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What should suppliers do when retailers go bust?

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Latest Interviews

Clarks manufacturing model steps into a faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Latest News

Thousands of South Africa footwear workers continue to strike 18 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

Thousands of South African footwear workers are on strike for a second week, demanding a higher wage increase than is being offered by employers.

Adidas aims for only recycled polyester by 2024 16 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

German sportswear giant Adidas is ramping up its sustainability drive, with plans to phase out the use of virgin polyester over the next six years.

US Q2 in brief – Levi Strauss & Co 16 Jul 18


In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has upped its full-year guidance on the back of its third consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.

Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include the US's new tariffs on Chinese imports, a look at how sourcing recycled post-consumer textile fibres is the most challenging action point for clothing brands, and how suppliers are affected when a retailer goes bust and what they need to do in such a situation.

Automation to drive labour abuse in Asia garment sector 12 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

Drastic job losses in South East Asia resulting from the onset of robot manufacturing could produce a spike in slavery and labour abuses in global supply chains, particularly in the garment, textile and footwear industries, a new risk report is predicting.

WFSGI develops labelling requirements database 10 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is preparing to launch an online database that will provide subscribers with global information on product labelling requirements for the sports and fitness industry, in addition to other sectors.

Latest blogs

Higher worker wages – who pays? 2 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

There continues to be a disconnect between buying departments and compliance teams when it comes to costing labour in price negotiations. So who should pay for a minimum wage increase?

Trump tariff dispute rumbles on 26 Jun 18

Michelle Russell

The US has escalated its trade threats to China after President Donald Trump said he is considering tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."

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