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2015: Welcome to the new fashion consumer

A new fashion consumer with new values and new connectivity is redefining fashion - and the industry is responding with new business models...

Enthusiasm for tech in outdoor apparel on rise

Innovation in materials and performance in the outdoor apparel and footwear category is on the increase as enthusiasm for technology grows,...

US apparel retailers' December 2014 sales roundup

Deep discounts, lower fuel prices and an improved employment market all helped to drive better-than-expected comparable store sales gains fo...

Nike sees "tremendous energy" in women's apparel

Sporting giant Nike has homed in on the "tremendous energy" in women's apparel and believes there is a significant opportunity for the compa...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.


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.

Latest News

UK clothing sales see strongest rise in two years 29 Jan 15

Katie Smith

UK retail sales remained robust in January, slightly exceeding expectations, with clothing chains booking the strongest rise since February 2013.


Gerry Weber records mixed FY 29 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

German fashion house Gerry Weber International has booked a mixed set of results for its full-year as flat sales failed to meet company expectations, but margins and earnings improved.


Steve Madden buys boot maker Blondo 29 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has purchased boot maker Blondo’s intellectual property assets from Regence Footwear and 3074153 Canada.


Companies continue to call for US trade commitment 28 Jan 15

Richard Woodard

Retail, apparel and footwear companies have welcomed the “continued commitment” of US Trade Representative Mike Froman to driving forward the country’s trade agenda.


Accelerating the uptake of sustainable materials 28 Jan 15

Leonie Barrie

The clothing and footwear industry thrives on new materials and is increasingly committed to reducing its social and environmental impacts - which should be good news for the uptake of innovative new products and processes. But that’s not always the case, as a series of workshops across three continents heard recently.


US industry encouraged by State of the Union 28 Jan 15

Richard Woodard

The apparel and footwear industry of the US has voiced its support for trade pledges made by President Obama in his recent State of the Union Address.

Latest blogs

Myanmar pay talks underway 26 Jan 15

Leonie Barrie

Talks aimed at setting a minimum wage for workers in Burma/Myanmar are now underway, after the original deadline of December was missed following calls for further research.


World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 15

Katie Smith

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'

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