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Collaboration key to driving responsible sourcing

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on h...

The top threats to global supply chains in 2017

Risks ranging from cargo theft to terrorism incidents remain among the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, according to a new r...

What's behind Britain’s apparel export boom?

When it comes to apparel-making in Britain, there's one thing we all think we know: there isn't very much of it. But Britain's official trad...

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovation

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last we...

Latest Interviews

How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions 11 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.


"Power of the many" drives change at Otto Group 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.

Latest News

UK clothing sector needs industrial policy support 26 May 2017

Michelle Russell

The UK textile and clothing manufacturing sector needs a more imaginative industrial policy to help it build the capabilities needed for a sustainable future, a new report argues.


Innerwear specialists Naked and Bendon to merge 26 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Lingerie, sleepwear, and swimwear specialists Naked Brand Group and Bendon Limited are to merge, in a move that will create "a powerful portfolio of iconic brands."


Learn about data driven PLM in this free webinar 26 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Visual Next, the end-to-end software solutions provider for the apparel and footwear industry, is hosting a webinar on just-style next week to look at the trending topic of ‘Big Data’ for fashion business.


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton 25 May 2017

Michelle Russell

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.


New colour systems offers greater precision 25 May 2017

Michelle Russell

A new colour-coding system has been developed that uses logical codes and intuitive design to help fashion and textile firms achieve and communicate a more accurate and precise colour.


First third-party audit of forest-based fabrics 25 May 2017

Beth Wright

Austrian fibre company Lenzing has become the first of the world's leading viscose fibre producers to undergo an audit designed to assess their progress on eliminating endangered forests as the source of the raw material in their products.

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