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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

C&A Mexico moving towards a digital supply chain 10 April 2018

C&A Mexico, part of the international chain of fashion retail clothing stores, is moving towards a digital supply chain to better address the challenges of a changing retail environment.

Brunet looks to the future with Nouveau Leavers lace 9 April 2018

Lace maker Brunet International has launched a new lace that interprets the richness and beauty of traditional Leavers into a lace that is within the reach of mid-tier brands.

Latest US, China tariff move raises apparel fears again 6 April 2018

The tit-for-tat trade spat between the US and China has ramped up another step after the White House instructed the US Trade Representative to consider an additional $100bn in tariffs against China.

Walmart commits to slash China supply chain emissions 4 April 2018

US retail giant Walmart plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its China supply chain by 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030.

Cotton consumption has increased steadily over the last three seasonsWorld cotton consumption buoyed by synthetic concerns 4 April 2018

A new and generally upbeat forecast suggests cotton consumption is set to continue to rise, helped by strong textile demand in emerging markets, the rising cost of synthetic fibres and concerns over microfibre pollution.

VF Corporation completes Icebreaker acquisition 4 April 2018

Apparel giant VF Corporation has completed its acquisition of New Zealand based natural fibre performance apparel brand Icebreaker.

Global Organic Textile Standard under new management 3 April 2018

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is under new management, with a dual leadership team installed to lead the certification scheme.

The new Sindh Labour Policy 2018, is the first tripartite provincial labour policy in PakistanNew Pakistan labour policy a major step forward 29 March 2018

A new labour policy unveiled in Pakistan’s Sindh Province is not only the first in the country but also sets precedent when it comes to governing industrial relations and social rights.

PSF 2018 – How Li & Fung is ramping up in the race for speed 27 March 2018

Li & Fung group president Marc Compagnon has shed more light on the sourcing giant's progress to reorientate its business model to "significantly change the way we think about things and the way we're going to market with new opportunities."

China’s Urban Revivo reports success with PLM 27 March 2018

Chinese fast fashion retailer Urban Revivo (UR) has gone live with a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to support its product development and merchandising infrastructure.

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