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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

Old Navy is set to become a standalone company while the Gap, Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix and Hill City labels will operate as Gap IncGap & Old Navy outline strategies ahead of spin-off 13 September 2019

Old Navy will almost double its store count across North America as part of plans to reach US$10bn in annual sales following its split from Gap Inc next year – with its supply chain key to driving margin expansion and more frequent purchases.

Top stories this week on just-style... 13 September 2019

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Urban Outfitters is shifting sourcing to other countries to mitigate the impact of US tariffs on imports from China, the news that President Trump has agreed to delay a planned tariff increase by two weeks, and new research suggesting all supply chains linked to China are at risk of having an association with forced labour.

Second-quarter revenue fell to CAD1.85bn from CAD1.86bn in the prior-year periodHudson's Bay widens Q2 net loss amid sales slump 13 September 2019

Hudson's Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes says the Canadian retail group is "still in the early stages of what HBC can become" after reporting weak sales and a drop in gross margins during the second quarter.

Weartek picks PLM to optimise workflow 13 September 2019

Performance workwear specialist Weartek has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help to streamline its workflows.

New Pantone API for colour library software integration 13 September 2019

Pantone has introduced a new application programming interface (API) to easily and quickly integrate its colour libraries into third-party fashion software. 

The study included reviews of publicly available information on the sustainability performance of the 43 signatories of the UN's Fashion Industry Charter for Climate ActionSome of the challenges in reaching fashion's climate goals 12 September 2019

While leading global fashion players are making progress towards embracing sustainable fashion, a "significant" amount of work still needs to be done to adopt the various measures already in place that can enable the sector to become genuinely sustainable – particularly with regard to climate change.

25% tariffs already imposed on $250bn worth of imports from China had been due to increase to 30% on 1 OctoberTrump delays October tariff hike by two weeks 12 September 2019

The ongoing US tariff saga continues, with the latest move seeing President Donald Trump agree to delay the next tariff increase on US$250bn worth of imports from China by two weeks.

Visitors can view the complete garment-to-garment process, turning old clothes into renewable onesGarment-to-garment recycling line wins innovation award 12 September 2019

The garment-to-garment mini production line developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), which recycles post-consumer garments into clean, wearable clothes, has been recognised in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2019.

Fashion for Good is a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable12 start-ups joining fashion’s innovation revolution 11 September 2019

Innovations in garment fitting, recycling, intelligent machinery, and a virtual garment marketplace are among the solutions from the 12 new innovators joining the latest Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme.

Core Q1 revenue slipped 14% to GBP258.3m, from GBP300.6m a year earlierNew Look narrows Q1 loss but sales slide 11 September 2019

New Look remains confident in its turnaround strategy after the UK fashion retailer narrowed its loss in the first quarter, despite sales continuing to fall. 

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