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Goodbye from your news editor 22 Apr 16

Having contributed to just-style for five years, serving as news editor for the last two, it has been a pleasure to observe and report on the global textile and apparel industry...


US retailers predict $2.2bn holiday fraud loss 21 Dec 15

Holiday return fraud is likely to cost US retailers US$2.2bn this year, up 15.8% from a year ago, according to new research...


New initiatives to tackle climate change 29 Sep 15

After Nike and Wal-Mart last week pledged to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy, more initiatives are being embarked upon to combat global climate change...


just-style takes an Easter break 2 Apr 15

We're heading off for an Easter break here in the UK, which means there will be no site updates or email newsletters on Friday (3 April) or Monday (6 April)...


World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 15

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'..


New casual shoes put a spring in your step 30 Oct 14

A suspension system similar to that used in cars has been built into a new casual pocket sprung shoe...


Esprit launches vegan hantags 30 Jul 14

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit is introducing vegan hangtags, in a bid to increase transparency in textile labelling and better inform conscious consumers...


Cashing in on the World Cup 10 Jun 14

With the World Cup football tournament kicking off in just a few days, new research has suggested it will add GBP2.20bn (US$3.70bn) to global sports turnover in 2014...


Fashion Revolution Day marks Rana Plaza anniversary 24 Apr 14

A campaign encouraging shoppers to ask where and how their garments have been made has been set up to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster...


just-style takes an Easter break 17 Apr 14

We're heading off for an Easter break here in the UK, which means there will be no site updates or email newsletters on Friday (18 April) or Monday (21 April)...

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