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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. 

Columns by Leonie Barrie


just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.

Articles by Leonie Barrie

American Eagle Outfitters expands to India 22 September 2017

Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc is to enter India – the world’s largest youth market – through licensed stores.

China’s Best bets on agile logistics with $450m US listing 22 September 2017

Alibaba-backed Chinese logistics and supply chain technology firm Best Inc has raised $450m in its US initial public offering, making this the largest US IPO of a Chinese company this year.

TAL Apparel speeds up migration to cloud ERP 22 September 2017

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant TAL Apparel Limited has finished the first phase of migrating its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to a cloud-based alternative in a bid to achieve significant cost reductions and operational efficiencies.

New facility opens for digital textile printing technology 22 September 2017

A new demonstration and training facility for digital textile printing technology has been opened in the Netherlands.

Honduras wants to become a major player in the booming activewear marketHonduras sets sights on hike in activewear exports 21 September 2017

Honduras is making an aggressive push to attract new textile and apparel industry investment – with the goal of becoming the Americas’ leading exporter of synthetic yarns and activewear.

International Denim Days festival heads to New York City 21 September 2017

The first-ever New York Denim Days festival is shaping up next week to connect denim insiders, designers, brands, buyers and consumers – with a range of events putting a spotlight on the global denim scene from a completely New York perspective.

A new campaign wants retailers and brands to set emission reduction goals across the whole supply chainBrands urged to set climate targets across supply chain 20 September 2017

Top denim brands have come under fire from consumer and environmental groups for dragging their feet on committing to climate goals across their entire supply chains.

The Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBPTA) is due to expire in 2020CBPTA expiry raises concerns for Haiti apparel sourcing 20 September 2017

The expiry of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBPTA) in three years’ time is causing concern for US apparel and footwear retailers and importers, especially those who source from Haiti.

Bangladesh, Vietnam and India together accounted for just 71% of China’s apparel export value in 2016Still no apparel sourcing alternatives to China 19 September 2017

While China might have passed its zenith as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, the country's indispensable role is expected to remain for some time to come, according to a new survey of supply chain executives.

US lifts limits on apparel imports under AGOA 19 September 2017

The US has set new annual limits on duty and quota-free imports of apparel articles assembled from regional and third-country fabric under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in the upcoming fiscal year.

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