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Beth Wright

Beth WrightBiography

In her role as news editor at just-style, Beth Wright oversees the site's daily news feed, researching and writing news and analyses, tracking down exclusive stories, and interviewing industry executives for their insight into the key stories. 

With an English degree from the University of Leeds and NCTJ Diploma, Beth honed her journalism skills at a local newspaper.

Articles by Beth Wright

just-style's round-up of Q2 apparel and footwear industry resultsUS Q2 in brief – Skechers, Levi Strauss & Co 24 July 2017

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, global denim giant Levi Strauss & Co saw sales rise but net income slump as it works to refinance its debt, while Skechers booked a mixed quarter revealing falling earnings but record sales. 

Target has set its sights on becoming the ultimate destination for moms-to-beTarget launches latest apparel brand under new model 20 July 2017

US department store retailer Target Corp has set its sights on becoming the ultimate destination for moms-to-be, revealing an exclusive line of affordable maternity fashion as the latest offering under its new finance model which aims to introduce more than a dozen new brands.

Solid, sustainable growth "key" to Inditex future 19 July 2017

Inditex has hailed the strengthening of the group's commitment to sustainability along the value chain in 2016, with chairman and CEO Pablo Isla highlighting "solid, sustainable, and integrated growth" as key to the future of Inditex.

Puma says net earnings will improve “significantly” in 2017Puma raises FY guidance amid Q2 sales and profit increase 18 July 2017

German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full-year guidance as it revealed higher sales and earnings in its second-quarter.

As part of The Sustainability Consortium, Fruit of the Loom will have access to one of the world’s largest research databases, which translates sustainability science and data into business tools that can be used throughout a product’s supply chain and lifecycleFruit of the Loom joins The Sustainability Consortium 18 July 2017

Athletic apparel and intimates manufacturer Fruit of the Loom has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) as part of its commitment to help improve the environmental, social and economic performance of the textile value chain.

Vince turns to stablemate Rebecca Taylor for finance support 18 July 2017

Vince, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Vince Holding Corp, has turned to fellow Sun Capital stablemate Rebecca Taylor for financial help.

Bangladesh looking to build capability beyond CMT 18 July 2017

Bangladesh is to host a workshop later this month on how to develop an apparel brand as the country’s garment industry looks to build its capability beyond cut, make and trim, to increase profit margins.

H&M says a month is far too short a period over which to assess how sales are developingH&M to end monthly sales updates amid June growth 17 July 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in June but revealed it will stop publishing monthly sales figures in favour of quarterly capital market days where it will provide more "in-depth" information about the business.

Consumers plan to spend more across all categories, with shoes and school supplies seeing the highest expected increaseUS back-to-school spend seen soaring to $83.6bn 17 July 2017

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, US families are set to spend more freely on school and college supplies this year – potentially lifting back-to-school spending to its second-highest level on record.

Spider silk is one of nature’s strongest materials, and scientists have been attempting to mimic its properties for a range of applications, with varying degrees of successNew sustainable material mimics qualities of spider silk 17 July 2017

UK researchers have designed a durable and sustainable fibre that mimics the qualities of spider silk, is ‘spun’ from a material that is 98% water and could be developed to make textiles.

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