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Apparel factory auditing is in the firing line

Two separate pieces of research are calling for a new approach to the garment factory auditing process, claiming that not only is there a ne...

NRF 2017 – Technology key to shopper experience

Investment in technology and the utilisation of data will be key if retailers are to do more to meet customers' expectations and engage with...

$1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports

Pakistan's clothing industry has told just-style that a new government assistance package announced last week to boost the country's clothin...

Mexico riots hit apparel retailers and shipments

Mexican retailers lost more than $70m amid protests and looting last week that blocked major highways and caused delays in clothing shipment...

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

MAS and Oeko-Tex among new ZDHC affiliates 20 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings and certification body Oeko-Tex are among six new companies that have pledged a commitment to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.


Smart fabric mimics human bone tissue 20 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Researchers in Australia have developed a new smart fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of human bone tissue, that they say could be used to create protective suits that stiffen under high impact.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at what's at stake with Trump's promises to tear up US trade agreements – thanks to a special infographic powered by re:source from just-style – the risks Brexit pose to Cambodia's textile and apparel export sector, and how Trump's potential revamp of the US tax system threatens US apparel importers and their suppliers.


Xeros developing technology for textile sector 20 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

Xeros, which develops polymer technology for commercial cleaning systems, is increasing its focus on both the textile manufacturing and tanning sectors where it believes it can help reduce the use of chemicals, water consumption and effluent.


Proof of product and trust key to US purchases 19 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Citing scientific proof of product is a key factor in US consumer purchase decisions, with trust influencing the final decision to purchase or not, new research has found.


Project JUST awards Seal of Approval for knitwear 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

The Project JUST transparency initiative has added knitwear to its 'Seal of Approval' stable, awarded to brands for top sustainability and ethical sourcing.

Latest blogs

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017 16 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing landscape.


Trump trade policies and China tensions top concerns 11 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

This week our focus turns to first thoughts from a panel of industry experts consulted by just-style on the challenges and opportunities likely to face the apparel supply chain in 2017, with prospects for volatile and uneven growth, Trump’s trade policies, and tensions between the US and China among the issues highlighted.

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