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NRF 2016: Retail launches and developments

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportu...

The millennial industry requires radical change

As he refocuses his business on the next generation, consultant David Birnbaum explains why he believes the global garment industry is break...

Are you ready for the new Garment Industry 2.0?

The impact of the internet is giving rise to the individual – as opposed to the mass-market – consumer, with new needs, ethics and expectati...

String gets to grips with traceable supply chain

Mapping the global garment supply chain continues to be a huge challenge for retailers and brands, and one that makes it impossible to manag...

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

Oeko-Tex sets new STeP certification criteria 5 Feb 16

Michelle Russell

Oeko-Tex has put new criteria into place for its STeP certification standard, designed to make the sustainability of production facilities throughout the textile supply chain visible using a transparent scoring system.


Simparel promotes Mangual to president 4 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Fashion software supplier Simparel has promoted fashion and technology veteran Roberto Mangual to the position of president. 


Ethiopia Minister to give Prime Source keynote 3 Feb 16

Michelle Russell

Minister Arkebe Oqubay, special advisor to Ethiopia's Prime Minster, will provide a keynote address at this year's Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, which aims to address dealing with disruptions to the fashion supply chain.


The Kooples upgrades pattern making solution 3 Feb 16

Katie Smith

French fashion retailer The Kooples is implementing the expert version of Lectra's Modaris pattern making, grading and prototyping solution to support its expansion plans. 


Chasing Fireflies moves to cloud PLM platform 3 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Children's lifestyle brand Chasing Fireflies has deployed the cloud-based version of YuniquePLM in a bid to maintain consistency, visibility and efficiency in the development of its proprietary children’s costumes and apparel.


Smart shoes take leap forward with Digitsole 2 Feb 16

Michelle Russell

The future of smart footwear is about to take a leap forward with the launch of a shoe that tightens itself, heats the wearer's feet, and counts calories and distance. 

Latest blogs

Outdoor gear could be harmful 1 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor brands are being urged to eliminate all PFCs from their products and supply chains after the hazardous chemicals were discovered in clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment.


What next for apparel sourcing? 26 Jan 16

Leonie Barrie

While consumers increasingly crave instant gratification, one-of-a-kind merchandise, and more options than ever before in terms of products and how and where to buy them, retailers and brands are being hampered by supply chains that are legacies of a previous era. Is a fundamental redesign the answer? Or can existing ones be improved? We take a closer look at the Roadmap to the apparel supply chain of the future.

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