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How technology is helping build supply chain trust

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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

Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Oct 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include H&M hitting back at claims it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing", a look at how nimble new players are building a smart future for fashion, and speakers at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector.


US Q2 in brief – VF Corp, Sears, Cherokee Global Brands 19 Oct 18

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In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


Caleres expands with U$360m Vionic Group acquisition 19 Oct 18

Beth Wright

Global footwear retailer Caleres has acquired Vionic Group, a maker of supportive footwear and orthotic shoe inserts, for U$360m.


US Q3 in brief – Levi Strauss & Co, Skechers 19 Oct 18

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In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, denim major Levi Strauss & Co has booked its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.


Nine West files amended bankruptcy plan 18 Oct 18

Beth Wright

Nine West Holdings Inc has filed an amended Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan it says will reduce the company's pre-bankruptcy debt obligations by more than US$1bn.


Asos bags FY sales and profit hike 17 Oct 18

Beth Wright

Shares in Asos surged by more than 14% this morning (17 October) as the UK-based online fashion retailer posted a GBP500m rise in revenue and a 28% pre-tax profit hike for 2018. 

Latest blogs

Apparel sourcing rules under NAFTA 2.0 15 Oct 18

Leonie Barrie

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – also dubbed NAFTA 2.0 – has finally been agreed, but what does it mean for apparel sourcing? Here we take a close look at the new apparel-specific rules of origin.


Trade tremours continue to reverberate 8 Oct 18

Leonie Barrie

Following more than a year of talks, the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached agreement on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new deal has been largely welcomed by apparel industry executives in the three countries.

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