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Katie Smith

Katie SmithBiography

Katie Smith is a reporter for just-style and the newest member of the editorial team. Since she joined parent company Aroq Ltd she has written for both just-style and its sister site just-food, as well as completing a post-graduate training course in magazine journalism.

As part of her current role, Katie is building on her knowledge of the global apparel and footwear industry by generating, researching and writing news stories and insights.

Articles by Katie Smith

Cotton production in the US is forecast to reach 17.5m bales in 2014/15 US: Cotton stocks set for largest five-year carry-over 19 August 2014

A rise in US cotton ending stocks is predicted to result in the largest carry-over since 2007-2008, according to the latest forecasts.

Clothing, textiles and leather product prices rose 2.5% in the year to JulyUK: Factory gate prices fall despite rise apparel growth 19 August 2014

The output price index for goods produced by UK manufacturers - also known as factory gate prices - fell 0.1% in the year to July, despite a rise in apparel prices.

The jeans are made with InvistaUS: Invista develops low impact finishing jeans 18 August 2014

Fibre maker Invista has teamed up with Garmon Chemicals and fabric producer Candiani Denim to develop a range of jeans using low impact finishing treatments specifically designed for elastomeric fabrics.

US: Nike appointments to drive growth opportunities 18 August 2014

Nike has announced two new appointments as the sporting goods giant looks to accelerate growth opportunities in its retail and women's businesses.

SWITZERLAND: Oeko-Tex takes MySTeP tool to US 18 August 2014

Oeko-Tex has introduced its new online platform that will enable brands, retailers and manufacturers to track and manage the sustainability of their supply chains to the US.

UK: High street footfall continues to fall in July 18 August 2014

UK high streets suffered for a second consecutive month from a decline in consumer traffic in July, new figures show.

US: Steve Madden buys Dolce Vita footwear for $60.3m 15 August 2014

US fashion footwear and accessories business Steve Madden has acquired Dolce Vita Holdings, a designer and retailer of branded and private label footwear, for US$60.3m.

Top stories this week on just-style... 15 August 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Ralph Lauren does not intend to join the Bangladesh safety pacts, the US reaffirmed its support for Myanmar but says more reforms are needed, and cotton prices are set to slip on changes to Chinese policy.

INDIA: Higher costs weigh on Vardhman Textiles Q1 15 August 2014

Higher raw material costs combined with lower exports of cotton from India resulted in a double-digit first-quarter profit decline for Vardhman Textiles.

TURKEY: Exhibitors line up for first Texworld Istanbul 15 August 2014

The first Texworld Istanbul event taking place later this year has generated "excellent" interest, with around 150 textile and apparel companies from ten countries set to exhibit at the trade fair in November.

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