Fibres & fabrics: Latest news and analysis articles
Pakistan's ambition to double its clothing and textile exports over five years, and its accession to the EU's GSP+ trade scheme last year, s...
An estimated one-third of Lesotho's textile and clothing production will be decimated if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is no...
Athletes are increasingly using clothing embedded with sensors and biometric tools to measure their performance. But while the industry is e...
Smart fabrics and wearable technology go hand in hand. And with strong growth forecast over the coming years, it's no wonder fashion and sof...
“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.
The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.
International non-profit organisation Textile Exchange (TE) has launched an online tool that measures the environmental, economic and social aspects of organic cotton production.
Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects has signed an MoU with Korean textile exporter Daechun to help streamline the firm's operations and grow its sustainability initiatives.
Global Brands has booked what it says is a “strong” set of results in its second-half, driven by growth in turnover, and despite a challenging market environment.
A Swedish water project that has resulted in the more sustainable production of apparel and textiles of 120 suppliers in India is being scaled up and rolled out to four more countries.
By adding over 9,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative has reached more than 5.5m people across ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, who are growing the fibre to its sustainability standards.
Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has said operating results in 2014 exceeded expectations, with higher cost-saving targets achieved, despite swinging to a full-year net loss.
Smart fabrics and wearable technology go hand in hand. And with strong growth forecast over the coming years, it's no wonder fashion and software companies are developing new products to tap into the market.
Esprit and Benetton have been quick off the mark to celebrate their ratings as “Detox leaders” in this year’s “Detox Catwalk” rankings. The online platform is designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain, and has just been published for the second time.
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