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Experts urge faster pace to sustainable factories

As the global clothing and textile industry looks towards a 2017 where trade relations are unpredictable, fast fashion giant Hennes & Maurit...

State of Sourcing 2017 – just-style survey results

The apparel supply chain will continue to be buffeted by rising costs and pressure for faster deliveries, smaller quantities and more styles...

State of Sourcing 2017 survey – Supply chain shift

Having established that rising costs are among the top challenges for apparel sourcing executives as they head into 2017, the second part of...

State of Sourcing 2017 survey – Confidence & costs

More pessimistic expectations for consumer confidence in all key markets in the year ahead set the scene for just-style's State of Sourcing...

Latest Interviews

How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.


No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

Latest News

Brands need to tackle Turkey factory refugee abuse 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

Nordic fashion brands including H&M, KappAhl, Lindex are not doing enough to help tackle the abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories, a new report suggests.


Proof of product and trust key to US purchases 19 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Citing scientific proof of product is a key factor in US consumer purchase decisions, with trust influencing the final decision to purchase or not, new research has found.


Patagonia launching circular economy platform 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia is to launch an e-commerce platform for its Worn Wear programme where it will sell used Patagonia clothing and gear online, sourced directly from its customers.


Project JUST awards Seal of Approval for knitwear 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

The Project JUST transparency initiative has added knitwear to its 'Seal of Approval' stable, awarded to brands for top sustainability and ethical sourcing.


Inditex strengthens safe water commitment 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

Spanish clothing giant Inditex has strengthened its partnership with water crisis solutions non-profit organisation, Water.org, to improve access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries.


Global news roundup 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

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

Latest blogs

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017 16 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing landscape.


Trump trade policies and China tensions top concerns 11 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

This week our focus turns to first thoughts from a panel of industry experts consulted by just-style on the challenges and opportunities likely to face the apparel supply chain in 2017, with prospects for volatile and uneven growth, Trump’s trade policies, and tensions between the US and China among the issues highlighted.

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