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China & consumer change top of mind for US apparel

Taking the theme ‘Demand and Deliver,’ this year’s annual American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Executive Summit mulled American tr...

How slowing global economic growth affects apparel

Globalisation has given apparel a good ride. But at what cost? asks Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, as he looks at how the i...

China trade – Hoping for a Mar-A-Lago miracle?

While we wait for news of the next trade summit between the United States and China, Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Appa...

China continued to lead US apparel imports in 2018

Despite concerns about sourcing from China amid an intensifying trade war with the US, newly-published figures show China continues to domin...

Latest Interviews

Denim doesn't have to be the bad guy – how Levi Strauss is driving sustainable change 1 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The denim and jeans sector is having to work tirelessly to change perceptions over its sustainability, or lack of it. But change is nigh, promises Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. The company recently expanded its Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) programme to four countries in Asia, which has so far delivered 20% savings in water and energy consumption for six key vendors. Next on the agenda is a new target to reach 40% savings by 2025.

How TexOps is restructuring to hedge Central America 'renaissance' 21 Jan 2019

Ivan Castano Freeman

"The supply chain is getting whipsawed," is how David Ha, owner of Salvadoran sportswear maquila TexOps, describes the state of the current global sourcing market in this exclusive interview with just-style.

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Ascena to sell stake in Maurices chain for $300m 25 Mar 2019

Leonie Barrie

Shares in Ascena Retail Group, owner of the Ann Taylor, Loft and Lane Bryant chains, have jumped more than 12% after the company said it is selling a majority stake in its Maurices women's clothing business for $300m.

US Q4 in brief – G-III Apparel, Guess Inc, J Crew, DSW 25 Mar 2019


In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini, J Crew moved to a loss, and Tilly's finished fiscal 2018 with its strongest single-quarter comp sales result since the third quarter of fiscal 2011.

Digital focus helps drive Nike's Q3 growth 22 Mar 2019

Leonie Barrie

Nike Inc’s focus on driving speed, innovation and digitisation across its business – its so-called Triple Double strategy – has helped the US sporting goods giant to strong growth during the third quarter.

Oritain hire to tackle fraud in fashion supply chains 22 Mar 2019

Leonie Barrie

Product traceability specialist Oritain has appointed a new managing director for North America in a bid to boost its expertise in cotton and agriculture to tackle fraud in global fashion and textile supply chains.

FIT students to develop on-demand apparel brands 22 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City is teaming up with OnPoint Manufacturing (OPM), which specialises in purchase activated on-demand mass customisation of apparel, to develop two branded lines of clothing and accessories.

NCTO elects Glen Raven CEO as 2019 chairman 22 Mar 2019

Leonie Barrie

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has elected Leib Oehmig, CEO of Glen Raven Inc, as its new chairman for 2019.

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