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Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recen...
A number of new eco-friendly fibre and fabric concepts that only offer more sustainable choices for clothing and footwear were on show at th...
Luxury goods group Kering is taking an innovative approach to understanding – and changing – the environmental footprint of its business by...
Broad-based policies are essential to improve poor garment industry working conditions and promote a better balance between the economic and...
Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.
“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.
The National Cotton Council of America has launched its flagship Cotton USA brand in India, which is itself one of the world's leading producers of cotton.
Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a “ground-breaking” new reactive black dye that is not only free from the hazardous substance p-chloroaniline (PCA), but is also said to help textile mills cut their water and energy use.
Specialty chemicals company Archroma is leveraging innovative chemistry to generate new fashion-forward, eco-conscious colours and finishes for denim and casual wear.
The Philippine government is being urged to carry out a "full and detailed" investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire at a footwear factory in the country earlier this month, which killed 72 workers.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at where 3D design and prototyping is heading for textiles and apparel, Brandix being named PVH's global supplier of the year, and an insight on why broad-based policies are essential to improve working conditions in the garment industry.
A documentary aimed at highlighting the human and environmental costs created by the global apparel industry, and factors for change, has been launched.
Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton – but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.
Apparel imports into the US surged in March, as retailers ramped up their imports of spring/summer merchandise and cargo volumes at West Coast ports started to clear. The top three supplier countries booked double-digit increases, with China leading the way.
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