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Last week’s Kingpins denim showcase in Amsterdam heard that mills and consumers are driving technological innovation and design. Recognition...
Unions and human rights groups have welcomed a decision by the European Parliament to adopt a report that calls for measures to obligate app...
Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has been granted a temporary injunction against rival WL Gore & Associates to prevent it...
German sportswear giant Adidas is to partner with global engineering and technology services company Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Spee...
Last week’s Kingpins denim showcase in Amsterdam heard that mills and consumers are driving technological innovation and design. Recognition of the impact of social media on consumption, as well as new blends and solutions devised to appeal to untapped consumer demands, were all highlighted.
Unions and human rights groups have welcomed a decision by the European Parliament to adopt a report that calls for measures to obligate apparel companies to take steps to identify, prevent, and remedy human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has been granted a temporary injunction against rival WL Gore & Associates to prevent it from claiming its polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) membranes – the core of Gore’s basic product – are environmentally-friendly and produced without any PFCs of environmental concern.
UK retail sales volumes grew at a fast pace in the year to April, slightly above seasonal norms, new figures show.
Ananas Anam has secured financing to help ramp up its supply of Piñatex, a natural and sustainable alternative to leather made of fibres from pineapple leaves.
The US retail industry has welcomed renewed efforts by the US Congress to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Gap's pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel, how direct worker feedback from mobile surveys is being used to drive sourcing decisions, and Adidas partners with Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility.
In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Amazon booked both earnings and sales growth, Levi Strauss & Co saw sales increase but profits slip, while Hanesbrands is expecting sales of around US$1.38bn. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines and while Under Armour booked a net loss but beat analyst expectations resulting in a share price spike.
US retailer Hibbett Sports has lowered its first-quarter guidance due to the impact of using markdowns to clear older stock.
Lifestyle clothing brand FatFace has recalled two styles of women's sweaters due to a violation of the US Federal Flammability Standard.
London-based apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP is set for further expansion, with organiser IDEX introducing fashion accessories to its traditional offering of apparel collections due to demand from buyers.
VF Corp-owned jeanswear brand Wrangler has expanded its outdoor collection with a new men's line featuring moisture wicking, breathable material that keeps the wearer cool, dry and comfortable.
Sears Canada says its work to reinvent the business is starting to resonate the business, despite booking a loss in the fourth quarter.
US President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately move to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) pact, and that he currently favours talks to renegotiate it.
US yarn manufacturer Unifi saw sales and earnings fall in its third-quarter, with the continued strong performance of its Asia and Brazil operations failing to offset challenging domestic market conditions.
Five European textile recycling companies are partnering on production systems that will turn textile fibres from used clothing into new functional fabrics.
Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked a slump in earnings in its last fiscal year as a result of charges related to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance.
The European Commission has approved four new projects worth EUR45m aimed at improving sustainable business practices and working conditions in the Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Mali and Pakistan garment sectors.
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has acquired a majority stake in American heritage brand Frye from Global Brands Group Holding Limited for an undisclosed sum.
Supply chain management and ERP software provider NGC Software has released a vendor compliance version of its Andromeda cloud platform to help fashion retailers and brands ensure CSR compliance by streamlining vendor management.
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