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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

Under Armour was "encouraged" by the response in its footwear and international businessesUS: Under Armour "bullish" in full-year guidance rise 25 July 2014

An increase in projected full-year earnings and revenue at Under Armour has been described as "bullish" and a "positive catalyst" move by one analyst.


Mark Bannister, sustainability manager at Echo Sourcing, spoke at this yearSource Summit 2014: Quote/unquote 25 July 2014

A raft of fashion industry experts gathered in London this week to discuss integrating sustainability into businesses through 3D (social, environmental, commercial) initiatives. Views were shared on the challenges faced by manufacturers and brands, and the opportunities driving change within the industry. Here are a selection of quotes from the annual Source Summit, organised by the Ethical Fashion Forum.


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 25 July 2014

More than 170 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.


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 July 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how clothing is likely to remain a focus for Tesco despite its upcoming CEO change, a snapshot of Myanmar's textile and apparel industry, and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety annual report, which reveals that progress is far from over a year on from its inception.


LVMHFRANCE: LVMH H1 fashion and leather profit flat 25 July 2014

French luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton posted flat first-half earnings for its fashion and leather goods division, despite "strong creative momentum" at its Louis Vuitton brand.


US: PTC to expand IoT technology with Axeda buy 25 July 2014

PTC is to acquire privately-held Axeda Corp for US$170m in a move that will help the software solution provider expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio.


Demand for clothing was boosted by good weather and consumers enthusiasm for spendingUK: Warm weather boosts June clothing retail sales 24 July 2014

Warm weather and consumers enthusiasm for spending helped drive an increase in sales at UK clothing and footwear retailers in June.


US: Cold winter cuts retail sales growth forecast 24 July 2014

US retail sales are set to grow at a lower rate than first thought this year, hurt by the severe winter weather, but are likely to grow "significantly" faster in the second half.


Warmer weather helped clothing sales to bounce back in July UK: Clothing sales bounce back in July 24 July 2014

Sales bounced back at UK clothing stores in July thanks to warmer weather, new figures suggest, with growth set to be even stronger in August.


Sykes is leaving Nicole Farhi to focus on new projectsUK: Creative director Sykes exits Nicole Farhi 23 July 2014

Nicole Farhi's creative director, Joanna Sykes, is leaving the upmarket fashion brand after less than two years in the role.


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