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US fashion industry applauds trade bills package

A package of bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday (16 April) has sparked hope that a long-delayed trade agenda could finally m...

3D printing gears up for fashion industry change

The organiser of a 3D print fashion show in New York has told just-style there will be major changes in fashion industry supply chain becaus...

Cutting pollution saves China textile mills money

Annual savings of $14.7m in operating costs are being claimed for an initiative helping to cut water, energy and chemical use at textile mil...

Adidas worker hotline bridges communication gap

Sporting goods giant Adidas is evolving its factory monitoring system away from auditing to track supply chain compliance and is instead wor...

Latest Interviews

Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.


Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.

Latest News

Benetton doubles Rana Plaza payment to US$1.6m 17 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group is to double the amount of compensation paid into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund to US$1.6m following an independent assessment by PwC.


Traceable label offers textile transparency 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

CCertification body Oeko-Tex has launched a new product label that enables textiles to be traced along the supply chain from source to consumer.


Dickies debuts body heat mapping tech workwear 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Apparel brand Dickies has launched an "industry-first" workwear collection designed using body heat mapping technology to pull moisture away from key areas of the body.


Huntsman reactive inks to enhance digital printing 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Huntsman Textile Effects, the manufacturer of chemicals and dye products, has introduced a range of reactive inks designed to deliver deeper shades and optimum print performance at a lower cost.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why better working conditions in garment factories improves productivity and profitability, Morocco's plans to grow fast fashion exports, and a comment on the challenges Myanmar faces if its garment industry is to reach its true potential.


Global concerns weigh on WTO trade forecasts 16 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

?World merchandise trade is set to see a “modest” recovery in 2015 and 2016 following three years of weak growth, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said, but geopolitical crises and concerns about economic growth are weighing on its forecasts.

Latest blogs

H&M leads on sustainable fashion 17 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

H&M's new Conscious Exclusive collection, which launched this week, proves that high street fashion can be sustainable. And as the line gains momentum it’s using more diverse materials, including recycled beads, fabrics such as hemp, organic linen, and organic leather.


Strikes underscore Vietnam challenges 13 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challenges facing one of the industry's main manufacturing hubs. It also exposes a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country that many see as a key sourcing alternative to China.

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