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10 'disruptors' of concern for global retailers

Disruption was the central theme at this year's World Retail Congress in Paris, covering everything from the innovation of new businesses to...

Growth in smart garments and wearable technology

Long touted as "the next big thing", wearable technology has until now been held back by concerns ranging from cost to style, comfort and pr...

Size Stream measures up new market opportunities

3D body scanners were first used to generate detailed size and shape data back in the late 1990s, and have since had a key role to play in h...

Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre

While global wool production for the 2014/2015 year is forecast to be at its lowest level for 70 years, its prospects for future growth are...

Latest Interviews

Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.

Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Latest News

Anya Hindmarch to deploy apparel PLM 21 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

Handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has selected Centric Software's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, to support its growth ambitions.

Gerber adds to team with Software Solutions head 21 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Gerber Technology has named Karsten Newbury as vice president and general manager of its Software Solutions, in a move the company says strengthens its focus on providing integrated tools for the fashion industry.

TAL Apparel leads $12m funding in Metail 20 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

Virtual fitting room company Metail has raised a further US$12m in funding led by Hong Kong based TAL Apparel, one of the world's leading garment suppliers.

Checkpoint enhances RFID print shop capabilities 20 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

US-based product identification manufacturer Checkpoint Systems has enhanced the capabilities of its Check-net print shops, allowing for quicker printing, encoding and testing of RFID labels.

Blank Generation to deploy apparel PLM 20 Oct 14

Katie Smith

Design, fashion and licensing business Blank Generation has become the first US customer for South African product lifecycle management (PLM) software firm iSyncSolutions.

Infor offers new fashion PLM cloud platform 16 Oct 14

Richard Woodard

Software provider Infor has unveiled Infor CloudSuite Fashion, aimed at offering fashion customers “mission critical” applications in the cloud environment.

Latest blogs

Gap CEO switch a sign of transition 13 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

If evidence is needed as to the new direction likely to be pursued by US retail giant Gap Inc, look no further than the company's new leadership change. It was revealed last week that CEO Glenn Murphy is to step down in February, making way for Art Peck, the head of Gap's digital division.

just-style readership survey 7 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

We've just launched our first readership survey in two years - and want to know what you think about just-style, and the challenges you're facing at the moment.

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