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US apparel retailers' July 2017 sales roundup

July was another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with same-s...

Need for speed turbocharges footwear supply chains

Moves by Nike and Adidas to turbocharge their footwear supply chains through robotics and automated factories are not only set to shake up t...

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovation

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last we...

Where does VF supply chain sit in growth strategy?

VF Corp’s latest five-year growth plan sets out the company’s goals to 2021, including a ramped-up focus on its top-performing Vans, Timberl...

Latest Interviews

Clarks manufacturing for 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 Q2 in brief –Target, TJX, Dick's Sporting Goods 17 Aug 17

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In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, US department store giant Target booked an "encouraging" second-quarter as efforts to turn around its business appear to be paying off, while TJX Companies saw its net sales for the period increase 6%. Dick's Sporting Goods also reported increases in both sales and earnings in the second quarter, while Nordstrom saw an improvement in sales, beating company expectations. 


CanopyStyle founder among Fabric of Change winners 15 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Nicole Rycroft, founder and executive director of the CanopyStyle forest-friendly sourcing initiative, is among the first winners of a new fund launched to help bring innovative ideas to scale.


JD.com returns to a loss despite Q2 sales hike 15 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has returned to a loss in its second-quarter, despite booking a double-digit hike in revenues.


Top stories this week on just-style... 11 Aug 17

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include Primark launching its first line of clothing made using 100% sustainable cotton, the Ethiopian government lifting a ten-month state of emergency, the re-launch of American Apparel with higher prices for its 'Made in US' items, and an update on key issues for textile and apparel in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation.


Zalando book mixed Q2, customer base boosts sales 10 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando booked a mixed second-quarter as earnings slipped but sales booked a double-digit increase as the company's active customer base and average orders surged.


Global news roundup 10 Aug 17

just-style

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

Latest blogs

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Leonie Barrie

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Apparel imports into the US rose in June 14 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US rose in June as merchants stocked up for summer and prepared for the back-to-school season, with imports from Vietnam continuing to surge.

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