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Software solutions enhance speed and visibility

Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recen...

Supply chain weighs on Kering's green footprint

Luxury goods group Kering is taking an innovative approach to understanding – and changing – the environmental footprint of its business by...

Tanzania adds to Africa’s apparel sourcing mix

Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda are all ramping up their efforts to put Africa on the apparel sourcing map with a range of policies designed to e...

Where next for 3D design and prototyping?

There’s no doubt 3D design and virtual prototyping is a potential disruptor to the traditional way the apparel industry does business, from...

Latest Interviews

North Face ahead of the game on sustainability 8 May 2015

Katie Smith

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.


Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.

Latest News

Film spotlights human cost of fashion 21 May 15

Michelle Russell

A documentary aimed at highlighting the human and environmental costs created by the global apparel industry, and factors for change, has been launched.


AGOA delays drag on sourcing decisions 20 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Groups representing apparel and footwear manufacturers, brands, and retailers in the US and Africa are urging the quick renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – warning that delays in its passage are dragging on sourcing decisions.


Carlos Arias to join Winds Group as CEO 20 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel industry veteran and denim wear specialist Carlos Arias is to take up a new post as chief executive officer of Winds Group, an athletic wear supplier headquartered in Hong Kong.


EU and Turkey to update customs union 20 May 15

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and Turkey are to modernise their 20-year-old customs union and look at ways to enhance bilateral trade ties between the two regions.


Lenzing more than doubles Q1 earnings 19 May 15

Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing more than doubled earnings in its first-quarter thanks to a marketing drive for speciality fibres and the benefits of its cost cutting programme.


China and India to exploit trade relationship 18 May 15

Michelle Russell

China and India have agreed to remove impediments to bilateral trade and investment, and to exploit complementarities in the textile and other sectors outlined in a trade plan signed between the two last year.

Latest blogs

West Coast ports strike skews data 11 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US surged in March, as retailers ramped up their imports of spring/summer merchandise and cargo volumes at West Coast ports started to clear. The top three supplier countries booked double-digit increases, with China leading the way.


Africa's potential to rival Asia for sourcing 8 May 15

Michelle Russell

Interest in sourcing apparel from sub-Saharan Africa might be on the rise, yet the results of a new survey suggest few players currently have concrete plans to tap into its potential.

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