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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...

Why US sporting goods retailers are struggling

Despite strong growth in US sportswear sales, sporting goods retailers are struggling as consumers change their purchasing habits, sportswea...

Latest Interviews

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.


The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.

Latest News

Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Jun 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


Chico's partners on predictive analytics 22 Jun 17

Beth Wright

US omni-channel women's wear retailer Chico's FAS has partnered with technology firm First Insight to more quickly and accurately make design, buying and pricing decisions on the apparel, footwear and accessories it sells both in-store and online.


Keds hires Dave Grange to drive US growth 21 Jun 17

Beth Wright

Keds, a division of US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide, has named former Pentland Brands CEO Dave Grange as the brand's vice president of sales for North America.


Dicks's steps up digital transformation efforts 21 Jun 17

Beth Wright

In a bid to support its digital transformation efforts, US retailer Dicks's Sporting Goods has revealed a new team sports headquarters that will serve as a west coast technology and innovation centre.


Global news roundup 21 Jun 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

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


US footwear sector urges new NAFTA rules of origin 19 Jun 17

Michelle Russell

A change in the rules of origin under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would help grow footwear manufacturing in North America by offering more flexibility, improved access to important materials, and building production capacity in the region, say US footwear retailers.

Latest blogs

Digital pieces of the fashion supply chain take shape 12 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.


Latest supply chain leaders? 5 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex, and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.

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