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4 steps to build advanced analytics into apparel

The apparel industry is the laggard in embracing advanced analytics, often favouring merchant and designer-driven 'gut feel' over insight-dr...

US apparel outlook positive despite tariff risk

Accelerating earnings growth at some of the US’s largest apparel and footwear companies is giving rise to a more positive outlook for the se...

How technology is helping build supply chain trust

New tools and technologies are helping the apparel industry to build smarter, transparent – and more trusted – supply chains. Executives fro...

Who will hurt most from tariffs on China clothing?

The threat of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China would be a "credit negative" for the US apparel and footwea...

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

US Q3 in brief – Zumiez, The Children's Place, G-III Apparel, Dollar General 11 Dec 18

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In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Guess Inc widened its net loss, footwear firm Foot Locker booked a rise in earnings but a drop in sales, Kohl's reported its fifth consecutive quarter of positive growth, and Burlington Stores recorded strong earnings and sales growth. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on Decathlon's environmental labelling initiative; how executives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark have responded to questions by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments; and a US$5m investment by industrial thread maker Coats in new digital thread dyeing technology.


South Africa eyes master plan for apparel value chain 4 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

The South African Trade and Industry Department is to develop a master plan to grow the clothing and textile and footwear and leather retail value chain.


Timberland continues to accelerate sustainability efforts 3 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Timberland has once again increased the use of organic, US-origin and Better Cotton in its products and continues to progress towards its 2020 sustainability goals.


Top stories on just-style in November... 3 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style in November include an interview with Pamela Mar, director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, how the US-China trade war could accelerate sourcing from Africa, and reports of poor working conditions, low wages, modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK garment industry. Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) is preparing to launch the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion' next year.


Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Nov 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the US-China trade war could accelerate sourcing from Africa, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) says the progress reached on fire safety by the Bangladesh Accord is under "severe threat" if it closes at the end of the month, and Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to close down its Cheap Monday brand.

Latest blogs

Regional supply chains shape up 26 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

Regional patterns in world textile and apparel trade are becoming increasingly important, according to an analysis using data from the re:source by just-style sourcing tool. The trend reflects both the changing dynamics of the global economy and the shifting sourcing strategies of fashion brands and retailers.


US-China trade spat spurs sourcing shifts 22 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

The coming change of control of the House of Representatives following the US mid-term elections will probably do little to stop the escalating tariff disputes between the US and China, the American fashion industry has been warned.

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