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Gap, Children's Place in strategic Gymboree buy

The decision by US speciality retailers The Children's Place and Gap Inc to acquire Gymboree's namesake, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack brands...

Outlook 2019 – What else can the industry expect?

We asked industry executives what keeps them awake at night – and other issues the apparel sector should be keeping a close eye on in the ye...

Outlook 2019 – Industry challenges & opportunities

It won’t come as any surprise that uncertainty, complexity and volatility in the global economy, US-China trade and Brexit, along with rapid...

Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2018...

Of the thousands of stories published on just-style during the last year, we've filtered out the top news items of 2018. Tariffs, the US-Chi...

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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.

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Digital focus helps drive Nike's Q3 growth 22 Mar 19

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.


Administration looming for Debenhams? 22 Mar 19

Leonie Barrie

Struggling UK department store retailer Debenhams today (22 March) revealed it is seeking a cash injection of up to GBP200m (US$263m) from existing lenders – just minutes before Sports Direct International offered to buy its Danish business Magazin du Nord for GBP100m.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by China, with a look at the impact of an environmental protection tax on the country's textile production, and an Op-Ed from Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), on the consequences of President Trump's "flawed" trade strategy. Meanwhile, the United Nations has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion,' and a new tool is being developed to enable greater traceability in garment supply chains.


Store closures and bankruptcies weigh on Li & Fung FY 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Sourcing giant Li & Fung says a rapidly changing retail landscape that saw record levels of store closures and customer bankruptcies took a toll on its last financial year, with core operating profit down by 20%.


Levi Strauss raises more than US$623m in IPO 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co raised more than US$623m in its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday (20 March) after selling 36.7m shares priced at $17.


Ted Baker in 26% FY profit tumble 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker has sounded an optimistic note despite posting a 26.1% drop in pre-tax profit for the year.

Latest blogs

The price of US imports from China continues to fall 19 Mar 19

Leonie Barrie

Despite concerns about sourcing from China amid an intensifying trade war with the US, newly-published figures show China continues to dominate US apparel imports – with import volume rising and prices continuing to fall again last year.


How Levi Strauss is driving sustainable change 4 Mar 19

Beth Wright

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 and is now engaging in one of its most ambitious plans to date, with a target to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by 40% by 2025. "At this point, that is the most aggressive target in the industry, we believe, in terms of both the magnitude and the timeframe," Kobori tells just-style.

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