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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...

H&M sustainability includes water-based PU shoes

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to place its first volume orders for shoes made with water-based vegan leather this year as part of new sustainabi...

Is UK apparel onshoring finally gaining momentum?

Despite years of denial, British garment-making showed serious signs of a revival in the second half of 2015. Mike Flanagan takes a closer l...

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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.

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Kering calls for collaboration on sustainability 4 May 2016

Michelle Russell

French luxury goods group Kering has made significant progress over the past four years towards its sustainability targets, but admits more collaboration is required if standards and practices are to improve across the supply chain.

Joules set to list on AIM as it eyes growth 4 May 2016

Michelle Russell

UK fashion retailer Joules has announced its decision to list on AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange, as it looks to develop its brand further both at home and internationally.

Adidas looks to sell golf division amid strong Q1 4 May 2016

Michelle Russell

German sportswear group Adidas has made a strong start to its financial year with record first-quarter sales – and says it is in talks to divest parts of its golf division in a move to focus on footwear and apparel.

Clothing a bright spot in Sainsbury's FY 4 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Clothing was the bright spot for Sainsbury's in its last fiscal as group earnings fell and the UK supermarket group warned on a continued competitive environment for the foreseeable future. 

Next lowers FY guidance on weak Q1 clothing sales 4 May 2016

Michelle Russell

UK fashion and home retailer Next has lowered its full-year sales guidance as cold weather in March and April reduced demand for clothing in its first-quarter.

Schemes join forces to scale chemical management 3 May 2016

Michelle Russell

The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme have joined forces to scale chemical management in textile and footwear global supply chains.

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