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Honduras sets sights on hike in activewear exports

Honduras is making an aggressive push to attract new textile and apparel industry investment – with the goal of becoming the Americas’ leadi...

Still no apparel sourcing alternatives to China

While China might have passed its zenith as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, the country's indispensable role is expected to remain...

Digitisation – The next apparel sourcing hotspot?

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier count...

Consolidation of the international apparel trade

The two largest apparel import markets in the world – the European Union and United States – are dominated by a comparatively small group of...

Latest Interviews

Busana expands to build business with leading brands – Interview 17 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.


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.

Latest News

Inditex, H&M, Adidas among top 15 European supply chains 22 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review


Messe Frankfurt takes over Source Africa event 22 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is strengthening its activities in Africa after acquiring two of South Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows – including Source Africa.


China’s Best bets on agile logistics with $450m US listing 22 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

Alibaba-backed Chinese logistics and supply chain technology firm Best Inc has raised $450m in its US initial public offering, making this the largest US IPO of a Chinese company this year.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the myth of fast fashion's 'circular economy', China's indispensable role as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, how discounter Lidl is making money on its latest fashion range, and a new recycled natural leather product developed by Nike. 


UK sourcing masterclasses supported by M&S 21 Sep 17

Beth Wright

The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is to roll out a series of masterclasses at five UK universities to help give students a better understanding of sourcing, production and manufacturing, with support from Marks & Spencer.


CBPTA expiry raises concerns for Haiti apparel sourcing 20 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

The expiry of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBPTA) in three years’ time is causing concern for US apparel and footwear retailers and importers, especially those who source from Haiti.

Latest blogs

A deep dive to unlocking digitisation's potential 18 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier countries nearly exhausted, it is now seen as offering sourcing executives untapped potential to lower costs, shorten lead times and increase transparency.


Kingpins Goes to DC – Watch now 12 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

The challenges and opportunities facing today’s textile and apparel industry is also explored in the second in a series of expert panel discussions that is now available to watch on demand

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