All articles by Fi Forrest

Fi Forrest

Senior writer at GMS, GlobalData. Previously feature writer at Just Style. TABBIE Honourable Mention winner. BA (Open) in English | BSc (Hons) in Geosciences. Also a graphic designer with certificates in Digital Marketing and Social Media. Lives by the beach.

Speed to market and sustainability: The rise of nearshoring in Central America 

As Hansae signs a flurry of deals in the region to boost manufacturing and improve sourcing, this trend in the fashion world isn’t showing any signs of slowing.

Marketing pain management: targeting for success 

Part of a series on leading marketing pain points.
Marketing has seen some epic misfires in the last decade. What could possibly go wrong?

Timeline – Sri Lanka’s economic crisis and the apparel sector

As Sri Lanka battles its worst economic crisis for 70 years, Just Style looks at how it has impacted the country’s apparel sector so far.

Bluesign to give snapshot of environmental impact

Bluesign Technologies says its new tiered service packages enable brands to actively monitor and manage their supply chain, providing a snapshot of their impact.

Hela Apparel “first” to extend PACE programme to Egypt

Hela Apparel Holdings claims to have become the first apparel manufacturer to implement Gap Inc’s globally-recognised employee empowerment initiative PACE in Egypt, with support from PVH Corp.

Lululemon eyes international expansion with Spain launch

Canadian athletic apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica has revealed plans to enter Spain as part of its ‘Power of Three ×2’ growth plan.

Coats Group acquires footwear materials specialist Texon for US$237m

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats Group has acquired Texon, a developer of structural component materials for footwear, in what it calls a complementary addition to its existing business.

Cybersecurity: How to keep apparel PLM solutions safe

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions can lead to significant savings for apparel manufacturers but how can cloud-based systems be kept safe?

Quiz swings to FY profit on renewed demand for occasionwear

Fashion brand Quiz moved to a profit for the year ended 31 March as revenue surged 97% on the prior year as Covid social restrictions eased, leading to increased demand for its trademark occasionwear.

Organic Cotton Accelerator focuses on supply chain transparency

The Organic Cotton Accelerator’s annual report shows organic cotton production continues to grow and is heading towards “transparent, responsible and resilient” supply chains.