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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

Suppliers appear to be more committed to measuring and improving their sustainability Suppliers ever more likely to measure transparency 13 August 2018

Suppliers appear to be more committed to measuring and improving their sustainability and building transparency into their business models – with most companies able to make a difference in just a couple of years.

Easier access to textile dyes and chemicals in Pakistan 13 August 2018

Huntsman Textile Effects and ICI Pakistan are joining forces in a strategic collaboration to distribute Huntsman textile dyes, chemicals, digital inks and services in Pakistan.

Tom Tailor continues to make progress in Q2 13 August 2018

German fashion company Tom Tailor Group has seen its performance improve considerably in the second quarter, helping the business to a "quite satisfactory" first half.

Stahl EVO and HP Latex Inks are collaborating to enable fully water-based and environmentally conscious print productionStahl teams up on new synthetic printing solutions 13 August 2018

Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl is working with HP Latex Inks to increase the durability and sustainability of printed synthetics used in products such as shoes and apparel.

Kenya accounts for just 0.4% of the US$80.3bn American apparel import marketKenya export drive eyes surge in US garment shipments 10 August 2018

Kenya’s government has unveiled a raft of export development and promotion initiatives that it hopes will almost double the country’s apparel shipments to the United States over the next five years.

21% of annual apparel sales came from website purchases in 2017Channel shifts driving US apparel dollars online 10 August 2018

US online sales are projected to grow across apparel, with online-only retailers taking share from other channels through 2019, according a new report.

In 2015, the 16 RCEP members exported US$405bn worth of textiles and apparel – 54% of the world totalRCEP mega free trade deal edges closer to agreement 10 August 2018

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a so-called mega free trade deal, is edging closer to a year-end agreement.

Apparel Impact Institute taps C2C's Perkins as president 10 August 2018

The Apparel Impact Institute (AII), an environmental accelerator for the apparel and footwear industries, has named Lewis Perkins, the former leader of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, as its new president.

On sprints forward with new PLM implementation 10 August 2018

Swiss running shoe company On, known for its innovative CloudTec shoe technology, has selected a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help support its expansion and streamline operations.

US discounter National Stores files for bankruptcy 9 August 2018

US discount retailer National Stores Inc, which sells apparel and housewares under banners including Fallas and Factory 2-U, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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