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Fusing ethics and finance to boost the bottom line

Ethical performance and supply chain finance are an unlikely partnership – but fusing the two can be a winning combination for the fashion a...

Tips for developing the right sourcing strategy

When it comes to developing or adapting an apparel brand or retailer's production strategy, there are six key factors to consider, according...


Richard Woodard | 12 May 2015

Tougher and more regular supplier audits and the phasing out of hazardous chemicals form part of Puma’s new sustainability strategy – but the company admits it still has to work to do on the use of recycled materials.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2014

As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports, US apparel imports continued to grow in October. Three of the top-ten supplier countries - Vietnam, Honduras and India - saw strong double-digit growth, but Bangladesh tumbled for the eighth month in a row.


Katie Smith | 10 Nov 2014

US apparel imports surged in September as retailers continued to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption to shipments due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports. Four of the top-ten supplier countries - China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India - saw strong double-digit gains, but Bangladesh sank for the seventh month in a row.


Jens Kastner | 16 Oct 2014

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.

Latest Interviews

Joe Ayling | 1 Jul 2010

Adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer is confident that major investments in the World Cup this summer are paying off. In an interview with just-style news editor Joe Ayling, he also discusses sourcing, currencies and his vision for the Reebok brand.


just-style.com | 12 Jun 2009

Core values have served Japan's Asics Corporation well down the years, and are continuing to do so at a time when the world is trying to come to grips with the worst global economic crisis in living memory, as company president Motoi Oyama tells just-style.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 2017

French luxury goods group Kering posted record earnings and operating margins in its first-half powered by its flagship brand Gucci and thanks to growth across the board and successful execution of its strategy.


Beth Wright | 27 Jul 2017

German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full year guidance on the back of double-digit growth across all regions in its second-quarter, driven by footwear as the main growth driver.


Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jul 2017

Puma has teamed up with a string of technology and logistics partners to test what it claims is the "first intelligent and decision-making warehouse in the world."


Beth Wright | 18 Jul 2017

German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full-year guidance as it revealed higher sales and earnings in its second-quarter.


Beth Wright | 29 Jun 2017

Publicly available information reveals very little on how - apart from auditing suppliers – brands and retailers address forced labour risks in countries where they produce hides, process leather, and manufacture leather goods. However, German sportswear giant Adidas marks the exception, new research shows.


Michelle Russell | 4 May 2017

German sportswear brand Puma has developed a new generation of its evoPOWER football boot that it says offers more comfort and precision when kicking, and improved sustainability.


Beth Wright | 26 Apr 2017

French luxury goods group Kering has booked what it calls "outstanding" revenue growth in the first quarter of 2017, thanks to record sales at its Gucci label.


Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 2017

German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full-year guidance as it revealed higher sales and earnings in its first-quarter.


Beth Wright | 20 Feb 2017

German sportswear brand Puma has promoted Bob Philion to president of Puma North America, following the retirement of Jay Piccola.


Beth Wright | 10 Feb 2017

French luxury goods group Kering has booked an "excellent" performance in 2016, thanks to a sharp acceleration in growth in the second half, particularly from the firm's Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci  labels.


Michelle Russell | 9 Feb 2017

Price adjustments, sourcing improvements and growth in all regions resulted in higher full-year sales and earnings for German sportswear brand Puma. 


Michelle Russell | 10 Nov 2016

Strong cost discipline, sourcing improvements and growth in all regions resulted in higher third-quarter sales and earnings for German sportswear brand Puma.


Michelle Russell | 8 Sep 2016

German sportswear brand Puma has launched a supply chain programme that offers financial incentives to help its suppliers improve environmental, health and safety and social standards.


Michelle Russell | 27 Jul 2016

German sportswear brand Puma has moved to a profit in its second-quarter on the back of double-digit sales growth driven by strong apparel revenues. 


Beth Wright | 18 Jul 2016

German sportswear brand Puma has set new sustainability targets for the next five-years, shifting its focus deeper into the supply chain.


Leonie Barrie | 7 Jul 2016

As the UEFA European championship 2016 nears its climax in Paris at the weekend, the three main sportswear sponsors have been criticised for shifting their supply chains around countries in Asia where workers who make their shirts earn less than the living wage.


Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2016

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2016

German sportswear brand Puma is maintaining its guidance for the full year, despite the negative impact of currencies on its first-quarter margins.


Michelle Russell | 22 Apr 2016

French luxury goods group Kering said it had a "solid" first-quarter thanks to its focus on driving organic growth and higher sales in both its luxury and sports categories. 


Leonie Barrie | 15 Apr 2016

Global sports brand Puma has launched a new programme to provide low cost loans to help its overseas suppliers in emerging markets improve their environmental performance.


Katie Smith | 7 Apr 2016

German sportswear brand Puma has appointed Matthias Mecking as general manager of its Teamsport business, responsible for managing and marketing the brand's range of Teamsport products in footwear, apparel and accessories.


Katie Smith | 19 Feb 2016

French luxury goods group Kering remains confident in its outlook, after posting a double-digit hike in annual net profit, helped by revenue growth in both its luxury and sport and lifestyle divisions. 

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 2014

US firms including apparel retailers and importers are urging the government to intervene in the ongoing dispute at US west coast ports, amid worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise and fears a total shutdown may be imminent.


Leonie Barrie | 2 Jun 2014

Major global brands and retailers that source clothing from Cambodia issued a stark warning last week that ongoing political instability, and alleged human rights violations could hurt future growth, and put the country's status as a strategic sourcing market at risk.

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