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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...

Apparel retailers balance bricks and clicks

Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now...

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

just-style's research roundup 1 Oct 14

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.

Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Sep 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential growth for smart garments and wearable technology, fashion brands indicating their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian garment workers, and analysts' thoughts on Tesco's profit overstatement.

US investor buys textile testing firm James Heal 26 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

A US investment firm has acquired James Heal and Co, the UK-based supplier of textile testing and measurement instruments to manufacturers around the world, many of whom supply retailers and brands including Next, Marks & Spencer and Louis Vuitton.

NPD launches new wearables service 25 Sep 14

Richard Woodard

Research business The NPD Group has launched a new wearables advisory service including a range of reports, data and analysis.

Bayer and Bluesign in sustainability tie-up 25 Sep 14

Richard Woodard

Bayer MaterialScience and Bluesign Technologies are joining forces in an effort to boost safe production processes and working conditions throughout the value chain.

John Lewis appoints Viet as online director 24 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Department store retailer John Lewis has appointed Sienne Veit to the newly created role of director of online product.

Latest blogs

Responsible development a key requirement 9 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.

Cambodia garment industry approaching crossroads 27 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not yet at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show held in Phnom Penh. Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there are challenges ahead, from rising labour costs to increased competition from neighbouring countries.

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