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China factories to pay a lot more in payroll taxes

For years Chinese factories failed to enroll workers onto the country's social insurance scheme. But things could be about to change. From J...

Inventory issues weigh on Gap brand performance

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc is still struggling to get its namesake Gap brand back on track, with inventory issues the latest ch...

What Marks & Spencer's FY means for clothing

Today's (23 May) full-year results from Marks & Spencer have once again emphasised the challenges it faces in reinvigorating its clothing bu...

US apparel imports tumble in March

Apparel imports into the US took a downturn in March, with double digit declines from three of the top ten countries year-on-year. China - t...

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

Weak demand weighs on Sri Lanka July garment exports 23 Oct 18

Hannah Abdulla

Sri Lanka's garment and textile exports fell during July on the back of lower demand from the US and Canada, according to official data from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, but saw growth of nearly 5% year-to-date.


ASBCI handbook explains complex process of garment costing 23 Oct 18

Michelle Russell

The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) has published a technical handbook that seeks to explain the complex process of garment costing.


French Connection in sale talks with four potential buyers 22 Oct 18

Beth Wright

French Connection has announced it is in talks with four interested parties regarding a potential sale of the business.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Oct 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include H&M hitting back at claims it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing", a look at how nimble new players are building a smart future for fashion, and speakers at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector.


Perry Ellis to go private in Feldenkreis deal 19 Oct 18

Beth Wright

Perry Ellis shareholders have voted in favour of an acquisition of the group led by company founder and former CEO George Feldenkreis, which will see the business taken private in a US$437m transaction.


US Q2 in brief – VF Corp, Sears, Cherokee Global Brands 19 Oct 18

just-style

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.

Latest blogs

New businesses shaking up a broken retail model 23 Oct 18

Leonie Barrie

The convergence of disruptive new technologies, easy access to cheap capital, and changing consumer attitudes are shaking up an already-broken retail model, according to speakers at last week's IAF World Fashion Convention. But rising Phoenix-like from the ashes are nimble new players building a smart future for fashion.


Apparel sourcing rules under NAFTA 2.0 15 Oct 18

Leonie Barrie

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – also dubbed NAFTA 2.0 – has finally been agreed, but what does it mean for apparel sourcing? Here we take a close look at the new apparel-specific rules of origin.

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