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Decidedly at odds with fast fashion, the slow fashion movement offers an alternative to mass-produced clothing and is steadily gaining momen...
Greater integration and cooperation among African states is needed to boost business and investment in the continent's cotton, textiles and...
Another industry event looking at prospects for the British fashion industry has homed in on the need for partnership and collaboration if t...
On top of mounting concerns over the impact of worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise arriving at US west coast ports, analyst...
An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.
Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.
The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming more adults had to work against their will to make up for a reduction in the number of children in the fields.
UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it will continue to focus on its strategy of building a global brand, despite puling out of Russia and Ukraine due to ongoing political uncertainty. And according to CEO Anders Kristiansen, the group is in better shape than six months ago and is making "good headway" in all aspects of the business.
Trade unions and employers in Cambodia's garment sector are denouncing the government's new US$128 minimum monthly wage for the clothing textile and footwear industry.
American apparel retailers, distributors and manufacturers are being hit hard by delays at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and concerns are intensifying as the festive shopping period approaches.
More than 180 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people last year.
US apparel imports surged in September as retailers continued to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption to shipments due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports. Four of the top-ten supplier countries - China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India - saw strong double-digit gains, but Bangladesh sank for the seventh month in a row.
US businesses are urging the government to intervene in the ongoing dispute at US west coast ports, amid worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise and fears a total shutdown may be imminent.
Will America's mid-term elections this week make it more difficult to secure agreement on the critically important Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? That was one of the questions considered by US clothing industry leaders meeting in New York on Wednesday (5 November).
October proved to be another mixed bag for US apparel retailers. While the majority reported comparable store sales gains thanks to an improving economy and strong consumer demand, others were impacted by warmer weather during the month.
The Xinjiang regional government in China's north west is pushing ahead with its planned US$3.2bn package of incentives to attract investment from textile and garment companies, just-style has learnt.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer says it is "bang on" with the target market for its women's wear, and that it feels it now has the right focus to move the division forward to higher growth.
US apparel maker Hanesbrands is gearing up to integrate newly-acquired DBApparel into its business using its its Innovate-to-Elevate platform and low-cost global supply chain as a lever for growth.
US department store retailer Kohl's Corporation last week held its first investor day for seven years, setting out detailed plans for future growth. Building on an agenda announced earlier this year, analysts say the new initiatives are necessary and overdue.
The massive growth in internet use and consumer connectivity is one of the biggest trends - and challenges - facing retailers right now. Insight on embracing change from Google UK, as well as tackling the "massive problem" of online returns, and the emergence of 3D printing as a worrying new front for counterfeiters, were all discussed at a recent industry conference.
Faced with an increasingly complex sourcing environment, more volatility and less predictable consumer demand, retailers and brands are having to navigate higher levels of risk in their apparel supply chains. But finding the right solution is a complex trade-off between high risk, low cost and value.
A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.
In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing facilities in China supplying global apparel firms. Since then, the environmental pressure group has been calling on clothing brands to remove hazardous chemicals from their supply chains and products by 2020 as part of its Detox challenge.
Wearable technology, synced mobile devices, the growing on-demand culture of the digital world, and an increasing awareness of corporate misbehaviour are all trends expected to come to the fore next year, a new report suggests.
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