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Why Inditex is "clear winner" in fast fashion

Spanish retail giant Inditex, owner of the Zara brand, is the clear winner in the fast fashion space, analysts believe, with the competitive...

Brexit blow to global apparel industry confidence

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 t...

Sir Philip Green blamed for the collapse of BHS

"What kind of man is it who can count his fortune in billions but does not know what decent behaviour is?" The words of Rt Hon Frank Field M...

Brexit Trade Focus – How a CANZ-UK FTA stacks up

As the UK government prepares the ground for new post-Brexit free trade deals, Mike Flanagan will, over the coming months, be evaluating the...

Latest Interviews

How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.


G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.

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Kering H1 boosted by Gucci turnaround 29 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

French luxury goods group Kering has booked a "pleasing" second-half, with turnaround growth from the firm's powerhouse Gucci label boosting earnings. 


Global news roundup 29 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

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


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how the competitive distance between Inditex and its fast-fashion peers is continuing to widen, the secrets of success of the fast fashion model, a proposed wage freeze on Vietnam's textile and apparel industry, and the implications of the Brexit vote on the global apparel industry.


UK retail sales fall at fastest pace in four years 28 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Sales volumes at UK clothing, footwear and leather goods retailers remained positive in July despite retail sales overall falling at the fastest pace in more than four years.


Adidas rises outlook amid double-digit Q2 growth 28 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has raised its full-year guidance after posting a 21% rise in second-quarter sales, helped by the early termination of its sponsorship deal with English football club Chelsea FC.


Bonmarché blames weather for fall in Q1 sales 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché has blamed poor weather and lack of demand for its summer fashions for an 8.1% drop in first quarter like-for-like sales at its stores.

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