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Mexico urges fast-fashion brands to source locally

Global fast-fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters who are keen to grow their business in Mexico are being urg...

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...

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

Fruit of the Loom forms partnership with Parkdale 31 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Fruit of the Loom has agreed a deal with Parkdale America that will see it sell its US yarn spinning operations to the company which will then provide new state-of-the-art cotton and cotton blended yarns for its underwear and casualwear products.


Wearable technology future ripe for millennials 31 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Twenty percent of American adults already own a wearable device and the adoption rate is quickly expected to rise, particularly amongst millennials, according to a new report.


Bill Blass taps Benz as creative director 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Bill Blass has appointed Chris Benz as its creative director as the US fashion business prepares to relaunch as a global lifestyle brand.


Columbia Sportswear ups FY profit guidance 31 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has upped its full-year outlook as it revealed increased earnings and sales in its third-quarter.


Twin acquisitions boost Hanesbrands Q3 30 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Apparel group Hanesbrands enjoyed a strong third quarter thanks to good sales and profit contributions from new acquisitions DBApparel and Maidenform.


Steve Madden Q3 hurt by "lack of trends" 30 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has posted softer than expected results in the third quarter, weighed down by lower sales and a "lack of fashion footwear trends."

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