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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

Stakeholders urge quick conclusion to USport talks 22 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Around 104 organisations - including those representing US apparel, retail and footwear firms - have joined forces to urge unions to conclude West Coast ports talks amid growing concerns over delayed shipments.


Safety Commission facing responsive challenges 22 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is facing challenges in responding to product safety risks and is reviewing potential improvements, a US government report has stated.


Aalfs selects tool to manage Nicaragua production 22 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel maker Aalfs Uno SA is implementing NGC's Shop Floor Control platform to help manage operations at its denim and twill manufacturing plant in Nicaragua.


H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down 21 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.


US consumers plan to spend more this holiday 21 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

An annual survey has found that consumers plan to increase their spending this holiday season, with online sales set to take an even greater share of the prize than last year.


New hires help upgrade Crocs management team 21 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs has made a number of key management appointments intended to help the company to turn its fortunes around.

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