Sourcing, Technology, Social & environmental: Latest news and analysis articles
The economic environment in the aftermath of the financial crisis meant many brands became lazy about their working capital, almost half of...
Volatility and complexity are endemic in today's business environments, which makes planning extremely difficult. Along with streamlining pr...
A spate of books written over the past few years explores various aspects of the global garment business. But for Robert Antoshak, managing...
China is using a catchy English-language TV ad to promote its 13th Five-Year Plan for the five years to 2020. But does the Plan really tell...
With new facilities opening in Bangladesh and Vietnam, an investment to take automation to the next level, and an eye on Africa, Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Epic Group is also on a relentless efficiency drive. Chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani tells just-style why constant evolution is key.
Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has come under fire from labour rights groups for failing to improve working conditions and environmental pollution at Uniqlo supplier factories in mainland China.
Spanish department store retailer El Corte Inglés and international development organisation BRAC have made "significant" donations into the Tazreen compensation fund, three days after the third anniversary of the factory fire that killed 112 workers.
Proposals to allow the recycling of plastics that contain the banned softener diethylhexyl phthalate (DHEP) into soft PVC items such as footwear, have been rejected by the European Parliament.
International chemical and fibres group Solvay has committed to reducing the CO2 intensity of its activities by 40% by 2025 as part of a set of new sustainable ambitions under its growth strategy.
International outdoor apparel and equipment manufacturer Mammut Sports Group is deploying a digital solution to streamline collection planning and control brand identity.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include the kick-off of Cambodia's living wage campaign, a look at why China's five-year plan is unlikely to change garment-making, a review of a new book on Fixing Fashion, and figures that suggest global apparel and footwear expenditure is expected to decline in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011.
If proof was needed of the link between consistent garment size and fit and its impact on top-line growth, then look no further than European value fashion retailer C&A – where a 10-month overhaul of fit and product development processes is already paying dividends.
The release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement earlier this month coincided with a number of events showing how unpredictable the deal’s approval is likely to be.
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- German sustainable textile scheme heads to Vietnam
- Global clothing and footwear trade to drop by 1.5%
- Golden Lady creates a new man-made fibre
- Cambodia living wage campaign kicks off
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