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Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre

While global wool production for the 2014/2015 year is forecast to be at its lowest level for 70 years, its prospects for future growth are...

Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Impact of the TPP on the US textile industry?

There's no doubt the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has the potential to be a game-changer for both the US textile and apparel in...

Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Latest News

UK retailers urged to create biodegradable clothes 23 Sep 14

Richard Woodard

Designers and retailers in the UK are being urged to create clothes from more easily biodegradable materials to ease waste disposal issues.


RadiciGroup adopts transparency cert for yarns 23 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Italian yarn maker RadiciGroup has certified its r-Radyarn and r-Starlight yarns to UNI 11505:2013 certification.


just-style's research roundup 23 Sep 14

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.


ITG launches Hendry Bishop lifestyle fabrics 23 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

The International Textile Group (ITG) has expanded its line of fabrics to include Hendry Bishop, a range including both the Burlington and Cone Denim brands.


Mount Vernon Mills expands flame resistant denims 23 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Textile maker Mount Vernon Mills has added to its portfolio of flame resistant (FR) denim fabrics with the launch of Phoenix TC denim.


Italian firms reaffirm chemical removal commitment 22 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Six of Italy's largest textile suppliers have reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating hazardous chemicals from their supply chains, highlighting the work they have completed to date.

Latest blogs

Closer cooperation urged in Bangladesh 22 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Two separate calls came last week urging the various safety initiatives in Bangladesh to work more closely to coordinate their efforts - and for more input from the Bangladeshi government if the work achieved so far is to continue its momentum.


Back-to-school buoys US imports 15 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.

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