Fibres & fabrics: Latest news and analysis articles
A spate of books written over the past few years explores various aspects of the global garment business. But for Robert Antoshak, managing...
China is using a catchy English-language TV ad to promote its 13th Five-Year Plan for the five years to 2020. But does the Plan really tell...
Jordan's US$1.34bn garment sector continues to expand despite the turmoil in much of the Middle East, with growth forecast at 10% in 2015. Y...
Apparel brands, retailers and suppliers are having to navigate an increasing number of supply chain challenges in order to operate in a more...
With new facilities opening in Bangladesh and Vietnam, an investment to take automation to the next level, and an eye on Africa, Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Epic Group is also on a relentless efficiency drive. Chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani tells just-style why constant evolution is key.
Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.
International chemical and fibres group Solvay has committed to reducing the CO2 intensity of its activities by 40% by 2025 as part of a set of new sustainable ambitions under its growth strategy.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include the kick-off of Cambodia's living wage campaign, a look at why China's five-year plan is unlikely to change garment-making, a review of a new book on Fixing Fashion, and figures that suggest global apparel and footwear expenditure is expected to decline in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011.
The Obama administration is to jointly host the first-ever Smart Fabrics Summit in the US next year, in a bid to spur new developments in the sector and encourage the creation of more US manufacturing jobs.
Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is again calling for retailers and consumers to boycott wool products after its latest investigation exposed the "gruesome mutilation" and abuse of sheep in the wool industry, across three continents.
Italian hosiery, underwear and swimwear specialist Golden Lady has collaborated in a EUR5m (US$5.3m) research project that will see it introduce a new man-made fibre to the market.
Groups including those representing global apparel retailers and importers, are urging the World Bank to suspend loans to Uzbekistan over concerns about the use of forced labour in this autumn’s cotton harvest.
If proof was needed of the link between consistent garment size and fit and its impact on top-line growth, then look no further than European value fashion retailer C&A – where a 10-month overhaul of fit and product development processes is already paying dividends.
The release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement earlier this month coincided with a number of events showing how unpredictable the deal’s approval is likely to be.
- Why China 5-year plan won't change garment-making
- ‘Fixing Fashion’ one stitch at a time
- Navigating a turbulent sourcing landscape
- Supply chains under pressure as Black Friday looms
- Jordan garment sector strong amid regional unrest
- US Q3 in brief: Burlington Stores, Guess, Chico's
- Global clothing and footwear trade to drop by 1.5%
- Cambodia living wage campaign kicks off
- New Balance launches first 3D printed running shoe
- German sustainable textile scheme heads to Vietnam
- Wearable technology: The future market potential for smart garments and e-textiles
- Practical Brand Sourcing Strategy
- Statistics: Trends in Global and Regional Man-made Fibre Production - 2015
- Myanmar's Garment Sector in 2015 - now with updated members' directory
- Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments and Innovations - 2nd Quarter 2015