Footwear: Latest news and analysis articles
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...
Executives from the smart textile and embedded sensor sectors gathered in London last month for the third edition of the annual Wearable Tec...
Risks ranging from cargo theft to natural disasters and terrorism incidents are among the biggest threats seen to global supply chains in 20...
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.
Mexico's footwear industry hopes to grow production by 5% this year, helped by a strong dollar and rising local demand, says Veronica Salazar, general manager of trade footwear show Sapica.
The US House of Representatives yesterday (27 April) voted to approve legislation to reform the process for considering bills that would temporarily reduce or eliminate duties of up to $500,000 on products that are no longer made in the US.
In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Skechers, Carter's and Columbia Sportswear all recorded record sales performances for the quarter, while Under Armour posted another solid quarter of revenue growth. Rocky Brands, meanwhile, swung to a net loss of US$191,450, while Steve Madden said its retail division had a standout quarter as earnings and revenues both grew.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that retailer BHS filed for adminstration, Hanesbrands acquired Australia's leading underwear firm Pacific Brands, a look at the last three years since the Rana Plaza disaster, and an interview with Guido Schlossmann, the CEO at low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide.
Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is to increase the use of eco-preferred materials in virtually every product it makes – across footwear, apparel and accessories – after setting new internal environmental targets for all categories.
Footwear maker Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against Eliya Inc, maker of Bernie Mev footwear, for marketing and distributing footwear that infringes on its Skech-Air line.
Having contributed to just-style for five years, serving as news editor for the last two, it has been a pleasure to observe and report on the global textile and apparel industry.
The US footwear industry has voiced its disappointment that athletic brand New Balance has come out in opposition of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
- Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts
- Why have US FTA imports fallen to a record low?
- First figures show Bangladesh exports climb
- Collaboration key to the future of smart textiles
- Bangladesh still needs reforms to fix factories
- Hanesbrands to buy Pacific Brands for $800m
- Improving traceability a key industry challenge
- Retailer Austin Reed goes into administration
- Inditex renews global trade union agreement
- UK apparel market realising real benefits of RFID