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US apparel imports recover in June

US apparel imports surged in June compared with May and all ten of the major supplier nations reported month-on-month shipment volume increa...

Operational planning for an online fashion future

The new fashion retail landscape emerging in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic is already leading to dramatic and permanent changes in the w...

Next bouncing back after feeling force of Covid-19

UK clothing and homewares retailer Next Plc has seen its sales stage a partial recovery in the second quarter after they were dealt a big bl...

Tackling GHG emissions in fashion supply chains

The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global carbon emissions – making it imperative that fashion supply chains find mo...

Latest Interviews

Ruyi Group sees investment as key to future-proofing business 25 Jun 2020

Michelle Russell

Like most in the global textile industry, Chinese giant Shandong Ruyi Group has had to face the challenges Covid-19 has thrown its way but believes its preparation and investment in brands and technology prior to the pandemic has stood it in good stead for the future as it looks to maintain its path to becoming a "one-stop internationally advanced intelligent industrial chain".

Lever Style realigns as the "go-to supplier" for digital brands 2 Mar 2020

Leonie Barrie

Fuelled by new investment from its recent listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, fashion supply chain manager Lever Style is realigning its business model to be the product engine for rising e-commerce brands – as executive chairman Stanley Szeto explains.

Latest News

Asos outlines ethical manufacturing commitments for UK brand partners 7 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Brands stocked by Asos with a UK manufacturing presence have been asked by the online fashion retailer to make four new ethical manufacturing commitments as a condition to their products being sold on the company's website.

Reebok puts consumers in control of footwear production 7 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Global fitness brand Reebok is rolling out a new digital platform that acts to minimise waste by enabling consumers to collectively determine whether a particular footwear design should enter production.

JCPenney lenders ask bidders to up offers? 7 Aug 20

Hannah Abdulla

A group of lenders managing the bankruptcy process of US retail giant JCPenney are reportedly asking interested buyers to up their bids after offers made in July were deemed too low.

Hurley family vehicle Kandui Holdings buys footwear brand Simple 7 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Kandui Holdings LLC, established by the founding family of the Hurley surfwear brand, has acquired the outstanding assets and intellectual property of footwear brand Simple from KTSimple LLC.

US Q2 in brief – Kontoor Brands, Wolverine World Wide, Boot Barn Holdings 7 Aug 20


In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. Kontoor Brands has reported a net loss of US$33.3m amid a sales slump of 43%, while Wolverine World Wide has posted second-quarter results that CEO Blake Krueger said were much stronger than expected. Elsewhere, footwear maker Weyco has booked a net loss of US$8.9m, while losses at Columbia Sportswear amounted to $50.7m. 

Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include an interview with Senol Sankaya, CEO of Yesim Tekstil, on how the company adapted to Covid-19 and why it is optimistic going forward. US textiles and apparel sales could shrink by more than 50% this year due to the pandemic, which is the biggest concern facing today's US fashion industry executives, and digital mapping technology has tracked garment factory closures in Bangladesh since the outbreak of coronavirus.

Latest blogs

Tackling greenhouse gas emissions in fashion supply chains 3 Aug 20

Hannah Abdulla

The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global carbon emissions – making it imperative that fashion supply chains find more environmentally friendly ways of operating. The journey starts with the first step of understanding and measuring the impacts.

Does the clothing supply chain need to push the reset button?  27 Jul 20

Hannah Abdulla

The global apparel and textile industry supply chain is in need of a complete reset if it is to survive beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, and this could mean changing to a demand-driven calendar, embracing 'stratification', and distributing margin differently.

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