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Digitisation to drive new apparel-making models

Clothing manufacturing will be completely transformed by the internet and digital printing over the next five to ten years, according to ind...

Under Armour Lighthouse will disrupt production

US sportswear giant Under Armour says it wants to propel its brand into the future through a new state-of-the-art Lighthouse manufacturing i...

Fashion meets function with end-to-end solutions

The fashion industry thrives on its ability to react to trends. In the age of Instagram fashionistas, each with millions of followers, never...

US apparel imports from China surge 23% in July

US apparel imports in July booked a double-digit increase on the month before as retailers stocked up for the back-to-school season – with t...

Latest Interviews

How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

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. 

Latest News

SGS develops chemical management system tool 26 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Inspection and verification company SGS has developed a tool suppliers in the apparel industry can use to implement a chemical management system that it says will protect people's health and safety, as well as the environment.

Invista's Cordura develops performance wool 26 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Invista's Cordura brand has collaborated with Italian fabric producer Marlane for the development of a performance wool fabric it says offers enhanced abrasion resistance and longevity.

Celebrity Pink and Liverpool Jeans invest in PLM 26 Oct 16

Beth Wright

US denim brand Celebrity Pink and Liverpool Jeans has invested in PLM to help accelerate its development process and shorten time to market.

Rhone develops innovative activewear technology 26 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

High-end performance and lifestyle brand Rhone has developed a technology that infuses gold particles into its highest-performance fabrics to produce a softer, safer, faster-drying, longer-lasting, odour-neutralising activewear garment.

Prefair invests in omni-channel software 26 Oct 16

Beth Wright

Prefair, the largest outlet in North America, has invested in modern omni-channel ERP and PLM software to facilitate faster and more efficient operations.

New Solotex provides cushioning in sports apparel 26 Oct 16

Beth Wright

Textile and fibre company Teijin has unveiled a new version of its Solotex fabric, specifically designed to provide cushioning, a smoother texture, and improved elasticity for sports apparel.

Latest blogs

Ethiopia unrest a sourcing risk? 18 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and leather manufacturer Pittards both say they are monitoring the situation in Ethiopia closely after the country's government declared a state of emergency after months of unrest.

Asia facing up to increased competition 10 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Increasing competition for garment sourcing contracts is seeing China not only being challenged by other countries in Asia, but by sub-Saharan African and even Russian suppliers too. And it is pushing Asian governments to sharpen their industrial policies to try to retain market share.

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