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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

Under Armour launches first subscription service 23 Oct 17

Beth Wright

US sportswear brand Under Armour has become the latest apparel retailer to launch an online subscription service that sees its customers sent boxes of handpicked items, customised to their specific training needs and personal style.

Aldo and Camuto call off footwear and accessories merger 23 Oct 17

Beth Wright

Montreal-based Aldo Group has called off its plans to acquire Camuto Group's footwear and accessories businesses in a move it says was a mutual decision after "careful consideration and thoughtful discussion".

US Q3 in brief – VF Corp, Skechers, Levi Strauss 23 Oct 17


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has raised its full-year revenue growth guidance despite a 10.5% drop in earnings,  casual footwear brand Skechers set a new quarterly sales record and booked a 41.8% profit hike, while US apparel giant VF Corporation hailed "strong" third-quarter results, despite a drop in profit.

Adidas is winning in North America, analysts say 20 Oct 17

Michelle Russell

German sportswear group Adidas could potentially double its market share in North America to 30% thanks to the product pipeline in its Boost platform and consumers' increasing awareness of the brand, analysts believe.

Cambodia petitions US for GSP extension to footwear 20 Oct 17

Michelle Russell

The industry body representing Cambodia’s garment sector is understood to have submitted a petition to the US Government asking for an extension to the duty-free privileges of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme to include footwear.

Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Oct 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include the signing of America's first contract to supply US-grown textile grade hemp for use in apparel production, the news Amazon may be working with some of the world's biggest athletic apparel suppliers ahead of a move into sportswear, Levi Strauss named as having the greenest supply chain in China, and Target turning to technology to speed up factory inspections in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Latest blogs

Trump trade probe could have costs for cotton 16 Oct 17

Leonie Barrie

An International Trade Commission hearing got underway last week as part of the Trump administration's probe into China's intellectual property practices under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act. The action gives the president broad authority to impose tariffs on foreign goods – and, as we investigate, could hold dire consequences for US cotton producers.

Stop negotiating and bring in the engineers 9 Oct 17

Leonie Barrie

Surviving in a declining market is the biggest challenge for discount/mass-market retailers and suppliers of commodity products such as basic T-shirts, hoodies or cotton men's shirts – which is why it’s time to stop negotiating and bring in the engineers.

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