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New supply chain options key amid US port problems

As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn t...

Reacting to change in the sportswear supply chain

Changes taking place in global supply and demand are putting pressure on the apparel industry to rethink its supply chain, according to spea...

US apparel retailers' January 2015 sales roundup

US apparel retailers got off to a good start in January, with the majority posting comparable store sales gains, helped by post holiday clea...

An interactive insight into outdoor consumers

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has launched OIA ConsumerVue, an online and interactive research tool on the OIA website that will pr...

Latest Interviews

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.

Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013... 23 Dec 2013

Katie Smith

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.

Latest News

Currency headwinds batter Adidas Q4 profit 5 Mar 15

Richard Woodard

Sporting goods giant Adidas recorded a much-reduced fourth-quarter net profit, impacted by currency headwinds, a slump in Russia and a weak golf market.

Under Armour moves COO to footwear role 5 Mar 15

Katie Smith

Performance apparel, shoe and accessories brand Under Armour has unveiled a series of changes to its management team, one of which involves moving COO Kip Fulks to president of footwear and innovation.

Wearable tech event to showcase textile apps 5 Mar 15

Katie Smith

Wearable technology pioneers will gather in London next week to launch the next generation of smart textile applications and sports and fitness devices while offering insight into the industry.

Nike appoints Spillane global footwear VP 5 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Sportswear giant Nike has made two management appointments, including VP of global footwear, in a bid to strengthen the company’s global leadership in key business areas.

Xperia launches PLM for apparel and footwear 4 Mar 15

Katie Smith

Xperia Solutions has launched a new product lifecycle management (PLM) software suite aimed at helping apparel and footwear firms speed up the product development cycle, lower costs and improve communication.

Wholesale growth drives Weyco Q4 profit rise 3 Mar 15

Katie Smith

Driven by a jump in wholesale sales, US footwear business Weyco Group booked a double-digit increase in fourth-quarter net profit, and said its brands are well-positioned for future growth.

Latest blogs

US port dipute conclusion nears 23 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

Port disruption could cost $37bn over two years 20 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months.

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