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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...

Changing business models to drive sustainability

Executives from fashion brands and manufacturers met in London last month for the Ethical Fashion Forum's annual Source Summit to discuss wa...

Fung Capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia

Fung Capital is investing in US-based Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the apparel industry, h...

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

'Source it' to add another dimension to Texprocess 17 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Organisers of next year's Texprocess trade fair are hoping to help apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers navigate a range of industry challenges, including new sources of production and technologies to help improve productivity.


UK conference to assess fashion's next frontiers 16 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Ground-breaking developments set to shape retail, manufacturing and the supply chain will be the focus of a fashion industry conference set to take place in the UK next month.


Scotch & Soda selects PLM to support growth 16 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Dutch fashion company Scotch & Soda has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help support its growth and geographical expansion.


UK online clothing and footwear sales to top £10bn 15 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Clothing and footwear has become the most-purchased item online amongst UK consumers, new figures show, with women the keenest to click and shop.


Macy's sees tangible results from RFID adoption 15 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Macy's says it is seeing "tangible results" from its adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as the department store retailer looks to build its omnichannel capabilities.


Brandix selects first "game-changing" innovations 12 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

The first of the potential "game-changing" apparel solutions that will be offered support by Sri Lankan exporter Brandix Group focus on speeding product development and time to market.

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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