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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

Myanmar is one of the fastest-growing garment, footwear, and travel goods suppliers in the worldApparel groups concerned at Myanmar labour law reforms 17 June 2019

Business groups representing international garment, footwear, and travel goods buyers have written to the government of Myanmar to express their increasing concern over several worker rights issues in the country.

Grants could cover innovations like machinery for recycling textiles, and technology for disassembling or sorting textilesNew GBP4.7m fund to boost UK textile recycling 13 June 2019

The UK government has unveiled a GBP4.7m (US$5.95m) fund to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles – and is seeking innovative ideas to back.

Gerber Technology's AccuMark 12.1 release helps
strengthen end-to-end data integrationGerber Technology adds 3D simulation for pattern designers 13 June 2019

The latest release of Gerber Technology’s AccuMark 3D pattern design platform leverages simulation technology to ensure the 3D model seen on screen is production ready – helping to speed the flow of data from design to manufacturing.

Datacolor and Adobe help streamline print design process 12 June 2019

Colour management technology specialist Datacolor has teamed up with Adobe to launch a set of tools to help simplify and streamline the process of digitally designing prints for fabrics.

The newly renovated Tian Yuan Garments facility in Little Rock has been visited by officials including Governor Asa HutchinsonTian Yuan Garments invests another $10m in US facility 11 June 2019

Chinese manufacturing giant Tian Yuan Garments – the largest producer of sportswear for Adidas worldwide – plans to invest another $10m to expand its new production plant in the United States.

Pantone swatch book for polyester colour creation 6 June 2019

Pantone has released a new polyester swatch book featuring vibrant and versatile colour options that can be quickly and accurately reproduced for synthetic fibres.

The new Wrangler Icons Collection featuring Indigood is the most sustainable line of denim products in the brand’s historyWrangler eliminates water with new foam-dyed denim collection 5 June 2019

US jeans giant Wrangler has launched the first-ever collection produced using Indigood foam-dye technology, which virtually eliminates the amount of water used in the conventional denim dyeing process and instead transfers dye onto yarn using foam.

Kingpins' Most Sustainable Products' initiative will objectively vet and identify the products on show10 most sustainable products on show at Kingpins 5 June 2019

The Kingpins denim trade show is responding to requests from buyers and brands by listing the top sustainable offerings at its events.

Arcadia agrees new £25m deal with pensions watchdog 5 June 2019

Arcadia Group has agreed terms of a GBP25m (US$31.8m) pension scheme with its trustees and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in a move that lessens the likelihood of the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins chains collapsing into administration.

HeiQ expands global reach into China and Taiwan 5 June 2019

Swiss specialty textile chemistry company HeiQ is expanding its global footprint with new subsidiaries in China and Taiwan.

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