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Big data helps Crystal Group sustainability gains

A focus on innovation in industrial engineering and information technology (IT) is helping manufacturing giant Crystal Group maintain its co...

Brexit and the apparel industry – what lies ahead?

The apparel industry must accept Brexit is going to happen – and start planning now in order to try to minimise the damage, writes Mike Flan...

Brexit uncertainty over pending EU trade deals

Brexit creates deep uncertainty over the fate of EU trade deals that are pending ratification – such as the deal with Canada; or those under...

India sets out long-overdue clothing labour reform

Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 1m...

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Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.


Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Latest News

Bangladesh denim event to double in size 27 Jun 16

Beth Wright

An upcoming event showcasing the entire denim supply chain in Bangladesh and beyond is set to double in size this year with 100 exhibitors expected to descend on Dhaka in November.


CmiA joins sustainable clothing action plan 27 Jun 16

Beth Wright

The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative has joined the UK's Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) to help retailers and brands reduce the carbon, waste and water footprint of their clothing by sourcing its certified cotton.


Online fabric platform to "revolutionise" buying 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

A website designed as a virtual buying and selling forum for premium fabrics could "revolutionise" traditional industry buying habits, its founders have said, by giving buyers access to new and relevant designs daily. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the sourcing trends and strategies of US fashion firms, Primark's continued expansion in the US, the top ten key trends in apparel and footwear markets, and barriers to remediation in Bangladesh's RMG sector.


Alliance cuts ties with three more factories 23 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has suspended the operations of a further three factories for failing to make progress in addressing identified safety concerns. 


Centric develops samples field testing mobile app 23 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

Product lifecycle management (PLM) solution provider Centric Software has developed a field testing mobile app designed to help apparel and footwear companies track the usage and performance of prototypes and samples. 

Latest blogs

Weak merchandise margins blamed on sourcing woes 20 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

A lack of speed in the apparel supply chain is being blamed for weaker merchandise margins, with significant structural changes needed to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model.


All change in Ralph Lauren's supply chain 13 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed last week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise. The luxury retailer is also set to close more than 50 stores and slash its workforce by around 8%.

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