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Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

Britain’s vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel i...

How apparel retailers should react to Brexit

The UK yesterday (23 June) voted in favour of ‘Brexit,’ a decision that means the country will leave the European Union (EU) – well, soon. M...

Retailers warned of high volatility in Brexit wake

Retailers need to prepare for a period of high volatility, is the message from analysts in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European...

US fashion firms share their sourcing strategies

Concerns about market competition in the United States have for the first time surpassed worries about rising production and sourcing costs,...

Latest Interviews

Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.


Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Latest News

Macy's names Gennette CEO to succeed Lundgren 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

Terry Lundgren, the CEO of US department store retailer Macy's, is to step down after 13 years at the helm, making way for Jeff Gennette to transition into the role. 


US textile industry lauds made-in-US military vote 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

America's textile industry has lauded a decision by Congress to preserve critical requirements that required the Department of Defense (DOD) to buy US-made textiles, clothing, and footwear.


VF International HQ achieves LEED certification 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

US clothing giant VF Corp has achieved LEED platinum certification for its international headquarters in Switzerland.


Online fabric platform to "revolutionise" buying 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

A website designed as a virtual buying and selling forum for premium  fabrics could "revolutionise" traditional industry buying habits, its founders have said.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the sourcing trends and strategies of US fashion firms, Primark's continued expansion in the US, the top ten key trends in apparel and footwear markets, and barriers to remediation in Bangladesh's RMG sector.


Kenneth Cole inks Global Brands Group deal 24 Jun 16

Beth Wright

US designer Kenneth Cole has entered into a licensing deal with Hong Kong-based Global Brands Group as the company looks to expand its international reach.

Latest blogs

Weak merchandise margins blamed on sourcing woes 20 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

A lack of speed in the apparel supply chain is being blamed for weaker merchandise margins, with significant structural changes needed to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model.


All change in Ralph Lauren's supply chain 13 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed last week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise. The luxury retailer is also set to close more than 50 stores and slash its workforce by around 8%.

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