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Investment continues in Ethiopia clothing sector

Ethiopia attracted foreign investments of US$1.2bn in the first six months of the 2016/17 fiscal year, with these financial injections domin...

Is China losing its edge as a US apparel supplier?

The outlook for China as a supplier of textiles and apparel (T&A) to the US market remains a topic of heated debate among industry professio...

Learnings from M&S's sustainability journey so far

In the ten years since Marks & Spencer launched its Plan A sustainability commitment the UK-based retailer has "at best" completed 20% of it...

Colombia garment makers invest $40m in production

Colombia's top textile and garment suppliers are making big investments to boost manufacturing automation and innovation and win new orders...

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

Mills and consumers drive denim innovation, design 28 Apr 17

Mindy Ran

Last week’s Kingpins denim showcase in Amsterdam heard that mills and consumers are driving technological innovation and design. Recognition of the impact of social media on consumption, as well as new blends and solutions devised to appeal to untapped consumer demands, were all highlighted.


Sympatex granted injunction against Gore eco claim 28 Apr 17

Michelle Russell

Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has been granted a temporary injunction against rival WL Gore & Associates to prevent it from claiming its polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) membranes – the core of Gore’s basic product – are environmentally-friendly and produced without any PFCs of environmental concern.


Funding secured for Pinatex leather alternative 28 Apr 17

Michelle Russell

Ananas Anam has secured financing to help ramp up its supply of Piñatex, a natural and sustainable alternative to leather made of fibres from pineapple leaves.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Apr 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Gap's pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel, how direct worker feedback from mobile surveys is being used to drive sourcing decisions, and Adidas partners with Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility.


UK fashion sourcing fair expands into accessories 28 Apr 17

Beth Wright

London-based apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP is set for further expansion, with organiser IDEX introducing fashion accessories to its traditional offering of apparel collections due to demand from buyers.


Unfii sees Q3 sales and earnings fall 27 Apr 17

Beth Wright

US yarn manufacturer Unifi saw sales and earnings fall in its third-quarter, with the continued strong performance of its Asia and Brazil operations failing to offset challenging domestic market conditions.

Latest blogs

Why digital supply chains are top of mind 3 Apr 17

Leonie Barrie

Confirmation that digital supply chains are top of mind for apparel industry executives came last week with the latest plans from global sourcing specialist Li & Fung.


Navigating global political frictions and economic uncertainty 28 Mar 17

Leonie Barrie

As a barometer of the issues top of mind for apparel sourcing executives, it is hard to beat the annual Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong.

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