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Under Armour on track with new UAS sportswear line

Performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour has taken a much-anticipated step to broaden its appeal to a more mainstream audience wi...

US apparel imports from China surge 23% in July

US apparel imports in July booked a double-digit increase on the month before as retailers stocked up for the back-to-school season – with t...

El Salvador plans 15-year apparel growth strategy

El Salvador’s textiles and apparel industry will set out a 15-year growth strategy in December in a bid to lift its fortunes amid toughening...

Why traceability has key role in social compliance

With traceability playing a key role in addressing the rising importance of social compliance, it might be time to review your traceability...

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.

Latest News

Growing commitment to Responsible Wool Standard 29 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

Textile Exchange has revealed more brands and suppliers are pledging their commitment to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), taking the total number of brands on board to 15.

West Coast port contract talks begin in November 29 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

The union representing West Coast dockworkers is to start talks with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to explore a possible extension to a contract agreed last year. 

WTO Public Forum calls for inclusive global trade 29 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Amid slowing growth in world trade and an increasing public backlash against trade and globalisation, ministers and business leaders have called for an agenda for inclusive trade focusing on the needs of small business owners and more vulnerable sectors of society in order to ensure continued public support for open markets.

Gersch to return to Gap Inc as Old Navy CMO 29 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

US retail giant Gap Inc has named its former executive, Jamie Gersch, as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Old Navy in a bid to drive the brand's vision in the run-up to the holiday season.

Nike digital direction pushes speed and innovation 28 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Nike is speeding up its move from traditional manufacturing to digital design as part of a strategy by the US sportswear giant to push apparel and footwear innovation and grow sales. 

PVH debuts Van Heusen self-fastening shirts 28 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

US apparel giant PVH Corp has launched men's dress shirts incorporating MagnaClick magnetic closures instead of buttons, designed to help consumers with limited dexterity.

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