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Leonie Barrie

Leonie BarrieBiography

Leonie Barrie joined just-style as managing editor 17 years ago, and during that time has been instrumental in steering the site's editorial content and direction. Under her leadership, just-style has raised its profile internationally, and today boasts a team of contributors around the world who provide a unique blend of up-to-the-minute news, research and analysis on the apparel and footwear industry and its supply chain.

An experienced business journalist with a background in fashion and textiles, Leonie has written extensively about global sourcing and production, technology, emerging markets, as well as retail, brand and marketing strategies. She has also interviewed industry leaders across the globe. As managing editor Leonie has travelled around the world to gain first-hand experience of the industry in various countries, and continues to deliver keynote speeches, chair roundtable and panel sessions at conferences, and write about the international apparel industry and the challenges and opportunities it faces. 

Articles by Leonie Barrie

The move should boost investment and create jobs for Jordanians as well as the Syrian refugees the country is hostingEU extends trade scheme for Jordan clothing exports 14 December 2018

The EU and Jordan are to extend and widen the trade scheme that makes it easier for Jordanian companies employing Syrian refugees to export products such as clothing to the EU.

Inditex's Pablo Isla tops list of best-performing CEOs 14 December 2018

Pablo Isla of the Spanish fashion retail giant Inditex has topped an annual global ranking of the 100 best-performing CEOs for the second year in a row.

The Avalution database contains body scans of around 100,000 peopleOnline fit and size project aims to reduce garment returns 13 December 2018

A research project is underway in Germany to develop a software solution to improve size and fit predictions in online shopping – and reduce the amount of clothing that is unnecessarily returned and recycled.

The apparel and footwear sector is increasingly reliant on migrant labourMajor apparel brands still failing to tackle worker exploitation 12 December 2018

Clothing and footwear companies are failing to tackle the exploitation of workers in their supply chains, according to a new benchmark report that measures companies' efforts to address forced labour.

Once in force the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will remove the vast majority of the EUR1bn (US$1.13bn) of duties paid annually by EU companies exporting to JapanEU-Japan trade agreement on track for 2019 start 12 December 2018

The trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Japan is on track to enter into force in February 2019 after being approved by the European Parliament.

Indonesia lifts restrictions on foreign investment in fabric printing 11 December 2018

The Indonesian government is to relax foreign investment restrictions on a number of industry sectors – including fabric printing – in a bid to encourage exports and capital inflows.

The initial target is to reduce their aggregate greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030Global fashion industry unites to tackle climate change 10 December 2018

43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers – including Adidas, Burberry, Gap Inc, H&M Group, Inditex, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co, and PVH Corp – are backing a Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action with an initial goal of reducing aggregate greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.

New blockchain traceability platform for high-end products 10 December 2018

Applied DNA Sciences is teaming up with Everledger to develop and market a combined physical and digital supply chain traceability and certification solution that will initially target leather and luxury goods.

Executives from 125 organisations attended this year's Apparel Summit of the Americas in Honduras250 execs attend Apparel Summit of the Americas 7 December 2018

More than 250 executives from 125 organisations attended this year’s Apparel Summit of the Americas in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, making it the largest event of the year for organiser the Americas Apparel Producers' Network (AAPN).

Raffaele Duby says Decathlon wants to lead the move into environmental labelling...Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 December 2018

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.

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