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Mills and consumers driving denim innovation and design

Last week’s Kingpins denim showcase in Amsterdam heard that mills and consumers are driving technological innovation and design. Recognition...

MEPs push for EU rules to protect garment workers

Unions and human rights groups have welcomed a decision by the European Parliament to adopt a report that calls for measures to obligate app...

Sympatex granted injunction against Gore eco claim

Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has been granted a temporary injunction against rival WL Gore & Associates to prevent it...

Adidas to digitalise Speedfactory concept

German sportswear giant Adidas is to partner with global engineering and technology services company Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Spee...

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Mills and consumers driving denim innovation and design 28 Apr 2017

Mindy Ran

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.


MEPs push for EU rules to protect garment workers 28 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

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.


Sympatex granted injunction against Gore eco claim 28 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

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 accelerate to April 28 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

UK retail sales volumes grew at a fast pace in the year to April, slightly above seasonal norms, new figures show.


Ananas Anam secures funding for Pinatex leather alternative 28 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

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.


US retail industry welcomes online sales tax push 28 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

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... 28 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

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.


US Q1 in brief – Columbia Sportswear, Amazon, Under Armour 28 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

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. 


Hibbett Sports lowers Q1 guidance 28 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

US retailer Hibbett Sports has lowered its first-quarter guidance due to the impact of using markdowns to clear older stock.


FatFace sweaters recalled over burn hazard 28 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Lifestyle clothing brand FatFace has recalled two styles of women's sweaters due to a violation of the US Federal Flammability Standard.


UK fashion sourcing fair expands into accessories 28 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

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.


Wrangler expands outdoor lifestyle line 28 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

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 books Q4 loss 27 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

Sears Canada says its work to reinvent the business is starting to resonate the business, despite booking a loss in the fourth quarter.


Trump to renegotiate rather than terminate NAFTA 27 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

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.


Unfii sees Q3 sales and earnings fall 27 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

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.


Wear2Wear partnership closing the textile loop 27 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Five European textile recycling companies are partnering on production systems that will turn textile fibres from used clothing into new functional fabrics. 


N Brown FY earnings slump on charges 27 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

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.


EU backs EUR45m sustainable garment projects 27 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

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 takes controlling stake in Frye 27 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has acquired a majority stake in American heritage brand Frye from Global Brands Group Holding Limited for an undisclosed sum.


NGC Software platform enhances vendor compliance 27 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

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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