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The new tool maps the supply chain without the need for softwareSOURCING: Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain 31 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance. Based on the Bitcoin blockchain platform, which enables digital asset transfers across the internet, the technology can create a unique digital record that verifies, tracks and traces each step of the production process, without the need for software.


Exports are seen jumping 10% to $4.5bn this yearMexican makers see growth in exports and local demand 30 Jul 15

Ivan Castano Freeman

Mexico's textiles and apparel industry expects revenues to grow 4% to roughly MXN26bn (US$1.6bn) in 2015, helped by a bounce-back in US exports and buoyant domestic demand, industry observers say.


Reduced demand in Europe is weighing on clothing exports from TurkeySOURCING: Euro decline weighs on Turkish clothing industry 29 Jul 15

Nick Ashdown

Turkish clothing exporters are facing tough times, with the falling euro taking a big bite out of Turkish ready-to-wear clothing export revenues, at a time when weak economic performance across Europe is dampening its key markets. But there could also be a silver lining, executives tell just-style.


Demands for higher wages and better working conditions are the major cause of industrial action by garment workersCOMMENT: Asian union development and the Western response 29 Jul 15

David Birnbaum

For the past three years, industrial action has been on the rise in all Asian garment exporting countries. It is a replay of similar events that occurred almost everywhere in the early stages of industrial union development, says David Birnbaum. The difference, however, is that regulations relating to workers and factory working conditions are usually imposed by Western importers.


Remco Nijs is global brand manager for Dutch jeans giant G-Star RAWINTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.


VF Corp has been manufacturing uniforms in Kenya for the past two yearsIN THE MONEY: VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing 27 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of countries where it can manufacture its products.


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In the money In the money

A regular in-depth analysis prompted by what’s happening in the financial world and how it impacts on the apparel and footwear supply chain from manufacturing to retail.


The Flanarant The Flanarant

A forthright take on the follies the world’s apparel buying community has to deal with, from Mike Flanagan, CEO of Clothesource – and his suggestions for putting them right.


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Exclusive interviews with some of the apparel and footwear industry’s leading movers and shakers. Companies already featured include Marks & Spencer, H&M, Timberland, Adidas, New Look and Li & Fung.


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With a focus on individual companies, new or emerging markets, and issues such as product safety – this column takes a behind the scenes look that sheds new light on stories hitting the headlines.


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