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US fashion firms share their sourcing strategies

Concerns about market competition in the United States have for the first time surpassed worries about rising production and sourcing costs,...

Trump’s China tariff a self-serving sound-bite

Taking a closer look at threats by Donald Trump to slap steep tariffs on US imports from China, Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah I...

Bad sourcing blamed for pressure on retail margins

Significant structural changes are needed across the apparel supply chain in order to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcin...

Honduras hopes to invest $3.4bn to double exports

Honduras is set to more than double apparel exports and production as part of a new $3.4bn development plan, according to a top industry exe...

Latest Interviews

Patagonia's CSR commitments re-shaping the sector 29 Sep 2015

Michelle Russell

Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.

The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.

Latest News

Uniqlo said to be scaling back US expansion 27 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo has declined to comment regarding reports it is scaling down its US operations, closing five of its US stores since January.

China tech firm expands bio-based nylon capacity 27 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

Industrial biotechnology company Cathay Industrial Biotech is expanding its production capability in China's Xinjiang province to manufacture bio-based intermediates used to manufacture bio-based nylon.

Macy's names Gennette CEO to succeed Lundgren 24 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Terry Lundgren, the CEO of US department store retailer Macy's, is to step down after 13 years at the helm, making way for Jeff Gennette to transition into the role. 

Reforms to US chemical regulations signed into law 24 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

Legislation to overhaul US chemical control regulations was signed into law by President Obama earlier this week.

US textile industry lauds made-in-US military vote 24 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

America's textile industry has lauded a decision by Congress to preserve critical requirements that required the Department of Defense (DOD) to buy US-made textiles, clothing, and footwear.

VF International HQ achieves LEED certification 24 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

US clothing giant VF Corp has achieved LEED platinum certification for its international headquarters in Switzerland.

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