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Collaboration key to driving responsible sourcing

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on h...

The top threats to global supply chains in 2017

Risks ranging from cargo theft to terrorism incidents remain among the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, according to a new r...

What's behind Britain’s apparel export boom?

When it comes to apparel-making in Britain, there's one thing we all think we know: there isn't very much of it. But Britain's official trad...

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovation

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last we...

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Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.


How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions 11 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.

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Asics to list suppliers, speed energy efficiency 26 May 17

Michelle Russell

Sportswear firm Asics Corporation intends to publicly disclose its apparel and footwear suppliers in the year ahead, and says it will accelerate its energy efficiency projects to try to reduce emissions after falling behind in progress towards its 2020 CO2 reduction targets.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 May 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, Marks & Spencer admits "there is still much to do" as profits slumped by almost two-thirds, a new survey into fashion shopping habits finds consumers buy more clothes than they need and use, and Levi Strauss & Co grants US$350,000 to develop new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain.


Browns Shoes picks new order management system 26 May 17

Beth Wright

Canadian footwear retailer Browns Shoes has invested in a new order management system (OMS) to manage growth and boost efficiency and effectiveness with ship-from-store services.


Learn about data driven PLM in this free webinar 26 May 17

Leonie Barrie

Visual Next, the end-to-end software solutions provider for the apparel and footwear industry, is hosting a webinar on just-style next week to look at the trending topic of ‘Big Data’ for fashion business.


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton 25 May 17

Michelle Russell

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.


New colour systems offers greater precision 25 May 17

Michelle Russell

A new colour-coding system has been developed that uses logical codes and intuitive design to help fashion and textile firms achieve and communicate a more accurate and precise colour.

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Industry welcoming move to renegotiate NAFTA 23 May 17

Michelle Russell

The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement.


Cutting edge technology defining apparel industry 15 May 17

Michelle Russell

Cutting-edge textile processing products including a new technology for dyeing yarns in a more sustainable manner and a digitalised sewing machine set up via a touchscreen or app, were among the most exciting developments at last week's Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

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