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Adidas worker hotline bridges communication gap

Sporting goods giant Adidas is evolving its factory monitoring system away from auditing to track supply chain compliance and is instead wor...

Pou Yuen strike underscores Vietnam challenges

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challeng...

Marks & Spencer Q4 update: What the analysts say

Marks & Spencer this morning (2 April) reported an increase in fourth-quarter clothing sales, its first in almost four years. Analysts prais...

Asos H1 profit drop: What the analysts say

Despite a double-digit decline in profit, weighed down by higher levels of investment, Asos's first-half performance remained in line with e...

Latest Interviews

Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.

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.

Latest News

US apparel firms urge restraint over containers 16 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

US apparel and footwear companies and retailers have joined calls for restraint over potential tariff action to tackle imports of containers from China.

Debenhams H1 profit grows as strategy takes hold 16 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Department store retailer Debenhams has recorded a better-than-expected set of first-half results, after making “good progress” against its strategy to become a leading international, multi-channel brand.

JD Sports books “impressive” FY performance 15 Apr 15

Katie Smith

UK retailer JD Sports has said a double-digit increase in annual profit, driven by an “outstanding performance” in its sports fashion fascias, provides a “robust” platform for further growth.

H&M shares climb on March sales growth 15 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz H&M has seen its shares climb today (14 April) after booking its 24th consecutive month of sales growth.

Ugg president Rishwain steps down 15 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Connie Rishwain, president of Ugg and fashion and lifestyle brands at apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands, has stepped down to pursue other interests.

UK clothing sales growth “subdued” in March 14 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Growth of clothing sales in the UK was "subdued" in March, despite overall sales rising at the highest rate in nearly a year thanks to the earlier timing of Easter.

Latest blogs

Strikes underscore Vietnam challenges 13 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challenges facing one of the industry's main manufacturing hubs. It also exposes a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country that many see as a key sourcing alternative to China.

Apparel firms tap into growing wearable tech market 24 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Smart fabrics and wearable technology go hand in hand. And with strong growth forecast over the coming years, it's no wonder fashion and software companies are developing new products to tap into the market.

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