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Why Victoria's Secret is ditching swim for gym

Victoria's Secret is preparing to take its fitness performance to the next level after deciding to ditch beachwear and focus on sportswear i...

Brexit and the apparel industry – what lies ahead?

The apparel industry must accept Brexit is going to happen – and start planning now in order to try to minimise the damage, writes Mike Flan...

Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

Britain’s vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel i...

How apparel retailers should react to Brexit

The UK yesterday (23 June) voted in favour of ‘Brexit,’ a decision that means the country will leave the European Union (EU) – well, soon. M...

Latest Interviews

How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness 1 Dec 2015

Wang Fangqing

While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism. 

Latest News

HanesBrands completes EUR200m Champion Europe deal 1 Jul 16

Beth Wright

Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has completed its EUR200m (US$223m) acquisition of Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

UK fashion market sees first decline in six years 1 Jul 16

Leonie Barrie

The British fashion market has declined for the first time in six years, according to a new report, with spending on clothing, footwear and accessories falling by 0.1% year-on-year to June.

Nike names Apple CEO to board as Knight retires 1 Jul 16

Beth Wright

Sporting goods giant Nike has named Apple CEO Tim Cook lead independent director of its board, while simultaneously announcing the company's co-founder, Phil Knight, has retired from his post as chairman under a planned transition that was initiated a year ago.

Top stories this week on just-style... 1 Jul 16

Beth Wright

Brexit has dominated just-style’s coverage over the past week, with stories looking at what lies ahead for the apparel industry, what it might mean for pending EU trade deals, why clothing deflation will come to an end, and how British brands and retailers should start planning now in order to try to minimise the damage - and the role they can play in building a new post-EU market.

Adidas completes step in Mitchell & Ness sale 1 Jul 16

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas has completed the sale of its non-core nostalgia headwear and apparel brand Mitchell & Ness to a newly formed entity primarily owned by Juggernaut Capital Partners.

Global news roundup 1 Jul 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

Latest blogs

Weak merchandise margins blamed on sourcing woes 20 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

A lack of speed in the apparel supply chain is being blamed for weaker merchandise margins, with significant structural changes needed to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model.

All change in Ralph Lauren's supply chain 13 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed last week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise. The luxury retailer is also set to close more than 50 stores and slash its workforce by around 8%.

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