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Financial market 'corrections' – should you worry?

The last 24 hours have seen a wave of sell-offs on global stock markets. Is there cause for concern? Yes, but there is also a need for some...

Retailers should shift focus to experiences

There is no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers meet their custome...

Outlook 2018 – What next for apparel sourcing?

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2018, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? The day...

Outlook 2018 – Industry challenges & opportunities

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its...

Latest Interviews

Omega Compliance committed to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Interview: Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

Latest News

House of Fraser enters into acquisition talks 25 Apr 18

Michelle Russell

House of Fraser has entered into talks with Chinese retail group and owner of Hamleys, C Banner International, over the potential purchase of a 51% stake in the struggling UK department store retailer.

Boohoo in 97% FY sales hike 25 Apr 18

Beth Wright

Shares in Boohoo surged by more than 13% this morning (25 April), as strong revenue growth across all geographies helped the online fashion retailer post a 97% leap in revenue for the full year.

US Q1 in brief – Rocky Brands, Steve Madden, Levi Strauss 25 Apr 18


In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Levi Strauss moved to a loss as it was hit by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act but raised its full-year 2018 revenue guidance, while casual footwear brand Skechers USA achieved a new quarterly sales record.

Gucci drives Kering Q1 with "spectacular" growth 25 Apr 18

Beth Wright

French luxury goods group Kering delivered what it calls remarkable growth in the first three months of 2018, thanks to another standout performance at its Gucci label.

Puma ups guidance as Q1 earnings surge 36% 24 Apr 18

Beth Wright

German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full-year guidance on the back of double-digit growth across all regions and product segments in its first-quarter and strong footwear sales.

Boardriders completes Billabong acquisition 24 Apr 18

Beth Wright

Boardriders Inc, a global action sports and lifestyle company that owns the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, has completed its acquisition of embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong International.

Latest blogs

Bangladesh safety gaps still remain 23 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

As the apparel industry prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building tragedy, a new report estimates it could cost US$1.2bn to complete remediation across Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry.

Concern mounts over Trump's trade policies 16 Apr 18

Michelle Russell

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade policy – much to the concern of US fashion brands and apparel retailers.

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