothing retailer to join a ban on angora Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora 29 October 2014

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.

Sympatex develops eco-friendly laminated materials 29 October 2014

Functional materials supplier Sympatex Technologies is focusing its current development efforts on new laminates for fashion and leisurewear made from 100% recycled polyester and certified organic cotton.

MacyMacy's to open first international store 28 October 2014

Department store retailers Macy's is to open its first store outside the US, with a location in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018.

Iconix Brand Group lifts outlook on Q3 profit rise 28 October 2014

Iconix Brand Group has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after booking a 22% increase in third-quarter profit.

Ex-DVF president Sutter named TSG Fashion CEO 28 October 2014

Former Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) president Paula Sutter has been appointed as CEO of TSG Fashion, a unit of investment firm TSG Consumer Partners.

Century Rayon gains SteP for sustainable textiles 28 October 2014

Fabric and yarn manufacturer Century Rayon has become the first company in India to be awarded the SteP by Oeko-Tex certification for sustainable textile production.

OptiTex opens Italy office and taps country manager 28 October 2014

OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, has opened an office in Milan, Italy, and appointed Antonio Sgroi as country manager.

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