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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...
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...
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...
Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research business The NPD Group has launched a new wearables advisory service including a range of reports, data and analysis.
Bayer MaterialScience and Bluesign Technologies are joining forces in an effort to boost safe production processes and working conditions throughout the value chain.
Department store retailer John Lewis has appointed Sienne Veit to the newly created role of director of online product.
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.
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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