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Outdoor industry's future must be more inclusive

"The outdoors is not just for the hardcore outdoorsman," declared NPD's chief industry analyst for sports and leisure trends, Marshal Cohen,...

Factoring: a lifeline for apparel suppliers?

The role played by factoring in the apparel supply chain came under the spotlight last week with reports suggesting that factoring companies...

Spotlight on...Glenn Murphy's tenure at Gap Inc

Gap CEO Glenn Murphy recently announced his decision to step down in February. He joined Gap as chief executive in 2007. Since then he has b...

Vietnam surges ahead in US apparel import gains

Spurred on by the back-to-school season and fears of potential disruption to shipments of holiday merchandise amid the dockworkers contract...

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

Deckers Outdoor Q3 beats estimates 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Footwear specialist Deckers Outdoor has revealed second-quarter earnings and sales that beat analyst estimates.


Gerber AccuMark 10 to feature 3D capability 24 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Gerber Technology is preparing to launch a new version of its AccuMark garment development and pattern-making tool with integrated 3D visualisation of designs and corrections.


Fits.me completes US$5.3m management buy-in 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Virtual fitting room developer Fits.me has received EUR4.2m (US$5.3m) from its CEO and existing investors in a management buy-in.


Gap to take Old Navy to the Middle East 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US clothing retailer Gap Inc is to open its first Old Navy Stores in the Middle East through a deal with franchisees Fawaz A Alhokair & Co and Azadea.


Under Armour ups guidance as Q3 profit climbs 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand Under Armour has upped its full-year guidance as it revealed an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales.


Skechers shares slide as costs hit Q3 profit 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US shoe maker Skechers USA saw its share price slide after recording third-quarter earnings that were hurt by foreign exchange losses and warehousing costs.

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