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Fitness fashion propels Athleta towards $1bn sales

Any talk of Gap Inc's portfolio invariably focuses on its Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. But new number crunching suggests the co...

Hazardous chemical removal a key industry issue

Since Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report in 2011, revealing toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

JC Penney emphasises new merchandising strategy

JC Penney has emphasised its commitment to moving back to a merchandising model marked by narrow and deep assortments, as it looks to build...

Latest Interviews

String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.


Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Latest News

Necessity drives US men’s shoe purchasing 27 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

Necessity is the main motivation behind men buying shoes in the US, according to a new study, but attitudes are beginning to evolve as men increasingly embrace fashion and newness in footwear.


Nike appointments to drive growth opportunities 18 Aug 2014

Katie Smith

Nike has announced two new appointments as the sporting goods giant looks to accelerate growth opportunities in its retail and women's businesses.


Nike to deploy high-IQ data centre cloud 18 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Nike is to collaborate with network innovation firm Juniper to co-create a "highly scalable" next-generation data centre cloud and retail network infrastructure that will help it elevate and accelerate innovation in its products.


Clothing retailers set out case for EU-Vietnam FTA 13 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

A group of European retail clothing brands is calling for the elimination of duties on apparel, along with more flexible rules of origin, as part of the free-trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam.


Daewoo targeted by Uzbek cotton protesters 13 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

South Korea’s Daewoo International Corporation has been targeted by protesters demanding that the company cease sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan over forced labour concerns.

Latest blogs

Bangladesh Alliance and Accord update on progress 28 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.


Transparency taking centre stage 30 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has described efforts to ensure workers in its garment supplier factories are paid a fair living wage as an "ever-moving feast". But it is making progress, as executives explained during an update to the group's Plan A sustainability initiative last week.

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