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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 – Top apparel supply chain tactics

What should apparel firms be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future? And what will separate the winners from the loser...

Outlook 2019 – Sourcing trends and strategies

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2019, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? As new...

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...

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

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.


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.


Next says no-deal Brexit could save it up to GBP15m 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

British fashion retailer Next Plc says it could save up to GBP15m in tariffs under a no-deal Brexit –  which it would pass on to shoppers via lower prices.


Nine West emerges from Chapter 11 as Premier Brands Group 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Footwear and apparel firm Nine West Holdings Inc has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has been renamed Premier Brands Group Holdings LLC.


US Q4 in brief – Guess Inc, J Crew, DSW, Zumiez 21 Mar 19

just-style

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini, J Crew moved to a loss, and Tilly's finished fiscal 2018 with its strongest single-quarter comp sales result since the third quarter of fiscal 2011.


DSW renamed Designer Brands as outlines strategic priorities 20 Mar 19

Beth Wright

US footwear and accessories retailer DSW Group has outlined its three-year strategic priorities and financial goals and unveiled a new corporate name – Designer Brands Inc.

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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