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The advantages and challenges of local sourcing

Delayed shipments, rising labour costs, quality claims and compliance issues are just some of the challenges facing sourcing managers. Add i...

Top tips for choosing and evaluating suppliers

Finding the right supplier and creating a long-term relationship is something everyone in the fashion industry aspires to. It is the formula...

New model for reshoring in the UK garment industry

For reshoring to succeed, factories in countries like the UK must provide customers with something they need but cannot get at any price els...

Trade Tracker – A month’s a long time in politics

What a difference a month makes to trade politics. In his latest roundup, Mike Flanagan notes that events in June suggest the role of the EU...

Latest Interviews

Clarks manufacturing for faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.


How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

Latest News

UK Government in fashion supply chain crackdown 25 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

The UK Government is to crack down on exploitation in the supply chains of large firms, with fashion retail one of the main industries being targeted.


EU men's and women's wear imports climbed in 2016 24 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

The latest European Union (EU) trade trends point to a rise in imports of menswear and womenswear into the EU-28 last year – with China remaining the main supplier of these products.


M&S names Mowat new clothing supply chain director 21 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed a new director to head up its clothing and home supply chain, logistics and planning as part of ongoing plans to recover and grow its non-food divisions.


WFSGI Forum focus on digitalisation and disruption 21 Jul 2017

Leonie Barrie

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is heading to Germany later this year, where its annual World Manufacturers Forum is set to take a look at ‘Moving on to a digital and automated business of the future.’


Shop Direct ditches sale plans 21 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

The owners of online fashion retailer Shop Direct have scrapped plans to sell the business, blaming uncertainty following the recent UK election.


Grupo Cortefiel picks PLM for sourcing visibility 21 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

European fashion retail giant Grupo Cortefiel has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to improve visibility and decision-making in its sourcing process.

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