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How PVH is paving the way for connected apparel

Earlier this year apparel giant PVH set up Innovation Next, a new department dedicated to preparing for the big ideas coming at the industry...

Pakistan industry seeks help to kickstart exports

Leaders of Pakistan’s clothing and textile industry have told just-style they are concerned about the sector’s declining exports, and are ca...

Digitisation to drive new apparel-making models

Clothing manufacturing will be completely transformed by the internet and digital printing over the next five to ten years, according to ind...

Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?

Vietnam's National Salary Council may have agreed to increase the country-wide minimum wage next year by the smallest proportion in a decade...

Latest Interviews

How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

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.

Latest News

Hong Kong's Winds Group to open Haiti factory 26 Oct 16

Ivan Castano Freeman

Hong Kong headquartered athletic wear supplier Winds Group will open a new activewear factory in northwest Haiti next week, initially making 12m tops and bottoms for a range of mid-market US brands, just-style has learnt.

Esprit taking greater control of supply chain 26 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Hong Kong fashion brand Esprit is increasing transparency in a bid to maintain better control of its supply chain through improved communication with its tier two suppliers and cotton farms, and the continued adoption of a narrow base supply chain model. 

Invista's Cordura develops performance wool 26 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Invista's Cordura brand has collaborated with Italian fabric producer Marlane for the development of a performance wool fabric it says offers enhanced abrasion resistance and longevity.

Rhone develops innovative activewear technology 26 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

High-end performance and lifestyle brand Rhone has developed a technology that infuses gold particles into its highest-performance fabrics to produce a softer, safer, faster-drying, longer-lasting, odour-neutralising activewear garment.

New Solotex provides cushioning in sports apparel 26 Oct 16

Beth Wright

Textile and fibre company Teijin has unveiled a new version of its Solotex fabric, specifically designed to provide cushioning, a smoother texture, and improved elasticity for sports apparel.

New agenda to shape future European apparel sector 25 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Advanced fibre-based materials, digitisation of manufacturing and supply chains, new sustainable and customer-centric business models and access to growth markets will shape the future of Europe's textile and fashion industries, a new research agenda states. 

Latest blogs

Ethiopia unrest a sourcing risk? 18 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and leather manufacturer Pittards both say they are monitoring the situation in Ethiopia closely after the country's government declared a state of emergency after months of unrest.

Asia facing up to increased competition 10 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Increasing competition for garment sourcing contracts is seeing China not only being challenged by other countries in Asia, but by sub-Saharan African and even Russian suppliers too. And it is pushing Asian governments to sharpen their industrial policies to try to retain market share.

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