Footwear: Latest news and analysis articles
With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and qu...
Footwear is expected to be one of the clear winners when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, with significant g...
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to place its first volume orders for shoes made with water-based vegan leather this year as part of new sustainabi...
New figures show Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports continued to see strong growth during 2015, albeit it at a slower rate than the yea...
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.
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.
In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Urban Outfitters and American Eagle Outfitters both revealed strong results, while JC Penney narrowed its net losses but booked a drop in sales. Skechers, Carter's and Columbia Sportswear, meanwhile, all recorded record sales performances for the quarter, while Under Armour posted another solid quarter of revenue growth.
Lingering headwinds including unseasonably warm weather have promped Ugg boot owner Deckers Brands to book a softer-than expected full-year and first-quarter outlook – as the apparel and footwear group also announced the retirement of its CEO.
Sporting goods giant Nike has announced a number of general management promotions aimed at driving continued innovation across its global markets.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how M&S plans to revamp its clothing business amid falling sales, criticism of Gap Inc for labour abuses at supplier factories, and a report on how yarn-forward rules of origin may weigh on Vietnam's potential under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
The US government is mulling an investigation into Chinese exports of ammonium sulfate – a key input in the textile and leather sectors – in a move that could lead to a hike in import tariffs on the chemical.
German sportswear giant Adidas is gearing up to begin large-scale footwear production next year at its "industry-changing" Speedfactory facility in Germany – and plans to extend the concept to the US.
…Nike, at least according to Forbes. Its annual ranking of the top 100 most valuable companies is not surprisingly dominated by technology brands – led by Apple in the number one slot. But plenty of clothing brands and retailers also made it onto the list.
Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.
- How M&S plans to revamp its clothing business
- The difference between compliance and safety?
- Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential
- UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth
- Central America must make better use of DR-CAFTA
- Gap accused of rights violations in supply chain
- M&S to see "departure" of sourcing chiefs?
- US Q1 in brief – Guess, Burlington Stores, Sears
- Adidas Speedfactory eyes large-scale production
- H&M, Inditex and Nike rated supply chain leaders