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The US trade deficit in footwear rose 4% to US$23.8bn last year on the back of a sizeable increase in imports and a marginal drop in exports...
A snapshot of the current state of play in US textile and apparel trade shows imports last year rebounded from a modest decline in 2012, ret...
Apparel businesses need to end the race from one low-cost sourcing country to another and rethink their entire sourcing philosophy in the fu...
To ensure its customers are "part of the process" when it comes to developing its CAD and PLM solutions, Gerber Technology's annual Ideation...
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.
Spanish fashion retailer Mango might have its roots firmly in Europe, but is on a growth trajectory globally, making its presence felt in most major countries. just-style spoke with managing director Enric Casi and Jose Gomez, VP of international business development, about what the future holds and the challenges of operating in today's changing retail environment.
China's clothing and textile manufacturers want to create a sustainable industry unreliant on cheap labour and poor environmental performance, but one that supplies competitive quality output that attracts international sales.
Organic cotton production shows a significant cut in global warming potential, soil erosion, water use and energy demand, according to a new study published by Textile Exchange.
The Bangladeshi government has made “noteworthy progress” on factory inspections and labour law reforms, but much remains to be done, says a senior US trade official.
The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has unveiled a World Cotton Calendar, offering the latest data on area, production and yield.
German sporting giant Adidas says long-term partnerships are the key element of its sourcing model as it celebrates more than 25 years of manufacturing in Indonesia.
Animal rights group PETA is calling on UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols to renew its fur ban, after uncovering “tremendous suffering” in the industry’s Origin Assured scheme.
An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.
Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.
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- New wage ladder lifts workers towards living wages
- US retailers to face logistics issues into 2015
- Tazreen Fashions compensation agreement outlined
- Gap unveils management changes as Q3 profit rises
- Puma commits to 100% PFC removal
- Long-running SL Garment dispute settled
- US apparel prices continue to fall