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Sustainability – the next use case for RFID?

As well as the business benefits of adopting radio frequency identification (RFID), there's wide scope to apply it across various parts of t...

How software contributes to cleaner supply chains

Implementing new technology and software solutions is the key to improving quality, compliance and oversight throughout the supply network....

Collaboration key to the future of smart textiles

A lack of collaboration between the textile and electronic industries continues to be one of the main obstacles to progress in smart garment...

Using SMS to improve cotton sustainability

A key fibre in the global textile and apparel industry, cotton production is under threat from factors such as climate change, competition f...

Latest Interviews

How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

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.

Latest News

Tool to improve chemicals management in factories 23 May 2016

Michelle Russell

The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) has teamed up with testing and inspection specialist Intertek to launch a new set of chemical management tools designed to support textile factories in becoming more sustainable. 

Collaboration raises the bar on stretch denim 23 May 2016

Beth Wright

Fibre producer Invista joined forces with Turkish denim specialist Calik Denim last week to challenge industry standards at Denim Premiere Vision in Barcelona.

Moss Bross trading shows improvement 20 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Men's wear retailer Moss Bross Group said trading has shown further improvement, in line with market expectations, thanks to strong retail sales and positive growth in its hire business. 

Bjorn Borg reveals mixed Q1 20 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Swedish underwear brand Björn Borg has booked a mixed first-quarter as sales grew but earnings tumbled. 

EU project to find new uses for textile waste 20 May 2016

Beth Wright

With more than 3m tons of textiles being thrown away each year in the EU alone, a new project aims to provide a second life for unwanted textiles by turning them into new consumer products.

Global news roundup 20 May 2016

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

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