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Billabong sees AUD30m (US$21m) in potential annual profit improvement from its global sourcing and logistics initiativesSupply chain improvements to save Billabong $30m 2 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

Australian surfwear company Billabong says it is “making good progress” in its turnaround efforts after posting its first full year profit since 2011 – and has now set its sights on yet more savings from supply chain improvements.


By abandoning EU trade talks, India is the only South Asian country subject to European import dutyTHE FLANARANT: Chaos in the world’s trade agreements 2 Sep 15

Mike Flanagan

The world garment trade was transformed in August, writes Mike Flanagan, with the biggest casualty likely to be India’s plans to increase textile and clothing exports by 20% a year and create an extra 35m jobs by 2024.


Nicaragua offers low wages and a stable economic and political environmentNicaragua apparel and footwear firms to double in size 27 Aug 15

Ivan Castano Freeman

Nicaragua's top textile and footwear manufacturers plan to double their size in three years as the Central American nation rushes to meet rising demand from US apparel brands, industry executives have told just-style.


"Smart companies are going to survive," says Kurt CavanoInterview: The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.


Doubts have been cast over whether Vietnam will be able to make the most of the impending duty-free eraWill Vietnam struggle to exploit impending trade deals? 26 Aug 15

Jens Kastner

Clothing and textile industry specialists have warned just-style that the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free-trade deal struck earlier this month may ease exports, imports and investment - but that Vietnam will be a tough base from which to operate in the impending duty-free era.


“ThereInterview: Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.


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Yuan devaluation offers mixed fortunes for garment firmsYuan devaluation offers mixed fortunes for garment firms

Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value the yuan to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years.

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Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: Social media and selfies sway fashion sales 21 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

As if retailers didn’t have enough to contend with as they try to get to grips with doing business in a digitally-connected omni-channel world, it seems the rise of the “selfie” is also beginning to impact the way consumers shop.


US apparel import roundup US apparel import roundup

Monthly figures from the Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) highlight the rise and fall of global apparel imports into the US.


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A weekly roundup of the latest research reports available on just-style.


Global news roundup Global news roundup

just-style's summary of apparel and footwear news from the world’s local media.


Viewpoint Viewpoint

just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.


In the money In the money

A regular in-depth analysis prompted by what’s happening in the financial world and how it impacts on the apparel and footwear supply chain from manufacturing to retail.


The Flanarant The Flanarant

A forthright take on the follies the world’s apparel buying community has to deal with, from Mike Flanagan, CEO of Clothesource – and his suggestions for putting them right.


Speaking with style Speaking with style

Exclusive interviews with some of the apparel and footwear industry’s leading movers and shakers. Companies already featured include Marks & Spencer, H&M, Timberland, Adidas, New Look and Li & Fung.


Spotlight on... Spotlight on...

With a focus on individual companies, new or emerging markets, and issues such as product safety – this column takes a behind the scenes look that sheds new light on stories hitting the headlines.


Research updates Research updates

Facts and figures taken from some of the research reports published on just-style. Much of this information is only available in the reports themselves, so these articles provide a valuable snapshot of the latest data and forecasts.


Top stories on just-style Top stories on just-style

If you’re short of time or haven’t managed to check in to all our daily newsletters, reading these articles will ensure you’re up-to-date on the top five most-read stories on just-style in any given week.


Retail roundup Retail roundup

A month-by-month overview of US apparel and shoe chains' sales results. Same-store sales figures help gauge how a specific retailer has performed, making this feature invaluable for evaluating your customers or competitors.

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