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Growth in smart garments and wearable technology

Long touted as "the next big thing", wearable technology has until now been held back by concerns ranging from cost to style, comfort and pr...

Turkey sets sights on sourcing business from Asia

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to di...


Summit seeks transparency to boost sustainability

Mads Berthelsen | 29 Apr 2014

A more sustainable fashion industry requires complete transparency and control over every aspect of production. That was the message at the third biennial Copenhagen Fashion Summit, held last week in the Danish capital.


Onshoring - a new dawn or a false hope?

Mike Flanagan | 5 Nov 2012

‘A New Dawn - Rebuilding UK Textile Manufacturing' was the title of a remarkable conference staged by Britain's textile industry on Friday (2 November). Remarkable for its positive inspiration - but also for the doubts it raised about the quality of thinking in the industry.


Sportswear brands pin hopes on Olympic performance

Petah Marian | 18 Jul 2012

As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, sportswear firms are battling to take centre stage, launching new innovations that are set to boost athletes' performance and drive maximum commercial value out of the event.


PPR ramps up its green profit and loss report

Petah Marian | 16 Nov 2011

French luxury and sporting goods group PPR has revealed the first full set of green accounts for Puma - and says it now plans to roll out environmental profit and loss (EP&L) statements across all of its brands by 2015.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Launa Inman, managing director, Target

Petah Marian | 7 Nov 2011

Launa Inman, managing director of Australian general merchandise retailer Target, spoke to just-style about how the Australian consumer is changing, the company's scramble to get online and how she has been working to turn the business around over the past seven years.


Speaking with style...Wolfgang Bentheimer, Adidas

just-style.com | 28 Oct 2008

The battle for a share of the Chinese sportswear market is probably the most intense in the world. For Adidas, however, 2008 is the year the brand finally took pole position, buoyed by its sponsorship of the Olympic Games and the opening of hundreds of new stores. The challenge now is to retain its lead, as Wolfgang Bentheimer, managing director of Adidas Greater China, tells Dominique Patton.

Latest News

Guess wins trademark dispute with Gucci

Katie Smith | 3 Feb 2015

Guess has won an ongoing trademark battle against Gucci after a French court rejected claims of infringement, and ordered Gucci to pay the upscale clothing business EUR30,000 (US$34,035).


Gucci appoints Michele creative director

Michelle Russell | 22 Jan 2015

Luxury goods group Kering has promoted Alessandro Michele to the role of creative director for Gucci, taking over from Frida Giannini who last month announced her decision to step down.


Kering appoints Sergio Rossi CEO

Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 2015

French luxury goods group Kering has appointed Giovanni Giunchedi as chief executive officer of shoemaker Sergio Rossi.


Gucci creative director Giannini exits early

Katie Smith | 12 Jan 2015

Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini has left the luxury fashion brand a month earlier than expected, French luxury goods group Kering has confirmed.


Adidas and McCartney launch sportswear line

Michelle Russell | 7 Jan 2015

German sporting giant Adidas has joined forces with fashion designer Stella McCartney to launch a sportswear line aimed at the younger female market.


Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Gucci CEO and creative director to step down

Michelle Russell | 12 Dec 2014

The CEO of Gucci and its creative director are to both step down, French luxury goods group Kering has revealed.


Lacoste joins ban on angora

Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Industry takes new step to sustainable fashion

Leonie Barrie | 14 Nov 2014

Fashion designers, brands and suppliers including Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw, Bionic Yarn, Loomstate and Saitex have joined a new sustainability initiative aimed at helping businesses improve the way clothes are made and spurring the creation of more eco-friendly materials.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora

Katie Smith | 29 Oct 2014

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Levi Strauss and M&S join Canopy fibre initiative

Richard Woodard | 29 Oct 2014

Leading fashion players including Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer are the latest names to sign up to non-profit organisation Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest sustainability initiative.


Kering outlines sustainable fashion partnership

Katie Smith | 27 Oct 2014

French luxury goods group Kering has outlined a new partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at the London College of Fashion (LCF) to support sustainable practices and innovation in the fashion industry.


Dassault Systèmes to launch 3D Platform in UK

Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2014

Dassault Systèmes is partnering with international software business Island Pacific to launch its 3DExperince Platform to fashion brands and retailers in the UK.


Kering promotes Flore to Brioni CEO

Katie Smith | 22 Oct 2014

French luxury goods group Kering has promoted Gianluca Flore to CEO of its Italian men's wear brand Brioni, replacing Francesco Pesci.


New CEOs for Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane

Michelle Russell | 21 Oct 2014

French luxury goods group Kering has appointed new chief executives for its Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane brands as part of a management reshuffle.


Kering to source crocodile skins from Madagascar

Leonie Barrie | 17 Oct 2014

Luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent brands, is backing a project to support the sustainable supply of crocodile skins in Madagascar.


French Connection commits to stop selling angora

Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Kering promotes Imo to head up Asia Pacific

Katie Smith | 24 Sep 2014

Luxury goods group Kering has promoted Carlo Imò to head its Asia Pacific operations, overseeing the international expansion of its brands in the region.


Italian firms reaffirm chemical removal commitment

Michelle Russell | 22 Sep 2014

Six of Italy's largest textile suppliers have reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating hazardous chemicals from their supply chains, highlighting the work they have completed to date.


Fashion brands defend stance on fur farms

Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 2014

Following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry, a number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position.


Italian firms team up on traceable fabrics

Michelle Russell | 15 Sep 2014

Three top Italian mills have joined together to form a new textile supply platform to provide apparel firms with a collection of eco-friendly fabrics that are 100% Made in Italy.


Sergio Rossi boss Melard exits

Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2014

Sergio Rossi president and CEO Christophe Mélard has stepped down to "follow new professional challenges" outside of the luxury footwear and accessories brand.

Latest blogs

US apparel retailers buffeted by winter storms

Leonie Barrie | 10 Feb 2014

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January. While some consumers were forced to stay at home, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.


Luxury growth accelerates at Kering and LVMH

Katie Smith | 29 Jul 2013

Luxury goods powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Kering, owner of upmarket brands Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent, both reported accelerated sales growth last week, thanks to higher demand in Europe and Asia.

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