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US footwear trade and sourcing snapshot

The US trade deficit in footwear rose 4% to US$23.8bn last year on the back of a sizeable increase in imports and a marginal drop in exports...

US retailers to face logistics issues into 2015

On top of mounting concerns over the impact of worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise arriving at US west coast ports, analyst...

New Look to continue to build global brand

UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it will continue to focus on its strategy of building a global brand, despite puling out of Russ...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

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... 28 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

The most-read sories on just-style this week include China's clothing apparel sector wanting to create a more sustainable industry, a compenstation agreement for the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire, and a snapshot of the current state of play in US textile, apparel and footwear imports and exports.


Black Friday “here to stay” in UK 27 Nov 14

Richard Woodard

Black Friday shopping is “here to stay” in the UK, with more shoppers than ever planning to take part, according to a new survey.


Industry repeats calls for GSP renewal 27 Nov 14

Richard Woodard

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has joined a raft of organisations and businesses from across the US calling for the urgent renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).


Yue Yuen YTD profit slashed by one-off losses 27 Nov 14

Richard Woodard

Chinese footwear business Yue Yuen recorded a 37% cut in net profit for the first nine months of 2014, thanks to one-off charges of $110.4m.


Brown Shoe ups guidance after Q3 profit rise 26 Nov 14

Katie Smith

Footwear business Brown Shoe has lifted its full-year earnings guidance, after higher sales and margins resulted in a double-digit increase in third-quarter net profit.


DSW raises outlook despite Q3 profit drop 25 Nov 14

Katie Smith

US footwear retailer DSW has lifted its full-year earnings outlook, despite posting a drop in third-quarter profit.

Latest blogs

Revised wage ladder marks step toward living wage 24 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.


New casual shoes put a spring in your step 30 Oct 14

Katie Smith

A suspension system similar to that used in cars has been built into a new casual pocket sprung shoe.

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