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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

UPDATE: Puma “affected” by Vietnam footwear factory strike 1 April 2015

German sportswear brand Puma has revealed that it has been impacted by ongoing industrial action taking place at a footwear supplier in Vietnam, which has now entered its sixth day.

Apparel prices were mixed in February US apparel prices mixed again in February 1 April 2015

US apparel prices continued to be mixed in February, increasing from January, but falling year-on-year, the latest figures have revealed.

Strike hits Adidas and Nike footwear supplier in Vietnam 31 March 2015

Major footwear manufacturer Pou Chen Group, which supplies Adidas and Nike, is in discussions with the Vietnamese government to address worker concerns at its Pou Yuen factory, which resulted in strike action.

Only products that are 100% certified down can now be labelled as RDSUpdated Responsible Down Standard launches 31 March 2015

International non-profit organisation Textile Exchange (TE) has launched the latest version of its Responsible Down Standard (RDS), designed to help companies ensure the down in their products comes from ethically treated geese and can be traced across the supply chain.

Iconix Group CFO Lupinacci resigns 31 March 2015

Brand management company Iconix Brand Group CFO Jeff Lupinacci has stepped down after a year in the post to pursue another business opportunity.

Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 31 March 2015

More than 200 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 in 2013.

UK consumer sentiment grows to 13-year high 31 March 2015

Confidence among UK consumers rose to its highest level in almost 13 years this month, the latest figures have revealed.

Front row from left: Wong Sau Ching, HKGCOT; Dr Gordon Yen, HKGCOT; Rahul Mehta, IAF, Matthijs Crietee, IAF. Back row: Barry Lu; James Wong; Guan Shu Min Sharon; Hui Cheung Wing; Vicky Sung; Suen Choi To May; and Kenny Wong (all from HKGCOT)IAF inks MoU with Hong Kong textiles chamber 30 March 2015

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles (HKGCOT), with the aim of exchanging knowledge on innovation, apparel markets and international business opportunities.

Adidas to speak at PI Apparel conference 30 March 2015

Executives from sportswear giant Adidas and fashion brands The Unseen and Marc Jacobs are among the companies set to headline the third PI Apparel (Product Innovation Apparel) conference in June.

Former Ann Taylor president to head Justice brand 30 March 2015

US fashion retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed former Ann Taylor president Brian Lynch as president and CEO of its tween brand Justice.

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