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Euro decline weighs on Turkish clothing industry

Turkish clothing exporters are facing tough times, with the falling euro taking a big bite out of Turkish ready-to-wear clothing export reve...

Asian union development and the Western response

For the past three years, industrial action has been on the rise in all Asian garment exporting countries. It is a replay of similar events...

Pakistan textile mills fear rash of closures

Pakistan’s textile industry is pessimistic about its prospects, warning of wholesale closures amongst fabric mills unless the government ste...

Temperature control key to successful seam sealing

Fabrics, and the processes of joining them together, continue to evolve. One of the key factors that can deliver successful seam sealing and...

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G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.

Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.

Latest News

Euratex raises rules of origin issues in TPP talks 29 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Trade association Euratex has raised a number of issues linked to rules of origin in the ongoing Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks between the EU and US, describing them as “the key issue for EU textile and clothing sector.”

Asahi Kasei ramps up fibre production 29 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Japan’s Asahi Kasei Fiber Corporation is ramping up production of its Cupro and Roica products as it unveils new fibres for fashion and sportswear.

Fakes take 10% of EU clothing and footwear sales 29 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

The scale of the impact of counterfeiting on the EU textile and clothing sector is revealed in a new study, which estimates more than EUR26bn (US$28.8bn) and up to 363,000 jobs are lost every year due to fake clothes, shoes and accessories.

Sudwolle unveils eco-friendly wool treatment 29 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Südwolle Group has launched a plasma treatment for wool, which it claims is a “huge environmental leap forward and sets a new standard for wool processing”.

US upgrades Uzbekistan despite cotton concerns 28 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

A decision by the US to upgrade Uzbekistan in its annual report on human trafficking has been slammed by human rights groups.

Wal-Mart makes greenhouse gases pledge 28 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Wal-Mart has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases across its operations as part of a White House US business climate change commitment.

Latest blogs

just-style’s 5 days of deals 28 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

We’re offering a range of daily deals on just-style research this week, with each day offering an opportunity to purchase two different reports at reduced rates.

Intriguing questions about the impact of Amazon 27 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

A lot was written about Amazon on just-style last week, following a prediction that the internet giant could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017. The retailer also posted a surprise second-quarter profit, giving it a valuation that is higher than Wal-Mart. The figures raise intriguing questions about Amazon’s possible impact on the clothing market.

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