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Sustainable fibres, finishes and processes at ITMA

Some of the most exciting developments on show at this month's ITMA international textile and garment machinery exhibition had a sustainabil...

Five ways to tackle market and demand volatility

Volatility and complexity are endemic in today's business environments, which makes planning extremely difficult. Along with streamlining pr...

Myanmar elections spark optimism and concern

Apparel and footwear makers in Myanmar believe the country's anticipated transfer of power to the opposition next March should attract more...

Will the TPP pass into law?

The Flanarant - Will the TPP pass into law? Last week, on 5 November, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) published the detailed text of...

Latest Interviews

The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.

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

Campaign kicks off urging shoe worker legislation 1 Dec 15

Michelle Russell

Labour rights campaign group Labour behind the Label is calling for EU regulations that promote, protect and respect workers rights throughout the footwear supply chain. 

US Q3 in brief: Shoe Carnival, Caleres 1 Dec 15

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker and Shoe Carnival revealed mixed quarters, and Caleres saw its profit rise. Also, Citi Trends returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. Guess revealed declining earnings as a result of the stronger US dollar, while Dollar Tree's earnings fell on acquisition costs, and DSW recorded "disappointing" figures.

Slower UK clothing sales growth as footwear jumps 30 Nov 15

Katie Smith

Sales growth at UK clothing retailers continued to rise in the year to November, but at a slower pace than the prior month, while footwear and leather chains saw volumes accelerate even further.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill to open 100 more stores 30 Nov 15

Katie Smith

Continuing its expansion, UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has revealed plans to open a further 100 stores after booking a double-digit increase in annual profit. 

MEPs reject plan to recycle toxic DHEP into shoes 27 Nov 15

Leonie Barrie

Proposals to allow the recycling of plastics that contain the banned softener diethylhexyl phthalate (DHEP) into soft PVC items such as footwear, have been rejected by the European Parliament.

Mammut enhances product development and planning 27 Nov 15

Leonie Barrie

International outdoor apparel and equipment manufacturer Mammut Sports Group is deploying a digital solution to streamline collection planning and control brand identity.

Latest blogs

China promotes its 13th Five-Year Plan 30 Nov 15

Michelle Russell

China is using a catchy English-language TV ad to promote its 13th Five-Year Plan for the five years to 2020. But Mike Flanagan questions whether the Plan really tells us how garment-making in China will be affected.

Take part in just-style's ‘State of Sourcing’ survey 3 Nov 15

Leonie Barrie

How do you feel about the big issues facing you, your company and apparel sourcing in 2016? We're compiling feedback as part of our annual ‘State of Sourcing’ survey – and would love to hear your thoughts on what challenges and opportunities you're expecting in the year ahead.

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