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Speed to market key to Adidas 2020 growth plan

Adidas Group has said speed to market will be a key competitive advantage for the German sporting goods giant over the next five years, as i...

SuperGroup to adapt sourcing model for speed

Superdry brand owner SuperGroup has revealed plans to adapt its buying model to source more directly and flexibly, with the aim of improving...

Smart sportswear faces mass production challenges

Athletes are increasingly using clothing embedded with sensors and biometric tools to measure their performance. But while the industry is e...

The Fit Factor: C&A overhauls fit for the future

The past year has seen value retailer C&A confront head-on the challenge of delivering consistent fit across key categories such as lingerie...

Latest Interviews

Alliance making good progress in Bangladesh 18 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.

Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

Latest News

Lululemon Athletica on “strong growth” track 27 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Lululemon Athletica may have put 'pantsgate' behind it, analysts believe, and be back on a strong growth trajectory after revealing increased earnings and sales in its fourth-quarter.

Quicksilver appoints Agnes to CEO role 27 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Surf-led fashion business Quiksilver has made a number of management appointments, including the promotion of president Pierre Agnes to CEO and the appointment of a new CFO.

Finish Line “accelerates” on final lap 27 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

The Finish Line has managed to “accelerate somewhat”, analysts believe, in the final lap of its fiscal year, despite a disappointing year for the US athletic apparel and footwear retailer.

Joe Fresh inks footwear licensing deal with Aldo 27 Mar 15

Katie Smith

Canada’s largest retailer Loblaw Companies has entered into a licensing deal with footwear company Aldo Group for the design, production and distribution of footwear under the Joe Fresh brand.

Oxford Industries to sell Ben Sherman brand 27 Mar 15

Katie Smith

After making “great progress” in 2014, US apparel business Oxford Industries is to pursue the sale of its Ben Sherman brand, saying it's the “right course of action”.

Belk FY mixed but “encouraged” by trends 27 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

US fashion department store retailer Belk has reported its fifth consecutive year of positive comparable store sales but saw earnings decline as a result of strategy expenses.

Latest blogs

Apparel firms taps 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.

Toxic-free fashion leaders 19 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

Esprit and Benetton have been quick off the mark to celebrate their ratings as “Detox leaders” in this year’s “Detox Catwalk” rankings. The online platform is designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain, and has just been published for the second time.

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