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Where next for sustainability in fashion?

It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry...

Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance. Based...

Temperature control key to successful seam sealing

Fabrics, and the processes of joining them together, continue to evolve. One of the key factors that can deliver successful seam sealing and...

Legacy systems leave fashion firms lagging

Bob McKee, industry strategy director, fashion, at Infor looks at why legacy systems are holding back manufacturers in the fast-paced fashio...

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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.


G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.

Latest News

ITC narrows denim laser abrasion patent probe 2 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.


Fast Retailing and Accenture launch digital JV 1 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has launched a new company aimed at advancing digital innovation as part of a joint-venture project with global management consultants Accenture Japan Ltd.


Visual 2000 adds real time shop floor analytics 1 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

Visual 2000 International has expanded its End2End apparel software suite to include employee time tracking and real time shop floor monitoring - with the new functionality added via a strategic partnership with Georgia based technology firm Shopfloor Support.


Stock-out paradox persists despite data overload 28 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

Despite living in the ‘golden age of data,’ with retailers having access to unprecedented levels of information on shopping behaviour and trends, their planning and prediction efforts are still failing to meet consumer demand, a new survey suggests. And the problem seems to be most acute in fashion and footwear.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Aug 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact of China's currency devaluation on garment imports and exports, whether Vietnam has the skills and capacity to cope with its impending trade deals, and an interview with Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of GT Nexus on apparel industry disruptors.


Gerber launches Mauritius apparel programme 27 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Gerber Technology has established a technical assistance and training programme in Mauritius, aimed at boosting the uptake of its software solutions for apparel pattern making.

Latest blogs

Race on to secure TPP agreement 12 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential elections halt progress. Trade ministers are scrambling to try and forge a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement within two months, after a meeting of trade ministers in Hawaii failed to clinch a deal last week.


New legislation will impact garment firms 5 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

As part of UK government efforts to lead the global fight against slavery, new legislation will require retailers to publish an annual statement outlining the steps they have taken to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their businesses or supply chains.

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