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Faster supply chain key to Ralph Lauren turnaround

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed this week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larss...

Sustainability – the next use case for RFID?

As well as the business benefits of adopting radio frequency identification (RFID), there's wide scope to apply it across various parts of t...

Texprocess Americas taps into apparel automation

Automation and robotics were among the key trends on show at last week's Texprocess Americas exhibition. These industry-changing technologie...

How software contributes to cleaner supply chains

Implementing new technology and software solutions is the key to improving quality, compliance and oversight throughout the supply network....

Latest Interviews

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

Better Work Vietnam launches labour law mobile app 24 Jun 16

Beth Wright

The Better Work Vietnam initiative has launched a new Labor Law app for smartphones, designed to educate garment factories and outside users on the compliance challenges faced in the industry.


Epson buys digital textile printing specialist 24 Jun 16

Beth Wright

Printing specialist Epson has agreed a deal to acquire Italian textile printer manufacturing company Robustelli.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the sourcing trends and strategies of US fashion firms, Primark's continued expansion in the US, the top ten key trends in apparel and footwear markets, and barriers to remediation in Bangladesh's RMG sector.


Centric develops samples field testing mobile app 23 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

Product lifecycle management (PLM) solution provider Centric Software has developed a field testing mobile app designed to help apparel and footwear companies track the usage and performance of prototypes and samples. 


UK fashion sourcing fair surpasses expectations 22 Jun 16

Beth Wright

London-based sourcing event Fashion SVP has doubled in size over the last two years with organiser IDEX saying the growth of the show has surpassed all expectations since its launch in 2012.


Eco-friendly denim made from cotton knit cuttings 21 Jun 16

Beth Wright

Denim North America (DNA), a division of DNA Textile Group, is launching a new US-made denim constructed using a yarn made out of cotton knit cuttings discarded during the apparel cut and sew process. 

Latest blogs

Weak merchandise margins blamed on sourcing woes 20 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

A lack of speed in the apparel supply chain is being blamed for weaker merchandise margins, with significant structural changes needed to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model.


All change in Ralph Lauren's supply chain 13 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed last week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise. The luxury retailer is also set to close more than 50 stores and slash its workforce by around 8%.

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