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Under Armour Lighthouse will disrupt production

US sportswear giant Under Armour says it wants to propel its brand into the future through a new state-of-the-art Lighthouse manufacturing i...

Haiti garment exports to rise despite hurricane

Despite the wreckage wrought on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew, the country’s textile and garment exports are expected to rise 10% to roughly US...

Where next for retailers in a saturated market?

The US retail industry has hit a saturation point – what Robert Antoshak refers to as "peak apparel" – where the amount of clothing that can...

Vietnam leads US apparel import surge in September

The volume of US apparel imports booked another double-digit hike month-on-month in August thanks to retailers stocking up for the back-to-s...

Latest Interviews

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

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Target teams with Victoria Beckham on new line 21 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

US department store retailer Target Corp has revealed plans for a limited-edition spring collaboration with Victoria Beckham, which will include the designer's first foray into the kids' product category.

SGS makes ZDHC collaboration official 21 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Inspection and verification company SGS has become the latest affiliate of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

Rocky Brands inks potential $100m military deal 21 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

US apparel and footwear company Rocky Brands has been awarded a contract that could be worth up to US$100m to produce hot weather combat boots for the US Military.

Bangladesh tops China as lead cotton importer 20 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

Bangladesh has overtaken China as the world's largest importer of cotton, with forecasts for the country revised upwards for the next fiscal, new data shows.

Price competition increasing in altheisure market 20 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Increasing competition in the athleisure segment is putting pressure on prices, according to analysts, who argue the trend does not bode well for Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica.

Microban strengthens revamped textiles division 20 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Building on the relaunch of its global textile business, odour control and prevention specialist Microban International has announced a number of appointments that the company says are key to strengthening its customer relationships and product offerings.

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