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Fitness fashion propels Athleta towards $1bn sales

Any talk of Gap Inc's portfolio invariably focuses on its Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. But new number crunching suggests the co...

Gap impressed with supply chain improvements

Apparel giant Gap Inc has said it is impressed with how much progress it has made on its supply chain fabric platforming as it shifts its re...

Impact of the TPP on the US textile industry?

There's no doubt the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has the potential to be a game-changer for both the US textile and apparel in...

JC Penney emphasises new merchandising strategy

JC Penney has emphasised its commitment to moving back to a merchandising model marked by narrow and deep assortments, as it looks to build...

Latest Interviews

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.


Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.

Latest News

“Tentative agreement” in US port contract talks 28 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

Port workers and their employers on the west coast of the US have reached a “tentative agreement” on health benefit issues as contract talks rumble on.


Chico’s Q2 profit drop gets mixed response 28 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

Retailer Chico’s 31% reduction in second quarter net profit met with a mixed reception from analysts in the US, with margin pressures expected to continue into the third quarter.


TIMELINE: Charney ousting from American Apparel 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The battle between US retailer American Apparel and ousted CEO Dov Charney appears to be gaining momentum. As the saga continues, just-style will keep you up to date with developments through our timeline.


Guess to trim store count as Q2 profit slides 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

US apparel retailer Guess has said it will continue to rationalise its North America store portfolio after revealing a drop in second-quarter earnings and sales declines in all regions.


Tilly's Q2 profit slides and cautious on outlook 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel, footwear and accessories retailer Tilly's has reported a decline in second-quarter earnings due to continuing challenging market conditions, and offered a cautious outlook for its next quarter.


Brown Shoe benefits from realignment in Q2 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Footwear business Brown Shoe Company is continuing to benefit from efforts to realign its portfolio as it revealed growth in earnings and sales in its second-quarter.

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