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H&M sustainability includes water-based PU shoes

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...

Cambodia garment prices fall amid export growth

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...

Wearable Tech Show – Innovations and developments

Executives from the smart textile and embedded sensor sectors gathered in London last month for the third edition of the annual Wearable Tec...

What are the top threats to supply chains in 2016?

Risks ranging from cargo theft to natural disasters and terrorism incidents are among the biggest threats seen to global supply chains in 20...

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

Mexican footwear production to grow by 5% in 2016 29 Apr 16

Ivan Castano Freeman

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.


House votes in favour of Miscellaneous Trade Bill 29 Apr 16

Leonie Barrie

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.


US Q1 in brief: Carter's, Columbia Sportswear, Ske 29 Apr 16

Katie Smith

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.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Apr 16

Michelle Russell

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.


Timberland sets new eco-preferred standards 28 Apr 16

Leonie Barrie

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.


Skechers files patent lawsuit against Eliya 28 Apr 16

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest blogs

Goodbye from your news editor 22 Apr 16

Katie Smith

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.


TPP continues to garner industry attention 19 Apr 16

Leonie Barrie

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.

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