Apparel: Latest news and analysis articles
With agreements for two acquisitions totalling around $1bn in the space of just 21 days, Hanesbrands is positioning itself as the largest ba...
A lack of collaboration between the textile and electronic industries continues to be one of the main obstacles to progress in smart garment...
Bangladesh's garments exports have continued to grow at a steady pace despite the country's image taking a hit following the Tazreen and Ran...
Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three year...
An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.
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.
The US and Sri Lanka last week adopted a joint action plan to boost bilateral trade and investment between the two countries over the next five years – including strengthening worker rights and promoting ethical and environmentally sustainable manufacturing, especially in Sri Lanka’s ready-made garment sector.
Vietnam's apparel and textile industry is calling on the country's government to revise its "out of date" 2020 development plan with a vision that will match the country's progress and improve its competitiveness.
Coolcore’s chemical-free cooling and moisture transportation fabrics are to be distributed throughout Japan thanks to a just-signed exclusive distribution agreement with Itochu.
Labour rights groups are once again calling on Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) to quicken the pace on Bangladesh supplier factory remediation work as the Swedish fashion retailer prepares to hold its annual general meeting.
The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme have joined forces to scale chemical management in textile and footwear global supply chains.
A three-year initiative was launched in Bangladesh at the weekend to support decent work for Bangladeshi migrant workers, and those returning to the country.
Contrasting fortunes characterised the global clothing industry last week. On the one hand Hanesbrands has positioned itself as the largest basic apparel company in the world after agreeing to buy Australian rival Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal. But on the other, the UK high street stands to lose 204 years of combined retailing history as retailers BHS and Austin Reed Group both called in the administrators.
Having contributed to just-style for five years, serving as news editor for the last two, it has been a pleasure to observe and report on the global textile and apparel industry.
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