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Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality a...

Next H1: What the analysts say

Against an improving economic backdrop, and its strongest first-half sales increase for many years, Next Plc continues to excel. Although an...

US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store...

ANALYSIS: Back-to-school spending a waiting game

The second biggest shopping season of the year is drawing to a close, but it appears many people have yet to wrap up their back-to-school bu...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Henry Tan, CEO, Luen Thai Holdings 9 May 2012

Leonie Barrie

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.

Latest News

Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Sep 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that clothing and footwear is the item most purchased online by UK consumers, Adidas defending its position despite investor unrest, and the latest progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.


Brown Shoe Co invests in manufacturer Jack Erwin 19 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Footwear business Brown Shoe Company has invested in high-quality men's shoe manufacturer Jack Erwin.


Under Armour "resonating strongly" with consumers 18 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

The latest findings from an ongoing survey into the popularity of US athletic footwear and apparel brands suggest there has been a huge leap for Under Armour among female consumers.


Skechers files patent suit against DB Shoe Co 18 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Footwear business Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against rival DB Shoe Company for selling footwear that it claims infringes on its Go Walk product line.


Clothing and shoes to gain from click & collect 18 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Clothing and footwear is expected to take the lion's share of the significant growth expected in 'click & collect' sales in the UK over the next five years.


Oroton Group in double-digit FY profit growth 18 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Australian apparel, footwear and accessories retailer Oroton Group has booked a double-digit increase in full-year profit, helped by strong revenue growth.

Latest blogs

Cambodia garment industry approaching crossroads 27 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not yet at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show held in Phnom Penh. Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there are challenges ahead, from rising labour costs to increased competition from neighbouring countries.


Apparel industry reacts to Russia tensions 18 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.

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