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Li & Fung eyes speed, innovation & digitalisation

Global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has blamed a tough retail environment for almost halving its full year profit, and says it is reorganis...

Adidas raises the bar for North America sales

North America has been the biggest challenge for Adidas historically, but it will likely also be the biggest opportunity for it going forwar...

Gap working to rebuild and gain market share

Gap Inc has admitted progress has been slower than expected, despite some bright spots in its last fiscal, as the US speciality clothing ret...

Wage abuses can’t be eliminated by software and PR

It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government conc...

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.


Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

Latest News

Sears Canada seeks creditor protection 22 Jun 17

Beth Wright

Department store retailer Sears Canada and certain of its subsidiaries is seeking court protection from its creditors in a bid to restructure its business.


JD.com invests US$397m in luxury Farfetch venture 22 Jun 17

Beth Wright

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has invested US$397m in Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, in a strategic partnership designed to create a premier platform for luxury e-commerce across China, opening a gateway to an $80bn market.


Vietnam 2017 garment exports expected to hit $31bn 21 Jun 17

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's garment industry is expected to reach its export target of US$31bn, the country's national textile and garment group Vinatex has said.


Global news roundup 21 Jun 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Cambodia minimum wage talks to begin in July 20 Jun 17

Michelle Russell

Minimum wage talks for Cambodia's garment sector will begin in July with a decision expected in October, the Government has said, with calls from Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng not to "politicise" the process.


Hudson's Bay investors urge real estate sales 20 Jun 17

Michelle Russell

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has seen its share price jump nearly 16% after a US activist shareholder upped the pressure on the Canadian retailer to sell, spin-off or redevelop parts of its real estate portfolio in a bid to stem deepening losses.

Latest blogs

Digital pieces of the fashion supply chain take shape 12 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.


Latest supply chain leaders? 5 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex, and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.

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