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Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance. Based...

VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of...

Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?

A prediction this week that internet giant Amazon could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017 is a gross exaggeration, accordin...

What sells when - and how to source ahead

What sells when, and how to source ahead to make the most of it, is one of the biggest challenges facing fashion brands and retailers. But m...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high-end fabrics, and sustainable mills.

Latest News

Geox moves to profit in first-half 4 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Italian apparel and footwear business Geox has moved to a profit in its first-half and offered a positive outlook for the remainder of the year.


Uniqlo owner highlights supplier factory progress 3 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has highlighted the progress it has made with monitoring and improving working conditions at its textile supplier factories following a series of alleged violations earlier this year.


Grafton Fraser to expand Jones New York in Canada 3 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

Canadian men’s wear retailer Grafton Fraser Inc has acquired all 35 Jones New York retail stores across Canada, and says it plans “significant growth” in the near future.


Wearable payments to exceed $500bn by 2020 3 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are set to soar from $3.1bn in 2015 to $501.1bn worldwide by 2020, a new report suggests.


Hermes promises action over animal cruelty claims 31 Jul 15

Stuart Todd

Hermès has pledged to take action against suppliers who do not respect animal welfare regulations after an investigation exposed violations at the French luxury group's tanneries.


Columbia Sportswear lifts outlook despite Q2 loss 31 Jul 15

Katie Smith

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has raised its full-year guidance, despite seeing its second-quarter loss widen.

Latest blogs

just-style’s 5 days of deals 28 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

We’re offering a range of daily deals on just-style research this week, with each day offering an opportunity to purchase two different reports at reduced rates.


Intriguing questions about the impact of Amazon 27 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

A lot was written about Amazon on just-style last week, following a prediction that the internet giant could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017. The retailer also posted a surprise second-quarter profit, giving it a valuation that is higher than Wal-Mart. The figures raise intriguing questions about Amazon’s possible impact on the clothing market.

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