From a long-list of interviews that took place this year, some of the top industry executives who spoke with Just Style include Epic Group’s strategy and transformation advisor Roger Young; Lever Style’s executive chairman Stanley Szeto and chief operating officer William Tan; International Apparel Federation’s president, Cem Altan; Stylumia’s CEO Ganesh Subramanian; and IDEO Europe’s partner and managing director James Higgs.
There’s a storm brewing within the fashion industry explains Roger Young, the strategy and transformation advisor at sustainable fashion company Epic Group. In an exclusive interview with the company’s management team, Just Style uncovers what’s disrupting the sector right now and the secret to being one step ahead of the curve.
After seven years of operating in Africa as a fashion supplier, Hela Apparel is launching its Interlock Africa initiative which aims to share its supply chain know-how with other manufacturers looking to tap into the region. Sachith Balage – director of sourcing and supply chain for Hela tells Just Style more.
Improving traceability, investing in renewable energy, sourcing more responsibly and focusing on circularity have become key initiatives for US apparel giant VF Corp in its mission to reduce its impact on the planet. Just Style speaks to Jeannie Renne-Malone, vice president of global sustainability at the company.
4A Yarn Dyeing Ltd ticks every box when it comes to being a socially responsible and sustainable fashion supplier. Just Style investigates how managing director Abdullah Hil Rakib has ripped up the traditional garment factory rulebook to create a workplace akin to Google’s HQ with the latest sustainable technology and design.
Lever Style’s executive chairman Stanley Szeto and chief operating officer William Tan reveal their tricks for outperforming the struggling fashion market in 2023 and what we can learn from Shein and Zara’s revolutionary fashion supply chains.
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Pallak Seth, vice chairman at PDS Limited, reveals the immediate challenges facing the fashion sector as high inflation continues to hit brands’ inventory levels with many “discounting at a loss”.
Türkiye clothing makers must push quality and ‘true’ sustainability to compete with Asia says Yesim CEO
Senol Sankaya, CEO of Türkiye clothing manufacturing giant Yesim Group, tells Just Style it is impossible to compete with Asia on price but quality and speed are where Turkey shines.
Eileen Akbaraly, the founder of Madagascar’s sustainable fashion brand Made For A Woman, speaks to Just Style about establishing her brand in 2019 and simultaneously giving women a chance to boost their independence.
In an exclusive interview, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association’s (BGMEA) president Faruque Hassan explains why he wants the Made in Bangladesh brand to represent the country’s strong sustainability credentials and its vision to become a world-class manufacturing hub with the latest innovations and technology.
Fast fashion is going out of fashion, but a complete industry transformation will take time. In an exclusive interview, the International Apparel Federation’s (IAF) president, Cem Altan discusses the need for education, digitalisation, higher quality pieces combined with lower production to reduce waste as well as fairer prices to ensure everyone embarks on the journey together.
ESG is undoubtedly a priority for businesses in the apparel industry, and there is endless talk about issues such as worker safety, wages, and exploitation. Yet one issue firmly under the radar is that of eyesight; a challenge social enterprise VisionSpring and denim giant Levi Strauss are working hard to tackle.
Ted Baker tells Just Style exclusively that it is striving to return to pre-pandemic audit levels and sees transparency as a key solution for advancing ESG in its supply chain.
Moving the needle on climate change, looking after those in its supply chain, and developing innovation in sustainable materials are all key challenges HanesBrands is working to tackle. But, as Chris Fox, chief sustainability officer, explains to Just Style, as a huge apparel player, it also has a responsibility to lead by example.
SPESA’s chairman Ed Gribbin offers his take on US apparel sourcing both today and in the future as well as what to be aware of in terms of sourcing in China, Vietnam, India and Central America in an exclusive interview with Just Style.
In this exclusive interview with the CEO of fashion software company Stylumia, Just Style uncovers whether artificial intelligence (AI) can solve fashion’s overproduction problem and be a key money-making opportunity for both fashion brands and manufacturers.
The Joint Apparel Association Forum Sri Lanka secretary general, Yohan Lawrence, shares with Just Style his perspective on Sri Lanka’s critical need to retain the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) post-December 2023 and the potential consequences if it is revoked.
Two of the panelists from June 2023’s Future Fabric Expo discuss the key themes dominating the fashion retail industry and admit millions of workers rely on the global fashion supply chain for their livelihoods, so the sustainable narrative should be to ‘buy right’ as opposed to not at all.
Senior creative and brand strategist at technology consultancy Reaktor, Matilda Kivelä, sheds light on the metaverse and the digital-only fashion that is changing retail experiences for Gen Z.
As digital and physical realities blur and technology in fashion gains momentum, Stefanos Constantinou, vice president of brand partnerships at fashion media brand Highsnobiety, and Adriana Hoppenbrouwer, co-founder and CMO of digital fashion house The Fabricant, share their vision for an increasingly immersive, inclusive, and sustainable future.
Global design company IDEO Europe’s partner and managing director James Higgs challenges the industry’s traditional culture and urges fashion retailers to shift their mindset from solely the supply chain to encompassing the entire value chain.