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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

Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at what's at stake with Trump's promises to tear up US trade agreements – thanks to a special infographic powered by re:source from just-style – the risks Brexit pose to Cambodia's textile and apparel export sector, and how Trump's potential revamp of the US tax system threatens US apparel importers and their suppliers.


Sportswear buoys global apparel and footwear sales 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

Sportswear held up global apparel and footwear industry sales in 2016, figures show, with the industry recording its weakest growth since the 2008 recession.


LL Bean to boost duck boot production to 750,000 19 Jan 17

Beth Wright

US retailer LL Bean has revealed plans to boost production of its bean boots, also known as duck boots, to 750,000 pairs in 2017 including a broader assortment, with added styles and colours.


Global news roundup 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

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


New project to digitalise European fashion chains 18 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

A new initiative has been launched to digitalise the fashion supply chains of at least 100 European companies to improve product traceability, time to market, warehouse management and data exchange.


Reebok and Warson reveal lightest tactical boot 18 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Sporting giant Reebok has launched its lightest series of tactical footwear through licensee and military footwear manufacturer Warson Brands.

Latest blogs

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017 16 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing landscape.


Trump trade policies and China tensions top concerns 11 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

This week our focus turns to first thoughts from a panel of industry experts consulted by just-style on the challenges and opportunities likely to face the apparel supply chain in 2017, with prospects for volatile and uneven growth, Trump’s trade policies, and tensions between the US and China among the issues highlighted.

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