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Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance. Based...

Asian union development and the Western response

For the past three years, industrial action has been on the rise in all Asian garment exporting countries. It is a replay of similar events...

Factory funding gap has mixed impact in Myanmar

Myanmar’s garment export industry as a whole is developing rapidly. But the battle for growth and added value is heavily weighted against th...

When will Bangladesh take compliance seriously?

Are Bangladesh’s garment factory owners about to destroy their extraordinary apparel success story? On the face of it, the question sounds a...

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G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.


Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.

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L Brands makes PFC-free supply chain pledge 4 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Apparel company L Brands, owner of lingerie brands Victoria's Secret and La Senza, has instructed its supply chain to stop using PFCs in their products.


Uniqlo owner highlights supplier factory progress 3 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has highlighted the progress it has made with monitoring and improving working conditions at its textile supplier factories following a series of alleged violations earlier this year.


Raw material audits a highlight for Gildan 3 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Auditing key raw material suppliers was among the key achievements for Gildan Activewear in 2014, as part of the company's social compliance programme which aims to drive best practices in the apparel industry.


Archroma to debut new digital printing service 3 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Textile chemicals specialist Archroma is gearing up for the introduction of what it claims will be a "pioneering system" that will mark a turnaround in the textile digital printing market.


Hermes promises action over animal cruelty claims 31 Jul 15

Stuart Todd

Hermès has pledged to take action against suppliers who do not respect animal welfare regulations after an investigation exposed violations at the French luxury group's tanneries.


Intertextile Shanghai to cover entire denim chain 31 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

The entire denim supply chain – from yarns, fabrics, garments and accessories through to machinery – will be on show for the first time at the upcoming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics fair.

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just-style’s 5 days of deals 28 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

We’re offering a range of daily deals on just-style research this week, with each day offering an opportunity to purchase two different reports at reduced rates.


Intriguing questions about the impact of Amazon 27 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

A lot was written about Amazon on just-style last week, following a prediction that the internet giant could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017. The retailer also posted a surprise second-quarter profit, giving it a valuation that is higher than Wal-Mart. The figures raise intriguing questions about Amazon’s possible impact on the clothing market.

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