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Speed to market key to Adidas 2020 growth plan

Adidas Group has said speed to market will be a key competitive advantage for the German sporting goods giant over the next five years, as i...

SuperGroup to adapt sourcing model for speed

Superdry brand owner SuperGroup has revealed plans to adapt its buying model to source more directly and flexibly, with the aim of improving...

Smart sportswear faces mass production challenges

Athletes are increasingly using clothing embedded with sensors and biometric tools to measure their performance. But while the industry is e...

The Fit Factor: C&A overhauls fit for the future

The past year has seen value retailer C&A confront head-on the challenge of delivering consistent fit across key categories such as lingerie...

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Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.

George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.

Latest News

Transparency call for German apparel firms 30 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

German apparel and footwear brands are being urged to promote workers’ rights in their global operations by publicly disclosing the factories producing their products, an advocacy group has stated.

IAF inks MoU with Hong Kong textiles chamber 30 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles (HKGCOT), with the aim of exchanging knowledge on innovation, apparel markets and international business opportunities.

H&M extends global online offering 30 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has launched its shop online offer in Portugal, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Prada FY hit by slowdown in growth 30 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Italian fashion house Prada said a slowdown in the rate of growth and an increase in costs linked to retail network expansion hit operating margins in its last fiscal.

Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the risk to Lesotho's textile and clothing production if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is not renewed, delays to a major textile build in Ethiopia, and an insight on Pakistan's apparel production woes.

El Corte Ingles to accelerate time to market 27 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

El Corte Inglés, the largest department store retailer in Europe, has selected Dassault Systèmes’ 'My Collection for Fashion' 3D software solution to accelerate time-to-market of its private-label fashion collections.

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