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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...

Human rights groups call for supply chain transparency standard

In the face of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse, a cohort of unions and human rights groups are calling for...

Driving ban intensifies Myanmar logistics hurdles

Myanmar apparel makers have warned that a ban on moving lorries and trucks to seaport terminals through the busy streets of Myanmar's commer...

UK textile and clothing manufacturing seeing revival

UK textile and clothing manufacturing is enjoying a revival, new figures suggest, with production increasing by 2.5% to GBP9.1bn (US$11.4bn)...

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Adidas to digitalise Speedfactory concept 26 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas is to partner with global engineering and technology services company Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility, in a move it says will help shorten time to market, bring greater flexibility and provide improved manufacturing quality and efficiency.

Deckers mulls sale amid Q3 profit tumble 26 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

US apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands, the maker of Ugg footwear, has revealed it is exploring "strategic alternatives", including a potential sale of the firm, on the back of a disappointing third-quarter, which saw profit drop by nearly three-quarters.

M&S extends sourcing deal with Lindsey brothers 26 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

British retailer Marks & Spencer has agreed a new contract with the two sourcing directors who have been responsible for overhauling the group's clothing supply chain.

Clarks to cut jobs at UK head office 26 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Footwear firm Clarks says it is continuing to review and reorganise the business after revealing a number of job cuts, understood to be around 50, at its headquarters.

Gucci leads "outstanding" Kering Q1 26 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

French luxury goods group Kering has booked what it calls "outstanding" revenue growth in the first quarter of 2017, thanks to record sales at its Gucci label.

Hugo Boss among seven new ZDHC affiliates 26 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

German fashion brand Hugo Boss is among seven new companies that have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

Strong US and UK sales boost Boohoo FY 26 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Online fashion retailer Boohoo booked both earnings and sales growth in its last fiscal year thanks to strong revenue growth in its domestic market and in the US.

J Crew to slash 250 jobs in strategic review 26 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

US fashion retailer J Crew is to cut 250 jobs as part of several strategic changes across the organisation, designed to better position it for sustainable and profitable growth.

LVMH takes control of Christian Dior in $13.1bn deal 26 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

French luxury goods group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH is taking full control of Parisian fashion house Christian Dior in a US$13.1bn deal.

Brandix rolls out Tukatech systems across all divisions 26 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

Sri Lankan apparel producer Brandix has rolled out Tukatech's apparel software systems in factories for all divisions worldwide to help boost the efficiency of its product development and production.

Lenzing unveils new sustainability strategy 25 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

As part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has unveiled a new sustainability strategy, designed to balance the need for profitable growth and make sustainable fibres available to the growing world.

Sears raises savings target to $1.25bn, names new CFO 25 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

US retail giant Sears Holdings Corp has revealed the next steps in its transformation plan, including cutting a further US$250m in costs across its operations and naming a new chief financial officer.

Bangladesh judges trained on International Labour Standards 25 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

A three-day training course on 'International Labour Standards and Labour Legislation' was launched today (25 April) in Bangladesh. aimed at equipping judges and judicial officers with better knowledge of international labour law.

Nike "reinforced denim" patent could signal athleisure move 25 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Sporting giant Nike could be able to enter the athleisure market after filing a patent for "architecturally reinforced denim".

EU project seeks sustainable ideas for EUR2.4m grant 25 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

A wearable technology project is offering up to EUR2.4m (US$2.6m) in funding for teams of art, design, technology or engineering practitioners and businesses to co-develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.

Avery Dennison opens interactive R&D centre 25 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Retail solutions provider Avery Dennison has opened an innovation centre in the Netherlands offering live demonstrations and interactive experiences focusing on the connectivity of products and new innovations in RFID.

Mamiye Brothers acquires baby and toddler brand Kissy Kissy 25 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

US women's and children's fashion manufacturer and distributor Mamiye Brothers has acquired premier baby and toddler brand Kissy Kissy.

Gap unveils five-year sustainable fibres pledge 24 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

US speciality retailer Gap Inc is stepping up its commitment to sustainability with a pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel within the next five years.

Fairtrade cotton footprint five times lower than conventional 24 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

The combined social and environmental costs of Fairtrade cotton farming are five times lower than that of conventional cotton farming, according to new data.

Adidas and Reebok top supply chain transparency index 24 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Adidas, Reebok, Marks & Spencer and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) have topped a transparency index launched last year to monitor and rank high street clothing brands on transparency across their value chains.

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