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The Under Armour Sportswear brand will launch in SeptemberUnder Armour makes lifestyle push with new brand 29 Jul 16

Michelle Russell

Performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour is evolving thanks to the launch of a new brand that will broaden its appeal to a more mainstream audience, and the signing of a new partnership deal with Kohl's.


The North Face sustainability manager James RogersThe North Face takes a holistic view on harmful chemicals – Interview 28 Jul 16

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.


ZaraWhy Inditex is "clear winner" in the fast fashion space 27 Jul 16

Michelle Russell

Spanish retail giant Inditex, owner of the Zara brand, is the clear winner in the fast fashion space, analysts believe, with the competitive distance between the company and its peers continuing to increase thanks to its efficient business model.


China is increasingly negotiating on priceChina remains powerhouse for footwear sourcing 27 Jul 16

Michelle Russell

China looks set to remain the powerhouse of global footwear manufacturing and a key supplier to the US, despite Vietnam gaining ground, a new report has found. 


Four in ten respondents suggest it will take up to two years before the implications of the Brexit vote are fully understoodBrexit blow to global apparel industry confidence 26 Jul 16

Leonie Barrie

It is likely to be at least two years before the global apparel industry fully understands the implications of last month's vote by the UK to sever ties with the European Union (EU), according to a new survey carried out by just-style.


Global news roundup 26 Jul 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Current hot issue

Setting up a sustainable fashion supply chainSetting up a sustainable fashion supply chain

Experts warn that setting up a sustainable supply chain is not a simple task. Indeed, deciding where to source materials, where to manufacture, how to monitor facilities to make sure they are compliant, and how to transport the goods, are all challenging questions that are considered in our latest management briefing.

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Latest columns

Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: Long-term look at Vietnam sourcing post-TPP 18 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

Now that both the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and official trade statistics for 2015 have been released, we take another look at the likely impact of TPP's tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam.


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.


just-style research roundup just-style research roundup

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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