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12 most innovative fashion companies in the world

Six apparel retailers have made it onto Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, while another...

OECD supply chain guidance moves to implementation

Clothing and textile companies are grappling with new good practice guidance in supply chain management in the garment and footwear sector,...

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...

Outlook 2018 – Industry challenges & opportunities

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its...

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 Q4 in brief – Guess, The Children's Place, Iconix Brand Group 22 Mar 18


In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Genesco booked a rise in both earnings and revenue, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.

Instagram brings seamless online shopping to the UK 22 Mar 18

Beth Wright

Social media platform Instagram has taken its next steps towards "seamless" shopping, launching a new feature that will provide UK consumers with an easier way to shop online.

Puma eyes annual 10% sales gain until 2022 21 Mar 18

Beth Wright

German sportswear brand Puma has forecast sales increases for the next four years as the company remains buoyant after posting full-year revenue figures that topped the EUR4bn (US$4.9bn) mark for the first time.

US retailers urge Trump to reconsider China tariffs 20 Mar 18

Michelle Russell

Groups representing some of the largest apparel and footwear brands and retailers have written to the US Administration expressing their concern over a potential increase in tariffs on imported goods from China, which they say would hit jobs and result in higher consumer prices.

Crocs loses Europe design protection for clogs 20 Mar 18

Michelle Russell

US footwear manufacturer Crocs Inc has lost the registered design protection for its well-known shoe in the European Union (EU).

Adidas sells 1m ocean waste running shoes 19 Mar 18

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas has surpassed its goal to create 1m pairs of its first mass production running shoe made from up-cycled marine plastic, having sold 1m shoes made out of ocean plastic last year.

Latest blogs

Tailoring mass manufacturing to the individual 19 Mar 18

Leonie Barrie

As the fashion industry shifts towards proper omnichannel it requires an on-demand supply chain that combines customisation with the ability to restock shops more efficiently and respond to trends more quickly.

Asia-Pacific trade deal now signed by 11 nations 12 Mar 18

Michelle Russell

The 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have now signed a revised version of the multilateral trade pact without the US, reviving a deal that will slash tariffs and foster trade in a marketplace worth close to around US$13.5trn.

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