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The traditional business model has been disrupted and brands are having to adapt to surviveA digital-first future requires an agile mindset 21 May 18

Michelle Russell

As the ‘see now, buy now’ culture gathers pace, retailers are feeling the pressure to get products to market faster than ever before. To achieve this means jettisoning traditional sourcing models in favour of more agile methods of production, and embracing new technologies.


just-style editor Leonie Barrie spoke with Alex Thomas, Adi Zukerman, Ajay Badiga and Pivot88 co-founder and CEO Stephane Boivin at this yearWhy digitisation is the smart approach to quality 17 May 18

Leonie Barrie

Digitising the quality process at Helly Hansen and VF Corporation is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


Digital offers the greatest area of opportunity for fashion retailersSix ways retailers can keep up with digital trends 16 May 18

Guest author

Online fashion sales appear to be on an upward trajectory, generating GBP16.2bn (US$22bn) in 2017 and expected to jump 79% by 2022. Here we set out six areas for retailers to focus on over the next year if they want to grow their presence digitally.


The apparel and footwear sector needs more leaders in sustainabilityApparel sector lagging on sustainable engagement 10 May 18

Ben Cooper

A report from Boston-based sustainability non-profit Ceres analysing the performance of US companies on a range of sustainability criteria has found footwear and apparel firms are lagging behind in terms of investor engagement on sustainability, notably with regard to water-related risks.


The online clothing and footwear market is set to rise at a rapid pace over the next few yearsSeven trends changing the face of online retail 9 May 18

Michelle Russell

Online clothing and footwear sales are set to continue to rise at a rapid pace over the next few years – yet constant innovation is key if retailers are to remain relevant in this fast-changing environment. Here are seven key trends set to have a significant impact on the online marketplace in the future.


The new Who has signed the new Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update 9 May 18

Beth Wright

More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement set to come into effect when the current programme expires this month. German sportswear maker Puma, UK supermarket group Sainsbury's and Turkish denim manufacturer Mavi are among the latest to sign, taking the total to 162. Here we list the signatories so far.


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Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: The disruption of digitisation 21 May 2018

Leonie Barrie

There's currently a lot of talk about how the digitisation of key processes along the clothing supply chain can bring benefits ranging from faster decision-making to improved efficiency, transparency and compliance. At Helly Hansen and VF Corporation, digitising the quality process is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


US apparel import roundup US apparel import roundup

Monthly figures from the Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) highlight the rise and fall of global apparel imports into the US.


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Global news roundup Global news roundup

just-style's summary of apparel and footwear news from the world’s local media.


Viewpoint Viewpoint

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


In the money In the money

A regular in-depth analysis prompted by what’s happening in the financial world and how it impacts on the apparel and footwear supply chain from manufacturing to retail.


The Flanarant The Flanarant

A forthright take on the follies the world’s apparel buying community has to deal with, from Mike Flanagan, CEO of Clothesource – and his suggestions for putting them right.


Speaking with style Speaking with style

Exclusive interviews with some of the apparel and footwear industry’s leading movers and shakers. Companies already featured include Marks & Spencer, H&M, Timberland, Adidas, New Look and Li & Fung.


Spotlight on... Spotlight on...

With a focus on individual companies, new or emerging markets, and issues such as product safety – this column takes a behind the scenes look that sheds new light on stories hitting the headlines.


Research updates Research updates

Facts and figures taken from some of the research reports published on just-style. Much of this information is only available in the reports themselves, so these articles provide a valuable snapshot of the latest data and forecasts.


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If you’re short of time or haven’t managed to check in to all our daily newsletters, reading these articles will ensure you’re up-to-date on the top five most-read stories on just-style in any given week.


Retail roundup Retail roundup

A month-by-month overview of US apparel and shoe chains' sales results. Same-store sales figures help gauge how a specific retailer has performed, making this feature invaluable for evaluating your customers or competitors.

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