Sourcing: Latest news and analysis articles
On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been made to improve...
Industry groups, brands and unions have reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the completion and long-term reform of Bangladesh's apparel...
America may have scrapped its major sanctions against emerging outsourcing centre Myanmar, and brought back the southeast Asian country's GS...
VF Corp’s latest five-year growth plan sets out the company’s goals to 2021, including a ramped-up focus on its top-performing Vans, Timberl...
With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.
Exactly 12 months into his role as chief executive of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, and Eran Itzhak is in a buoyant mood. The business is debt-free for the first time in nearly a decade, has refocused its manufacturing base on Ethiopia, Egypt and Vietnam, and is fighting back with new products and a return to innovation.
As part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has unveiled a new sustainability strategy, designed to balance the need for profitable growth and make sustainable fibres available to the growing world.
US speciality retailer Gap Inc is stepping up its commitment to sustainability with a pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel within the next five years.
Adidas, Reebok, Marks & Spencer and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) have topped a transparency index launched last year to monitor and rank high street clothing brands on transparency across their value chains.
As part of its commitment to create 1m pairs of shoes made from up-cycled marine plastic by the end of the year, German sportswear giant Adidas has revealed it will launch three new Parley running shoes next month.
Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has published the names and locations of the direct factories that manufacture garments for its Berghaus brand, in a bid to increase transparency across its supply chain.
Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has hailed 2016 as a "great year of progress" with 51% of its garments made from sustainable materials last year, but admits there is still work to be done if the company is to achieve its 80% target by 2020.
Confirmation that digital supply chains are top of mind for apparel industry executives came last week with the latest plans from global sourcing specialist Li & Fung.
As a barometer of the issues top of mind for apparel sourcing executives, it is hard to beat the annual Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong.
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- Gap unveils five-year sustainable fibres pledge
- US textile industry applauds Trump executive order
- Pentland Brands reveals Berghaus factory list
- Adidas and Reebok top transparency index
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