Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.

  • Changing relationships key to competitive supply chain
    There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the need to develop more strategic relationships between retailers and their suppliers to improve flexibility and add value across the supply chain. But according to Mark Green, executive vice president of the global supply chain at apparel giant PVH, the biggest changes in sourcing are yet to come. 
  • Speaking with style: Joe Dixon, SVP of production, Brooks Brothers
    Many brands build on their heritage to create the meaning and authenticity increasingly craved by consumers. Yet for iconic US retailer Brooks Brothers, the idea of provenance extends globally, with a focus on bringing best-in-class products from around the world to US consumers. As the company expands internationally, Brooks Brothers' SVP of production and technical services, Joe Dixon, spoke about how its strategy is changing. 
  • Speaking with style: Tim Bettley, Morrisons director of clothing
    With the launch of its new Nutmeg line later this month, Morrisons becomes the last of the big four UK supermarket retailers to offer a clothing range. While Morrisons may be starting small, with a focus on children's wear, it is not short on ambition, as Morrisons director of clothing, Tim Bettley, explains.
  • George at Asda remains committed to Bangladesh
    Andrew Moore, chief merchandising officer for general merchandise at the UK-based George at Asda clothing brand, says the company remains committed to sourcing in Bangladesh, even though at least 112 workers were killed in a factory fire last year while illegally subcontracted to produce clothing for parent company Wal-Mart.
  • Interview: Andy Dunkley, CEO, Lee Cooper
    Andy Dunkley, the CEO of Lee Cooper, has set some ambitious targets for the licensed denim brand - including plans to double revenues to US$1bn over the next five years. At the company's recent licensee conference, Dunkley spoke about the Lee Cooper "family" and its future goals.
  • Luxury brands in China focus on quality credentials
    The Chinese economic landscape has lost some of its lustre in recent months, as consumer confidence wanes on worries about household finances, employment and prices. At the same time, the country's luxury consumers are becoming increasingly sophisticated - which means brands such as Gieves & Hawkes are having to justify their prices with a strong story about their provenance. 
  • Interview: John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group
    While many companies may be looking for strategies to exit China as its labour and manufacturing costs rise, that is certainly not the case for Hong Kong-based quality cotton shirt manufacturer Esquel Group. John Cheh, the company's vice chairman and CEO, tells just-style how the group continues to grow, sustain and innovate. 
  • Interview: Shubhankar Ray, global brand director, G-Star RAW
    G-Star RAW is taking a unique approach to sustainability, quietly putting organic and recycled cotton, as well as unusual fibres like nettle, at the heart of its denimwear. Global brand director Shubhankar Ray speaks about how the company is helping to create a legion of unknowing ethical consumers, while maintaining its credibility as an edgy denim brand.