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Transparency boosts compliance in Cambodia

Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is helping to improve conditions for workers, a new study has found, despite...

Reshaping apparel and footwear material innovation

Not content with developing a “breakthrough” environmentally-friendly solution for the production of PU coated fabrics, including PU synthet...

Leveraging the business benefits of 3D design

While 3D design and virtual prototyping technology is already well-established in industries like architecture and automotives, the fashion...

Can technology shape a sustainable fashion future?

New technologies ranging from waterless dyeing to 3D printing and supply chain mapping tools have the potential to help fashion and footwear...

Latest Interviews

Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.


Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

Latest News

Clothing a top category for mass personalisation 30 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Mass personalisation is finally becoming a reality, a new survey suggests, with one in three consumers wanting personalised products or services, and clothing one of the top categories for adding a personal touch.


Steve Madden confident despite Q2 profit fall 30 Jul 15

Katie Smith

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has reported a better-than-expected performance in the second quarter, despite posting a 12.5% decline in net profit.


Athletic shoe sales grow ahead of back-to-school 30 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Strong mid-year sales of athletic footwear in the US is an encouraging indicator for the all-important back-to-school season, new research suggests.


Pent-up demand boosts Skechers Q2 profit 30 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Fast-growing footwear business Skechers USA more than doubled its second-quarter profit, helped by pent-up demand for its products in the US and abroad.


Moncler in H1 profit and sales hike 30 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Italian luxury fashion group Moncler has reported an 88% hike in first-quarter net profit, thanks to solid retail sales growth, especially in the Americas and Asia regions.


Myanmar's national trade union centre registered 29 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

In a move that marks another major step in the country’s ongoing reform, the government has officially registered the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM).

Latest blogs

just-style’s 5 days of deals 28 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

We’re offering a range of daily deals on just-style research this week, with each day offering an opportunity to purchase two different reports at reduced rates.


Intriguing questions about the impact of Amazon 27 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

A lot was written about Amazon on just-style last week, following a prediction that the internet giant could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017. The retailer also posted a surprise second-quarter profit, giving it a valuation that is higher than Wal-Mart. The figures raise intriguing questions about Amazon’s possible impact on the clothing market.

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