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Seven trends changing the face of online retail

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12 most innovative fashion companies in the world

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OECD supply chain guidance moves to implementation

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Outlook 2018 – What next for apparel sourcing?

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2018, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? The day...

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

Gore launches new Gore-Tex 3D fit footwear insert 25 May 18

Leonie Barrie

A new waterproof, windproof and breathable insert that can be used in a variety of lighter-weight athletic and lifestyle shoes has been developed by performance fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates.

Deckers Brands ends fiscal 2018 on "high note" 25 May 18

Beth Wright

US apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands moved to a profit in the fourth quarter, closing fiscal 2018 on what CEO Dave Powers hailed a "high note", as the firm enters fiscal 2019 with optimism.

Brooks Running to launch first custom-fit running shoe 25 May 18

Beth Wright

US-based running brand Brooks Running Company has announced its first personalised running shoe, created based on an individual's unique biomechanics, will become available in the US early next year.

US Q1 in brief – Foot Locker, The Buckle, Shoe Carnival 25 May 18


In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Macy's upped its guidance on the back of higher than expected earnings and sales, while Differential Brands widened its net losses. TJX Companies booked growth in both earnings and sales, while Kohl's booked a strong start to fiscal 2018.

Top stories this week on just-style... 25 May 18

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how companies under pressure to get products to market faster must jettison traditional sourcing models in favour of more agile methods of production, why Marks & Spencer is "perilously close" to losing its status as the UK's number one clothing retailer to Primark, Target taps Bill Foudy as its new sourcing chief, and how purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains.

Morelli resigns as Stuart Weitzman creative director 25 May 18

Beth Wright

Accessories business Tapestry, formerly known as Coach Inc, has announced the resignation of Giovanni Morelli, creative director of its Stuart Weitzman footwear brand.

Latest blogs

The disruption of digitisation 21 May 18

Leonie Barrie

There's currently a lot of talk about how the digitisation of key processes along the clothing supply chain can bring benefits ranging from faster decision-making to improved efficiency, transparency and compliance. At Helly Hansen and VF Corporation, digitising the quality process is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.

US retailers stock up amid tariff threat 14 May 18

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in March, with double-digit declines from three of the top ten supplier countries. While the results reflect Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia, China – the US's largest clothing provider – still managed to book growth for the month.

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