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With so many companies exporting and importing across the EU, leaving the single market will impact the UK fashion and textiles sectorDoes a hard Brexit mean hard times for UK fashion? 13 February 2017

Brexit means Brexit and, following the Prime Minister's speech in late January where she set out what this will entail, Brexit appears to mean 'hard' Brexit. But what does it mean for the UK's fashion and textile industry, which accounts for tens of billions of pounds in GDP and hundreds of thousands of direct jobs? Greg Smith, head of trading at foreign exchange specialists Global Reach Partners, takes a closer look.


Customers want seamless integration between channels, along with personalised, value-added servicesUsing technology to deliver style with substance 24 January 2017

Jason Rushforth, vice president and general manager of the Customer Experience Suite at Infor, looks at how technology can empower fashion retailers to deliver a genuinely personalised, omnichannel experience.


22 dos and dont's – When apparel sourcing goes wrong 11 January 2017

Apparel sourcing problems should be addressed with speed, clarity and honesty in order to achieve the best possible resolution, according to a new report.


Firms are advised to focus on the biggest threats when it comes to Brexit and Article 50 Article 50 and its impact on European supply chains 4 January 2017

Amidst all the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the government’s deadline of 31 March to begin two years of exit talks is one of the few, more tangible dates that businesses can factor in. Here Guy Courtin, vice president of industry & solution strategy for retail and fashion at GT Nexus, looks at its likely impact on supply chain networks across Europe.


Linking ethical practices and finance stands to deliver major benefits to all partiesFusing ethics and finance to boost the bottom line 18 November 2016

Ethical performance and supply chain finance are an unlikely partnership – but fusing the two can be a winning combination for the fashion and apparel industry.


Brands who are working to improve the transparency of their supply chains face increased levels of scrutinyIs NGO scrutiny reducing supply chain transparency? 11 October 2016

NGOs play a vital role in regulating and holding brands and retailers to account, especially when it comes to the transparency of their supply chains – but are their radars locked onto the wrong targets?


Retailers are under intense pressure to deliver the latest products to markets fasterFashion meets function with end-to-end solutions 29 September 2016

The fashion industry thrives on its ability to react to trends. In the age of Instagram fashionistas, each with millions of followers, never has it been more important for these reactions to be lightning fast. Among the tools to help fashion firms meet these demands are unified technology solutions that offer substance over style.


Fashion Revolution's Fashion Transparency Index is one tool that monitors and ranks high street clothing brands on transparency across their value chainsWhy traceability plays a key role in social compliance 1 September 2016

With traceability playing a key role in addressing the rising importance of social compliance, it might be time to review your traceability strategies and confirm you're armed with comprehensive product information across your supply network, says Thomas Ng, managing director, supply chain solutions, Amber Road.


Excess polyester capacity in China has implications for global marketsHow overcapacity in China could reshape fibre markets 30 August 2016

In advance of the World Fibres Conference in Hong Kong later this year, Will Chapman, PCI Wood Mackenzie's head of fibres, assesses how excess polyester capacity in China could reshape global fibres trade to 2017.


Brands and retailers struggle to get a clear view into their diverse and complex supply chainsWhat does supply chain mapping really mean? 26 August 2016

The recent pledge by British prime minister Theresa May to invest a further GBP33m in fighting modern slavery, coupled with the importance of companies knowing what is happening in their supply chains, has led to an increased focus on supply chain mapping. But while there are many tools on the market offering such solutions, there is a lot of variation and confusion over what this actually means, according to Hannah Harris, product marketing manager at Historic Futures.


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