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Britain’s vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel i...
The UK yesterday (23 June) voted in favour of ‘Brexit,’ a decision that means the country will leave the European Union (EU) – well, soon. M...
Concerns about market competition in the United States have for the first time surpassed worries about rising production and sourcing costs,...
High interest rates, a lack of financial literacy and an unwillingness among factory managers are proving to be the main barriers to obtaini...
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.
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.
The Better Work Vietnam initiative has launched a new Labor Law app for smartphones, designed to educate garment factories and outside users on the compliance challenges faced in the industry.
Legislation to overhaul US chemical control regulations was signed into law by President Obama earlier this week.
US clothing giant VF Corp has achieved LEED platinum certification for its international headquarters in Switzerland.
A website designed as a virtual buying and selling forum for premium fabrics could "revolutionise" traditional industry buying habits, its founders have said.
Printing specialist Epson has agreed a deal to acquire Italian textile printer manufacturing company Robustelli.
Thermal insulation specialist Thermore has converted its entire Ecodown product line to fully recycled fibre content, derived exclusively from PET water bottles.
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.
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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