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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...

Mexico makers see rise in exports and local demand

Mexico's textiles and apparel industry expects revenues to grow 4% to roughly MXN26bn (US$1.6bn) in 2015, helped by a bounce-back in US expo...

Euro decline weighs on Turkish clothing industry

Turkish clothing exporters are facing tough times, with the falling euro taking a big bite out of Turkish ready-to-wear clothing export reve...

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...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

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.


Coats Group swings to substantial H1 loss 3 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Industrial thread and textile crafts business Coats Group Plc swung to a first-half loss of US$41.5m, hurt by currency headwinds and lower revenues at its crafts division.


Wearable payments to exceed $500bn by 2020 3 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are set to soar from $3.1bn in 2015 to $501.1bn worldwide by 2020, a new report suggests.


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.


Egypt clothing makers help reverse import ban 31 Jul 15

Paul Cochrane

Egypt's trade ministry and clothing manufacturers have successfully pushed for a lifting of a temporary ban on all cotton imports by the country’s ministry of agriculture and land reclamation.

Latest blogs

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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