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The global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on how it tackles sustainability, speakers said

Collaboration key to driving responsible sourcing

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on h...

Protests over wage and other labour issues are seen across Asia in the year ahead

The top threats to global supply chains in 2017

Risks ranging from cargo theft to terrorism incidents remain among the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, according to a new r...

Official data shows recent growth in some textile production in the UK

What's behind Britain’s apparel export boom?

When it comes to apparel-making in Britain, there's one thing we all think we know: there isn't very much of it. But Britain's official trad...

For many years, retailers' response to falling demand has been to simply slash prices

Apparel retail in the age of austerity

What's wrong with retail these days? asks Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc. Like some slow-motion car wreck, global apparel re...

The evoPOWER Vigor 1 was developed in partnership with Covestro and uses Puma's Accufoam technology

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovation

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last we...

Cambodia has skills shortages across all industries, including clothing

Cambodia clothing sector faces up to skills gap

Cambodia's apparel industry – of critical importance to its national economy – is struggling to retain experienced workers, which means the...


'Who Made My Clothes?' will redefine fashion supply chains 15 May 17

24 April marked the anniversary of the horrific collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the years since, the incident has sparked a worldwide movement called Fashion Revolution, whose mission is to unite people and organisations to work together towards radically changing the way clothes are sourced, produced and consumed.


Technology and sustainability help transform denim industry 12 May 17

Technological innovation continues to transform every step of the jeans industry from fibre blends, alternatives to indigo dyes, use of sustainable resources, and new developments in fit and finish.

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UK clothing sector needs industrial policy support

Michelle Russell | 26 May 17 'The output of UK apparel manufacturing has been declining constantly'

The UK textile and clothing manufacturing sector needs a more imaginative industrial policy to help it build the capabilities needed for a sustainable future, a new report argues.


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton

Michelle Russell | 25 May 17 13 clothing and textile brands have pledged that 100% of the cotton they use will come from sustainable sources by 2025

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.


M&S FY profit slumps 64% on lower clothing sales

Michelle Russell | 24 May 17 M&S has invested in revamping its clothing range and lowering prices

UK retail group Marks & Spencer says "there is still much to do" as it revealed profits slumped by almost two-thirds last year due to restructuring costs, while clothing sales continued to fall.

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Coach launches tender offer to acquire Kate Spade

Deckers optimistic as Q4 loss narrows

Asics to list suppliers, speed energy efficiency

Dior, Nike and Inditex largest apparel companies

Innerwear specialists Naked and Bendon to merge

US Q1 in brief – Caleres, Genesco, Dollar Tree

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Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 17

Leonie BarrieDr Arkebe Oqubay is the visionary leader driving Ethiopia's textile and apparel growth strategy

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.


How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions – Interview 11 Apr 17

Leonie BarrieAnsgar Lohmann, head of the Corporate Social Responsibility department at KiK Textil and Non-Food GmbH (KiK)

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.


The "power of the many" drives change at Otto Group – Interview 22 Feb 17

Beth WrightAndreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at the Otto Group

With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.

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Industry welcoming move to renegotiate NAFTA

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 23 May 17

The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement.


Cutting edge technology defining apparel industry

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 15 May 17

Cutting-edge textile processing products including a new technology for dyeing yarns in a more sustainable manner and a digitalised sewing machine set up via a touchscreen or app, were among the most exciting developments at last week's Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.


Ethiopia apparel and textile industry making massive gains

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 8 May 17

just-style's editor Leonie Barrie recently visited Ethiopia to see for herself the massive developments taking place to elevate this East African nation into a compelling new garment and textile sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

Hot Apparel Issues

Apparel made in Ethiopia

Apparel made in Ethiopia

just-style’s editor Leonie Barrie recently visited Ethiopia to see for herself the massive developments taking place to elevate this East African nation into a compelling new garment and textile sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

Rana Plaza - Four year anniversary

Rana Plaza - Four year anniversary

On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety within the country's ready-made garment industry.

PSF 2017 – Navigating the perfect storm in fashion sourcing

PSF 2017 – Navigating the perfect storm in fashion sourcing

Global political frictions and economic uncertainty, investment in automation and efficiencies, digitalisation, data and skills shortages are among the challenges facing today’s apparel sourcing executives.

Primark challenges critics with India cotton initiative

Primark challenges critics with India cotton initiative

With the aim of ensuring all cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, Primark is adamant having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain.

Apparel Market Research

Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2

Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2022

This ever-popular report summarises the global production and market consumption of denim jeanswear worldwide. In this edition of the report, just-style has combined the idea of fashionability with that of price, in the form of a price-fashion matrix. Fashionability is a very subjective issue in clothing, and no more so than in the jeans sector. What is one person’s commodity, a five pocket Western jean, may be high fashion to another because of a change to cut, such as straight leg, or skinny, or flared... Read more

Published: April 2017 - ($1390.00)


Global Licensing Trends in Children’s Apparel and Footwear

Published: April 2017 - ($1325.00)


Clothing Market in Singapore to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: March 2017 - ($525.01)


Clothing Market in the Top 5 African Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: March 2017 - ($2025.05)


Menswear Market in United States to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: March 2017 - ($525.01)


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