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Fashion meets function with end-to-end solutions

The fashion industry thrives on its ability to react to trends. In the age of Instagram fashionistas, each with millions of followers, never...

US apparel imports from China surge 23% in July

US apparel imports in July booked a double-digit increase on the month before as retailers stocked up for the back-to-school season – with t...

What's 3D-printing doing for apparel and footwear?

3D-printing has already transformed the manufacturing process in many industries, but an assessment of the technology by analysts at Bernste...

Quick wins a key part of 3D virtual design puzzle

While the fashion industry still grapples to find the best ways to leverage the business benefits of 3D design and virtual prototyping tools...

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Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness 1 Dec 2015

Wang Fangqing

While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism. 

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

Sri Lanka Design Festival to focus on innovation 29 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Disrupting old systems, and reinvention and transformation, will be the key themes of this year's Sri Lanka Design Festival, which aims to map out innovative shifts that could affect the course of the country's apparel industry.

3D customer scan creates true-to-size mannequin 29 Sep 16

Beth Wright

Retailer Long Tall Sally, which specialises in apparel for tall women, has unveiled what it claims to be the first mannequin based on the exact proportions of an actual customer, created using 3D scanning and printing technology.

Nike digital direction pushes speed and innovation 28 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Nike is speeding up its move from traditional manufacturing to digital design as part of a strategy by the US sportswear giant to push apparel and footwear innovation and grow sales. 

PVH debuts Van Heusen self-fastening shirts 28 Sep 16

Beth Wright

US apparel giant PVH Corp has launched men's dress shirts incorporating MagnaClick magnetic closures instead of buttons, designed to help consumers with limited dexterity.

Mobile app for children's apparel safety standards 28 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

A mobile application designed to help brands, retailers and manufacturers adhere to new standards and changing regulations has been developed for the children's apparel industry.

Bench selects PLM for process optimisation 28 Sep 16

Beth Wright

Fashion brand Bench has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help optimise its product development process and drive the company's global growth initiative.

Latest blogs

Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat 19 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.

Tackling transparency and traceability 5 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.

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