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Tips for developing the right sourcing strategy

When it comes to developing or adapting an apparel brand or retailer's production strategy, there are six key factors to consider, according...

Common themes unite Inditex and H&M supply chains

As the world’s two largest fast fashion retailers, it’s no surprise that Inditex and H&M continue to outperform their peers with their marke...

Brands back Cambodia industry-wide wage bargaining

Nothing less than industry-wide collaboration will work when it comes to creating living wages in the garment industry, unions say, as talks...

Mitigating footwear sourcing risks in Vietnam

As the second largest footwear supplier to the US, Vietnam is already an important part of the production portfolio for many US footwear com...

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Patagonia's CSR commitments re-shaping the sector 29 Sep 2015

Michelle Russell

Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.

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.

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Primark commits to supply chain sustainability 13 Oct 15

Katie Smith

Value fashion retailer Primark has become the latest company to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), pledging to use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive improvements across its supply chain. 

Huntsman to invest US$5m in Mexico plant 13 Oct 15

Katie Smith

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects is to invest a further US$5m into its Atotonilquillo manufacturing facility in Mexico to meet growing demand for polyester activewear. 

Unions discuss strike action over Cambodia wage 12 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

Independent unions in Cambodia have expressed their dissatisfaction at the Government's new minimum wage for garment workers, and will meet today (12 October) to consider strike action.

Tesco's F&F joins ZDHC as new board formed 9 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.

M&S edit highlights ethically sourced fashion 9 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

Keen to highlight its eco and ethical credentials – from products made in specifically accredited factories, to the use of sustainably sourced fabrics – retailer M&S has asked eco-campaigner Livia Firth to put together a capsule collection picked from its existing autumn clothing ranges.

Unifi expands Repreve distribution and products 9 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

Yarn maker Unifi is expanding the global availability of its Repreve recycled fibre with new distributors in Turkey and Taiwan to help shorten local lead times, and is adding additional performance benefits to the line.

Latest blogs

Ralph Lauren’s gain a blow for Gap 6 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

The unexpected appointment of Old Navy president Stefan Larsson to replace Ralph Lauren as CEO of his namesake business later this year saw Ralph Lauren’s share price jump 13.6%, while Gap Inc’s declined 5.7%.

Navigating potential risks ahead of TPP 28 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

As the second largest footwear supplier to the US, Vietnam is already an important part of the production portfolio for many US footwear companies. But with growth being fuelled by the possible Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), companies eyeing the country as a sourcing destination should also be navigating potential risks.

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