Apparel: Latest news and analysis articles
A new cotton mill in the north of England could help revive UK-based supply chains once production gets underway this autumn, spinning the h...
A warm winter and a cold spring have been blamed for a fall in sales at value fashion retailer Primark. But its lack of e-commerce also leav...
A link has been established between improved working conditions in the apparel industry and a resulting boost to factory competitiveness – b...
Myanmar garment industry exports soared by around 20% last year, while footwear exports also surged as the Southeast Asia country gained new...
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.
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.
Cambodia's government is raising the monthly minimum wage for workers in the country's textile, garment and footwear sector from US$140 to $153, with the increase to take effect from January 2017.
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has unveiled its latest sustainable clothing collection, featuring classic denim and blue styles made using recycled cotton and wool as part of its mission to create a circular supply chain.
With 37% of UK women who have bought footwear n the last year buying trainers, sales for sports shoes has overtaken those for high heels for the first time, driven in the main by women aged 35 to 44.
European business groups, including those representing the apparel, textile and footwear industries, are calling for strong political support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), ahead of the 15th round of talks next week.
Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw its earnings tumble in the third quarter, hurt by increased markdowns and higher purchasing costs from the strengthened US dollar.
Confidence among UK consumers saw an improvement in September, rebounding to pre-Brexit levels last seen in June, according to new figures.
The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.
The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.
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- Under Armour on track with new UAS sportswear line
- Myanmar garment exports surged 20% in 2015
- Vietnam garment exports slow as orders stall
- Nike digital direction pushes speed and innovation
- H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia
- Vietnam's Vinatex opens $5.7m garment factory
- PVH debuts Van Heusen self-fastening shirts