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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.
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Two years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, stakeholders have highlighted the progress made towards a safer ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh - and the challenges that still lie ahead.
On the day of the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes and progress that have been made within the readymade garment industry. While there are still calls for victim compensation and greater social dialogue, the efforts made in improving working conditions have been applauded.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Chinese investment could flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry, Benetton doubling its compensation for Rana Plaza victims to $1.6m, and an analysis of Adidas Group's annual sustainability report.
UK fashion retailer French Connection has seen its share price decline 18% this morning (24 April) after warning its full-year performance will be below market expectations.
A conference taking place in June aims to spark debate on ways in which the textile and clothing industry can take a step-change in its approach to sustainability in terms of design, technology and collaborative action.
UK retail sales continued to increase in what has been described as a “bumper” March, with total sales up in almost all categories, including apparel and footwear.
Yarn manufacturer Unifi has said it will continue to evaluate opportunities to increase capacity in the CAFTA and NAFTA regions after more than doubling its third-quarter profit.
Reliance Retail, the retail arm of industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries, booked a “strong” performance during the fourth quarter, with profit increasing more than fourfold.
Value fashion retailer Ackermans, part of the Pepkor Group of companies, has become the first product lifecycle management (PLM) software customer for Centric Software in Africa.
US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco has selected a series of solutions from provider DeSL to streamline complex product development and sourcing information.
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