fROM THE EDITOR
Hello, and welcome to the first issue of just-style magazine, a new, free digital publication from the team at just-style.com. Each quarter we will explore major topics that are top-of-mind for today’s apparel industry executives, plus regular sections on key market developments, sourcing strategy, new technologies and sustainability.
In this first edition we take a deep-dive into the challenge of Fixing Fast Fashion, including the findings of a new study that proposes three practical steps to “fix” the fast-fashion supply chain, some of the sustainability challenges facing the sector, advice from New Look’s head of buying on how to strengthen buyer-supplier relationships, and C&A Foundation’s vision for turning consumers into customers.
Other highlights include a look at some of the nimble new players shaking up the traditional retail model and, as they do so, building a smarter future for fashion. And we consider the disconnect between the purchasing practices of apparel brands and retailers and the ramifications for suppliers – with relentless pressure to reduce costs blamed for raising the risk of disruption and environmental and human catastrophe.
We’re confident our new publication will hit the spot by providing you with another way to navigate the key challenges and opportunities impacting the global apparel industry and its supply chain. So read on to find out more.
Leonie Barrie, Editor