Fibres & fabrics: Latest news and analysis articles
A focus on innovation in industrial engineering and information technology (IT) is helping manufacturing giant Crystal Group maintain its co...
Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 1m...
Britain’s vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel i...
Significant structural changes are needed across the apparel supply chain in order to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcin...
Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.
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.
Under Armour’s local-for-local manufacturing vision is taking shape with a new state-of-the-art facility in the US that will serve as the "epicentre" for the sportswear giant's manufacturing and design innovation.
A number of new initiatives, including access of up to US$1m (KES1m) in financing, are underway to help Kenyan designers and small-scale manufacturers tap into the opportunities offered by global apparel value chains.
Japan’s Asics Corporation and Toray Industries have teamed up to develop a new high performance fabric that changes colour depending on the angle at which it is viewed.
Yarn giant Hyosung is unveiling a new odour neutralising elastane next month aimed at the sports underwear and athletic apparel markets, and for brands who want to move away from antimicrobial chemicals next to the skin.
An upcoming event showcasing the entire denim supply chain in Bangladesh and beyond is set to double in size this year with 100 exhibitors expected to descend on Dhaka in November.
The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative has joined the UK's Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) to help retailers and brands reduce the carbon, waste and water footprint of their clothing by sourcing its certified cotton.
A lack of speed in the apparel supply chain is being blamed for weaker merchandise margins, with significant structural changes needed to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model.
An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed last week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise. The luxury retailer is also set to close more than 50 stores and slash its workforce by around 8%.
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