Fibres & fabrics: Latest news and analysis articles
A lack of collaboration between the textile and electronic industries continues to be one of the main obstacles to progress in smart garment...
Bangladesh's garments exports have continued to grow at a steady pace despite the country's image taking a hit following the Tazreen and Ran...
Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three year...
A key fibre in the global textile and apparel industry, cotton production is under threat from factors such as climate change, competition f...
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.
While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism.
Textile Exchange has released the second draft of its proposed Responsible Wool Standard (RSW) – and is seeking feedback to ensure that it meets its goals and delivers value to the wool industry.
A Swedish initiative to encourage sustainable water use in textile and leather production says the results of projects last year "surpassed expectations" and generated water savings equivalent to the daily needs of almost 50m people.
Industrial sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has launched its first mobile app to help design and production teams improve the colour selection process.
VF Corporation’s Lee brand in Asia has won an innovation award for its JadeFusion Denim, which features particles from jade gemstones combined with treated cotton to help wick moisture and enable cooler denim in hot, humid climates.
Industrial thread and zip manufacturer Coats has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative, and revealed the latest corporate responsibility progress in its global operations.
Vietnam's apparel and textile industry is calling on the country's government to revise its "out of date" 2020 development plan with a vision that will match the country's progress and improve its competitiveness.
Contrasting fortunes characterised the global clothing industry last week. On the one hand Hanesbrands has positioned itself as the largest basic apparel company in the world after agreeing to buy Australian rival Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal. But on the other, the UK high street stands to lose 204 years of combined retailing history as retailers BHS and Austin Reed Group both called in the administrators.
Having contributed to just-style for five years, serving as news editor for the last two, it has been a pleasure to observe and report on the global textile and apparel industry.
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