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Portugal footwear makers underpin industry growth

?After a difficult few years brought about by a global economic recession, Portugal’s footwear and clothing industries are growing and under...

Software solutions enhance speed and visibility

Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recen...

Texprocess & Techtextil 2015: Material innovations

A number of new eco-friendly fibre and fabric concepts that only offer more sustainable choices for clothing and footwear were on show at th...

Puma promises tougher supplier audits

Tougher and more regular supplier audits and the phasing out of hazardous chemicals form part of Puma’s new sustainability strategy – but th...

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

China to reduce apparel import taxes 26 May 15

Michelle Russell

China is to reduce import taxes by more than 50% on some consumer goods, including apparel, in a bid to encourage an increase in domestic spending.


Adidas launches ACE15 and X15 soccer boots 26 May 15

Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas has launched two performance football boots, ACE15 and X15, designed to give better ball control and more superior support and fit, respectively.


Warmer weather sends UK clothing sales soaring 22 May 15

Katie Smith

Warmer weather and an early Easter helped to boost demand for clothing in April, with sales at UK retailers soared compared to the prior month.


Soccer apparel and footwear sales up in US 21 May 15

Katie Smith

With athletic apparel and footwear sales on the rise in the US, soccer is outperforming sports including baseball and American football, new research shows.


Senate votes to debate US trade bills 15 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Just days after stalling efforts to debate a number of US trade bills, the Senate has voted overwhelmingly to pass a package that will renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and trade preferences for Haiti.


Geox making “good progress” as Q1 profit rises 15 May 15

Katie Smith

Italian apparel and footwear business Geox has said it is making “good progress” with its three-year business plan, after booking a 25% increase in first-quarter net profit.

Latest blogs

Commodity cost savings hard to pin down 20 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton – but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.


Skechers pushes Adidas off US No.2 spot 19 May 15

Michelle Russell

It seems Adidas has been caught napping after Skechers passed the German sporting giant to take its second place in the sports footwear market in the US.

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