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Collaboration key to the future of smart textiles

A lack of collaboration between the textile and electronic industries continues to be one of the main obstacles to progress in smart garment...

First figures show Bangladesh exports climb

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...

Bangladesh still needs reforms to fix factories

Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three year...

Using SMS to improve cotton sustainability

A key fibre in the global textile and apparel industry, cotton production is under threat from factors such as climate change, competition f...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

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.

Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness 1 Dec 2015

Wang Fangqing

While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism. 

Latest News

More feedback sought on Responsible Wool Standard 6 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Textile Exchange has released the second draft of its proposed Responsible Wool Standard (RSW) – and is seeking feedback to ensure that it meets its goals and delivers value to the wool industry.

Swedish factory project scales up water savings 6 May 16

Leonie Barrie

A Swedish initiative to encourage sustainable water use in textile and leather production says the results of projects last year "surpassed expectations" and generated water savings equivalent to the daily needs of almost 50m people.

A&E launches thread colour identification tool 6 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Industrial sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has launched its first mobile app to help design and production teams improve the colour selection process.

Lee brand wins award for cooling JadeFusion Denim 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

VF Corporation’s Lee brand in Asia has won an innovation award for its JadeFusion Denim, which features particles from jade gemstones combined with treated cotton to help wick moisture and enable cooler denim in hot, humid climates.

Coats commits to ZDHC as reports CR performance 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Industrial thread and zip manufacturer Coats has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative, and revealed the latest corporate responsibility progress in its global operations.

Vietnam textile sector calls for strategy update 3 May 16

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest blogs

Contrasting fortunes characterise the clothing industry 3 May 16

Leonie Barrie

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.

Goodbye from your news editor 22 Apr 16

Katie Smith

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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