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US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order b...

Under Armour growth hits a bump in the road

Shares in Under Armour slumped 26% yesterday (31 January) as the athletic apparel and footwear maker posted a slowdown in fourth quarter rev...

Outlook 2017 – Ten apparel supply chain takeaways

Several recurring themes cropped up in just-style’s roundup of sourcing and supply chain issues likely to impact apparel and footwear firms...

Top 20 analysis stories on just-style in 2016...

Instead of the regular roundup of the most-read news pieces on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


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.

Latest News

Demand in all regions drives Nike Q3 earnings 22 Mar 17

Beth Wright

US sporting giant Nike booked what it called a "solid" third-quarter after delivering a double-digit profit hike and witnessing demand for its namesake brand across all geographies.


PBF drops Trump as Mexico footwear firms fret 20 Mar 17

Ivan Castano Freeman

Premium Brands Footwear (PBF), a Mexican firm that partnered with The Trump Organization in 2014 to make men's shoes, has severed ties with the US President following rising anti-Trump sentiment in the country, a company source told just-style.


Adidas by Stella McCartney reveals new Parley shoe 17 Mar 17

Beth Wright

Adidas by Stella McCartney has unveiled the German sportswear giant's latest offering from its collaboration with sustainability group Parley for the Oceans, which sees marine plastic waste transformed into performance yarn.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Mar 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include Marks & Spencer topping a new human rights benchmark listing, Nike retaining its position as the world's most valuable apparel brand, concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry, and Lindex launches a new collection of upcycled products.


Global news roundup 17 Mar 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

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


US retail sales book six month low in February 16 Mar 17

Beth Wright

The US economy saw its strong start to the year fade in February, with the country's retail sales posting the smallest gain in six months, according to the latest government figures.

Latest blogs

Trump and Brexit generate more confusion 20 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update.


Bangladesh works to resolve labour activist issues 2 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced plans to pull out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit, held at the weekend, in protest.

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