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Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Global footwear to strengthen but hurdles remain

The global footwear industry is expected to grow 4-5% to nearly $200bn next year as a firming global economy fuels consumer demand for leadi...

ANALYSIS: Is Black Friday losing its lustre?

Early holiday promotions, the continued growth of online shopping, and an improving economy appear to be changing the way US consumers appro...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levis 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

Jigsaw hails "strong" full-year performance 17 Dec 14

Katie Smith

UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has hailed what it has described as a "strong set of results" for the full year, booking profit and sales growth in a challenging environment.


Report urges overhaul of Cambodia factory safety 16 Dec 14

Richard Woodard

Safety in Cambodian garment factories needs to be improved through a complete overhaul of building regulations and the inspection regime, says a new report.


Work-related footwear leads US shoe sales 16 Dec 14

Richard Woodard

Sales of US fashion footwear dipped slightly in the first ten months of the year, despite good growth for the work and outdoor segments.


Crocs appoints Spanx exec Ribatt as CEO 16 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs has appointed veteran footwear and apparel industry executive Gregg Ribatt as its chief executive officer.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Dec 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an interview with Seth Ellison, group president for Europe at Levi Strauss, Bangladesh's apparel exports to the US continue to slide in October, and VF Corp issues Bangladesh factory safety funding.


Inditex books "strong" 9-month performance 11 Dec 14

Katie Smith

Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has delivered a "strong" set of third-quarter results, one analyst believes, and reflects the strength of its business model.

Latest blogs

Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality 10 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, textile and garment supply chain, but it still has a rough road ahead. Indeed, Ethiopia's growth as a garment exporter will be slower and more difficult than the government and local textile organisations predict.


Change is afoot in the retail calendar 2 Dec 14

Leonie Barrie

Once a bellwether of US retailers' likely performance over the upcoming holiday, sales during the just-gone Black Friday/Thanksgiving weekend have dropped for the second year in a row.

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