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What's behind Britain’s apparel export boom?

When it comes to apparel-making in Britain, there's one thing we all think we know: there isn't very much of it. But Britain's official trad...

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovation

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last we...

Cambodia clothing sector faces up to skills gap

Cambodia's apparel industry – of critical importance to its national economy – is struggling to retain experienced workers, which means the...

'Who Made My Clothes?' will redefine supply chains

24 April marked the anniversary of the horrific collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the years since,...

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Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.


"Power of the many" drives change at Otto Group 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.

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Fashion industry's environmental pulse scores low 22 May 17

Michelle Russell

The fashion industry has an opportunity to act differently, pursuing profit and growth while creating new value for the world economy, a new report says, and addressing an urgent need to place environmental, social and ethical improvements on management’s agenda.


Smart factory investment fuelling productivity 22 May 17

Michelle Russell

Investment in "smart" manufacturing could fuel productivity growth of over 27% over the next five years, a new report has found, if companies make use of key technologies and continue to drive a coherent transformation with upskilling of their workforce.


Wage initiative is recognised by G20 22 May 17

Beth Wright

An initiative which aims to change the way companies source garments to ensure higher wages can be paid, has been recognised by G20 Labour Ministers as an example of the essential role of social partners in reducing inequality, eliminating poverty wages and achieving sustainable wage growth.


More effort required in Bangladesh RMG sector 22 May 17

Beth Wright

Representatives of the EU, US, Canada, Bangladesh and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have recognised the progress made by Bangladesh in the third annual review of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact, but reaffirmed the need to ensure workers enjoy freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.


G-III Apparel inks DKNY deal in US and Canada 22 May 17

Beth Wright

G-III Apparel Group has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with PVH Corp, in a move that will see the US apparel giant design and distribute menswear for the DKNY brand in the US and Canada.


Global news roundup 22 May 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

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Cutting edge technology defining apparel industry 15 May 17

Michelle Russell

Cutting-edge textile processing products including a new technology for dyeing yarns in a more sustainable manner and a digitalised sewing machine set up via a touchscreen or app, were among the most exciting developments at last week's Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.


Ethiopia apparel and textile industry making massive gains 8 May 17

Michelle Russell

just-style's editor Leonie Barrie recently visited Ethiopia to see for herself the massive developments taking place to elevate this East African nation into a compelling new garment and textile sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

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