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The report explores how the current system for producing, distributing and using clothing cannot be sustained

Bold policies to mainstream sustainable fashion

With a "staggering" 73% of materials used for clothing sent to landfill or incinerated, and less than 1% of the fibres recycled, Ecopreneur....

Women's underwear was among the items that experienced most growth in exports from El Salvador last year

El Salvador makers seek to develop underwear niche

El Salvador clothing manufacturers are seeking to solidify their focus on underwear exports, from basic cotton intimates to trendy and sophi...

Shortening the time from concept to consumer is one of the biggest challenges facing fashion executives

Applying digital solutions to product development

There are a number of steps fashion industry executives can take to expedite design and development, stay at the forefront in an increasingl...

FLA claims factory workers in Vietnam work 'excessive overtime', beyond what is acceptable by international standards

Vietnam garment workers rely on excessive overtime

Global apparel brands need to redouble efforts to make fair wages a reality without excessive overtime, a new report says, amid claims full-...

London-based Fashion-Enter is currently investing in expanding its production capacity

Re-shoring – Has its time finally arrived?

Cost and time are the two big factors influencing off-shore versus domestic sourcing decisions. But other issues also come into play, such a...

85% of customers are loyal to a denim brand because it fits well

Five ways to get a good fit to boost jeans sales

The global jeans market is set to become a US$59.46bn opportunity by 2022. But with so much choice available, how can jeans brands and retai...

10 supply chain risk predictions for 2019 9 Apr 19

An array of potential threats could add costs and uncertainty supply chains in 2019 and beyond – including raw material shortages, more recalls and safety scares, and increasingly tough environmental regulations – a new report suggests.

An exciting chapter begins with new just-style magazine 8 Apr 19

We've stepped into an exciting new chapter at just-style, with the launch of the first issue of our new just-style magazine. Each quarter this free digital publication will explore major topics that are top-of-mind for today’s apparel industry executives, plus regular sections on key market developments, sourcing strategy, new technologies and sustainability.

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Wrangler is raising the bar on sustainable denim

Beth Wright | 18 Apr 19 Wrangler has worked with US farmers to create the new traceable, locally-sourced Rooted Collection

US-based jeans brand Wrangler is making a major move to tackle sustainability with a new Made-in-USA denim collection that supports five US cotton-growing states – and takes the brand towards 100% sustainable cotton adoption by 2025.

Adidas first fully recyclable performance footwear

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Apr 19 The Futurecraft.Loop has launched in its beta format and the wider launch will be in 2021

Adidas has launched a 100% recyclable performance running shoe called the Futurecraft.Loop, which is made without glue and from materials that can be broken down and reused to create a brand new running shoe.

Concern as Cambodia bargaining talks stall

Leonie Barrie | 18 Apr 19 Apparel, footwear, and travel goods account for 80% of Cambodia's total exports

Cambodian unions have written to global clothing firms Gap, Puma, Nike, Adidas, Uniqlo, Levi Strauss and VF Corp urging them to sign up to the ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation) living wage initiative and collectively link their international purchasing practices to the development of national industry-wide collective agreements.

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Dutch AGT group "making too little progress"

EU threatens new US tariffs in ongoing subsidy row

Performance wear to get first spider silk fabrics

Pratt Institute to close fashion accelerator

Walmart pegs supplier finance to sustainability

H&M invests in Finnish sustainable fibre producer

Bangladesh Fashionology Summit eyes digitalisation

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Joined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 Apr 19

Beth WrightAndreas Streubig, director of global sustainability at Hugo Boss

It's been almost a year since Hugo Boss outlined its latest, annually revised set of ambitious sustainability targets and the German premium fashion brand continues to make progress towards its goals, including upping its use of more responsibly sourced cotton and reducing the number of potentially hazardous substances within its supply chain. Driving these efforts is Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability, who also tells just-style of his concerns that despite efforts by individual companies, a concerted industry approach is still in its beginning when it comes to driving systematic change.

Why Kingpins is setting new standards for the denim supply chain – Interview 1 Apr 19

Hannah AbdullaAndrew Olah, CEO Olah Inc., Kingpins founder

Implementing an industry standard hasn't been high on the list of priorities for most textile mills for the simple reason that no-one is asking for it. But this is all about to change as pressure mounts for increased sustainability, ethical production and transparency across the apparel supply chain. And a driving force is coming from an unlikely source – the denim trade show Kingpins – as Andrew Olah, event founder and CEO of textile company Olah Inc, explains.

Denim doesn't have to be the bad guy – how Levi Strauss is driving sustainable change 1 Mar 19

Hannah Abdulla Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co

The denim and jeans sector is having to work tirelessly to change perceptions over its sustainability, or lack of it. But change is nigh, promises Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. The company recently expanded its Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) programme to four countries in Asia, which has so far delivered 20% savings in water and energy consumption for six key vendors. Next on the agenda is a new target to reach 40% savings by 2025.

Apparel Blog

Bangladesh Supreme Court delays Accord decision, again

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 15 Apr 19

For the seventh time the Supreme Court of Bangladesh has delayed its decision on the future operation of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in the country – with the court hearing now set to take place on 19 May.

New just-style magazine launches

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 8 Apr 19

We stepped into an exciting new chapter at just-style last week, with the launch of the first issue of just-style magazine. Each quarter this new, free digital publication will explore major topics that are top-of-mind for today’s apparel industry executives, plus regular sections on key market developments, sourcing strategy, new technologies and sustainability.

Indonesia pushes Industry 4.0 onto clothing sector

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 1 Apr 19

Industry 4.0 technologies have been hailed as the key to creating truly smart factories in Indonesia's apparel sector, with the country rolling out an ambitious plan to digitalise the industry as part of its bid to make the world's top five textile and apparel producers by 2030. Making Indonesia 4.0 encourages the county's growing apparel sector to adopt new technologies such as virtual reality, 3D design, automation and using the Internet of Things.

Hot Apparel Issues

Denim's new sustainable direction

Denim's new sustainable direction

The denim and jeans sector is having to work tirelessly to change perceptions over its sustainability – or lack of it. Here's how change is underway.

Outlook 2019 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Outlook 2019 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

The global apparel industry and its supply chain are facing unchartered territory in 2019, according to feedback from executives consulted by just-style

The year on just-style – Highlights of 2018

The year on just-style – Highlights of 2018

Of the thousands of stories published on just-style during the last year, we've filtered out the top news, comment, analysis and interviews of 2018. The US-China trade war, digitalisation, worker safety and sustainability were just some of the issues covered.

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

The UK Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the environmental impacts of the garment industry, as well as social issues such as workers' rights and fair pay.

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