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Big data helps Crystal Group sustainability gains

A focus on innovation in industrial engineering and information technology (IT) is helping manufacturing giant Crystal Group maintain its co...

India sets out long-overdue clothing labour reform

Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 10m...

Cost biggest barrier to Bangladesh RMG remediation

High interest rates, a lack of financial literacy and an unwillingness among factory managers are proving to be the main barriers to obtaini...

New UK cotton mill adds made-in-Britain momentum

Cotton spinning could be about to enjoy a revival in the UK with the imminent opening of a new mill in the north of England, which claims to...

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Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

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.


Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

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.

Latest News

Biotech firm raises $40m for animal-free leather 29 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

A Brooklyn-based startup has raised $40m to commercialise the production of biofabricated leather grown in labs from living cells.


First firms join new Fairtrade Textile Standard 29 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

Three German clothing brands have become the first companies to sign up to the new Fairtrade Textile Standard launched earlier this year.


Adidas pushes into China with Wanda sports deal 29 Jun 16

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas has struck a deal to work with Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group to promote football and basketball in the country and open large-scale stores in its malls.


Kenya designers and SMEs set for financial boost 28 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

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.


China tech firm expands bio-based nylon capacity 27 Jun 16

Beth Wright

Industrial biotechnology company Cathay Industrial Biotech is expanding its production capability in China's Xinjiang province to manufacture bio-based intermediates used to manufacture bio-based nylon.


CmiA joins sustainable clothing action plan 27 Jun 16

Beth Wright

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.

Latest blogs

Weak merchandise margins blamed on sourcing woes 20 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

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.


All change in Ralph Lauren's supply chain 13 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

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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