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Why voters don’t want more global supply chains

Mike Flanagan spent the first six months of 2016 campaigning to stay in the EU. Not once, he writes, did I hear my opponents – or anyone in...

British fashion industry feeling Brexit impact

One month after the UK’s Brexit referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU), the British clothing industry has been weighing up the imm...

European footwear produced on "starvation wages"

Shoes sold as Italian or German-made are being assembled in poor Eastern European countries by workers on "starvation wages", a new report c...

Kering integrates EP&L into key sourcing decisions

French luxury and sportswear group Kering is starting to use its annual environmental profit and loss (EP&L) report as a tool to drive decis...

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

Simon Jersey a winner with flashing Olympic shoes 23 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

As Great Britain's Olympic medallists touched down on home soil today (23 August), Simon Jersey, the British designer of the team's kit, is hoping for a legacy of its own from the games thanks to the interest in the athletes' flashing shoes.

New textile finish offers sensory cooling effect 23 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

A new textile finish has been developed that provides a sensory cooling effect and is aimed at products for therapeutic use and for treating sports injuries.

JD Sports tight-lipped on Go Outdoors "takeover" 22 Aug 2016

Beth Wright

UK retailer JD Sports is keeping tight-lipped regarding reports it is eyeing an acquisition of rival retailer Go Outdoors.

Li & Fung joins FTA in sustainable sourcing pledge 22 Aug 2016

Beth Wright

As part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, global sourcing giant Li & Fung has joined the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), becoming a participant of its Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), which aims to help improve working conditions in factories globally.

Global news roundup 22 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

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

Lideimmagine unveil sustainable mannequins 19 Aug 2016

Beth Wright

Italian mannequin producer Lideimmagine has partnered with JSP, the world leader in the production of high performance engineering material Arpro, to create a 'greener' and more cost-effective solution.

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