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10 ways to Brexit-proof your supply chain 14 Sep 2018

Brexit is looming. While the final arrangements between the UK and EU are yet to be hashed out, the UK Fashion & Textile Association says there are steps the industry can take now to prepare and minimise the impact on supply chains. Have a look at this top 10 checklist to see how ready your firm is for Brexit.

John Lewis phenomenal H1 profit drop - What the analysts say  13 Sep 2018

Newly re-branded John Lewis & Partners this morning (13 September) announced a near 99% drop in group earnings for the first half of the year on the back of costs related to new shop openings and higher IT costs, as it continues to shape itself for future growth. Despite the glum result, analysts have rejected the claim the result spells the end of brick-and-mortar retailers. Instead, the majority argue John Lewis has a real opportunity to create a streamlined multi-channel offering to cater to the way today's consumer now shops. Physical stores, they argue, are still an essential part of the comprehensive retail offering and complement other means of shopping.

How to build a balanced apparel sourcing strategy 10 Sep 2018

A balanced scorecard approach is key to helping supply chain managers make the best decisions around where in the world their garments are made, based on at least 10 factors ranging from cost to speed to market. Here, industry consultant Malcolm Newbery offers advice on how to achieve a balanced sourcing strategy.

Jeans sales rally amid competitive athleisure landscape 31 Aug 2018

Despite the impact of the athleisure trend on sales of jeans, latest figures show the category has continued to post absolute value growth as manufacturers continue to innovate and adapt to evolving consumer needs. Lorna Hennelly, beauty and fashion analyst and Marguerite LeRolland, beauty and fashion consultant at market research provider Euromonitor International look at how the sector is shaping up.

Successful price negotiation in global apparel sourcing 16 Aug 2018

Price negotiation is a critical, and often stressful, aspect of apparel sourcing – but it is also integral to the health of any brand's bottom line, so getting it right is crucial. Here industry consultant Malcolm Newbery offers some key tips in negotiation tactics.

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Next ups FY outlook on summer sales boost 25 Sep 2018

Shares in Next Plc soared this morning (25 September) as the apparel retailer upped its full-year pre-tax profit guidance by GBP10m (US$13.1m) on the back of a better than expected first-half.

Fashion SVP launches major new knitwear initiative 25 Sep 2018

London-based apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP is to undergo a major expansion, led by the launch of a dedicated knitwear focus.

Three House of Fraser stores set to close as talks fail - reports 24 Sep 2018

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley is to close three House of Fraser department stores after discussions with landlords regarding rent allegedly failed.

Fashion sustainability docuseries to debut at UN 24 Sep 2018

A documentary series that aligns with the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Agenda and focuses on the reverse journey of sustainable garments is to be shown for the first time at the UN to an audience of global members of state and fashion industry leaders.

New Farfetch shareholder PETA urges it to end fur sales 24 Sep 2018

PETA US has become one of Fafetch's first shareholders after the marketplace for luxury brands was listed on the New York Stock Exchange last week, in a move that will allow the animal rights organisation to attend the company's annual meetings and officially urge it to end the sale of fur garments on its website. PETA urges Farfetch to end fur sales

Moss Bros warns on FY, books H1 loss 21 Sep 2018

Shares in Moss Bros tumbled by more than 13% this morning (21 September) as the menswear retailer reported a loss for the first half and warned its full-year operating profit is expected to come in "materially lower" than current expectations.

Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Sep 2018

Top stories on just-style this week include President Trump' decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation Douwe Jan Joustra shares his vision for circular fashion with just-style, and Gap launches a high-performance men's apparel brand that features fabrics made with renewable and recycled fibres.

Circular Design Guide challenges traditional methods 20 Sep 2018

An online thinking guide for the circular economy, developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has introduced four new learning modules addressing safe and circular design methods.

French Connection optimistic despite widening H1 loss 20 Sep 2018

French Connection Group CEO Stephen Marks says the company remains on target to return to profitability this year despite a drop in revenue and a widening of its statutory loss in the first six months.

Amazon launches first athleisure private brand 19 Sep 2018

E-commerce giant Amazon continues its assault on the fashion industry, having launched its first athleisure private brand called Aurique.

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Why a balanced scorecard drives the best decisions 20 Sep 2018

Among the highlights on just-style last week, we offer advice on how to achieve a balanced scorecard to help supply chain managers make the best decisions around where in the world their garments are made, based on at least 10 factors ranging from cost to speed to market.

TAL refocuses and rebalances before growth 28 Aug 2018

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth. Read this exclusive interview on just-style.

VF Corp splitting into two companies 20 Aug 2018

Last week started with news that US apparel giant VF Corp is to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses into an independent, publicly traded company – in a move that will enable it to focus on more profitable brands such as The North Face, Timberland and Vans.