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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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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.
Confidence among UK consumers remained steady in February, and is expected to do so for the next few months, according to the latest figures.
Burlington, a division of International Textile Group, is partnering with fibre and yarn manufacturer PurThread Technologies to embed antimicrobial and anti-odour protection into its fabrics.
Fast Retailing-owned clothing brand Comptoir des Cotonniers has tapped Anne-Valérie Hash as its new creative director.
Some 190 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.
Women's wear brands Lela Rose and Protagonist are to implement RLM's cloud-based FashionManager enterprise software solution to manage their design-to-delivery operations.
More than 30% of the cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton - beating its 25% target and marking the highest volume used in the sporting goods giant's history.
While UK retail sales climbed 1% in the year to February, significant volume declines were seen at clothing and footwear retailers following six months of buoyant sales.
US department store retailer Macy's has issued a “conservative” outlook for fiscal 2015 after a rise in promotions led to a drop in fourth-quarter net profit.
Belgian lingerie business Van de Velde remains upbeat in its outlook, despite reporting a 37.7% decline in annual net profit, primarily due to impairment charges at its Intimacy brand.
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