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Latest Interviews

The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.


Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

Latest News

H&M scaling up living wage effort to key suppliers 1 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) is scaling up its fair living wage efforts with plans to add all of its strategic suppliers by 2018 - and is updating its purchasing practices to support those suppliers.


Myanmar approves first minimum wage 1 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

Myanmar has approved the country's first minimum wage for garment workers of MMK3,600 (US$3.2) per day, setting it at the level first proposed two months ago.


EU clothing buyers should brace for higher prices 1 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

The average price of EU textile and clothing imports jumped by 14.2% during the first four months of 2015 – and is set to continue to rise in 2015 and 2016, new research suggests.


Worker rights radio show to launch in Bangladesh 1 Sep 15

Katie Smith

A radio show will launch this week to help Bangladeshi workers, including those in the ready-made garment industry, better understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.


Gore to invest $15m in DWR research 1 Sep 15

Katie Smith

Gore-Tex maker WL Gore & Associates is to invest more than US$15m over the next five years to explore alternative durable water repellent (DWR) treatments.


Fast Retailing and Accenture launch digital JV 1 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has launched a new company aimed at advancing digital innovation as part of a joint-venture project with global management consultants Accenture Japan Ltd.

Latest blogs

Public opinion matters more than Modern Slavery Act 17 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act, which began coming into force at the end of July, sets new disclosure standards on an extraordinary number of garment businesses. But its legal niceties won’t really determine the law’s impact, says one industry observer, who believes public opinion matters more.


Race on to secure TPP agreement 12 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential elections halt progress. Trade ministers are scrambling to try and forge a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement within two months, after a meeting of trade ministers in Hawaii failed to clinch a deal last week.

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