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C&A Foundation's supply chain encompasses more than 1m people

C&A increasing transparency with supplier ratings

Fashion retail chain C&A has expanded the disclosure of its supplier production and, for the first time, published supplier ratings as it lo...

Arket marks a move away from H&M's fast fashion towards a 'slow fashion' brand

What Arket reveals about H&M's new direction

H&M’s new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer. Rather than adopt a faster sourcing strategy, the compan...

Amazon is shaking up apparel retail with new products like the Amazon Echo Look app lets users preview outfits, mark favourites and compare styles

Change or die – a stark message for supply chains

The old guard of the United States apparel and footwear industries better wise up to changes occurring all along the supply chain if they wa...

In 2015, the 16 RCEP members exported US$405bn worth of textiles and apparel – 54% of the world total

RCEP and its impact on textile and apparel trade

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has the potential to be one of the most significant mega-FTAs in the world, both econ...

Adidas's new Speedfactory concept features automated production for high-performance quality and unique design

Need for speed turbocharges footwear supply chains

Moves by Nike and Adidas to turbocharge their footwear supply chains through robotics and automated factories are not only set to shake up t...

SoftWear Automation is working towards full worklines for T-shirts, and workcells for jeans

Sewbots pave the way for the factory of the future

While the use of robotics in the apparel production process remains a frustratingly elusive panacea, fully automated worklines for T-shirts...


China's share of EU clothing imports continues to slip 8 Jun 17

The leading position of China as textile and apparel supplier to the EU has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of other production zones, a new report shows.


Texprocess 2017 – Digitalisation takes shape in fashion value chains 6 Jun 17

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. And they advise that not only does digitalisation have the potential to provide agile support for existing products and reduce time to market for new ones – but that now is the time to start planning to make digital part of your strategy.

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Major Apparel News

Honduras raises $1.5bn for new activewear plan

Ivan Castano Freeman | 26 Jun 17 The textiles and apparel sector in Honduras has raised $1.5bn as part of its 2020 development plan

The textiles and apparel sector in Honduras has raised $1.5bn as part of its 2020 development plan to become a global synthetics yarn and activewear major.


UK keeps duty-free access for developing countries

Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 17

Britain will maintain duty-free access to its market for goods, including textiles and clothing, from dozens of developing countries, including Bangladesh, once it has left the European Union (EU), the Government has said.


Sears Canada to axe 2,900 jobs, close 59 stores

Beth Wright | 23 Jun 17 Sears Canads has been granted 30 days to restructure itself and has been authorised to obtain US$450m in debtor-in-possession financing

Department store retailer Sears Canada is to axe around 2,900 jobs and shutter 59 stores as part of a court-supervised restructuring of the business.

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Adidas to launch new Parley shoe colourway

Bagir completes Ethiopian acquisition

Amazon eyes speedier delivery with drone patent

New Look taps former Zara product chief as CCO

Date set for Sears Canada's Nasdaq de-listing

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Vietnam suppliers boosted by IFC efficiency scheme

US initiates polyester staple fibre trade probe

Latest Apparel Interviews

How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 17

Michelle RussellLeslie Johnston, executive director of C&A Foundation

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.


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.

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Digital pieces of the fashion supply chain take shape

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 17

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.


Latest supply chain leaders?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 5 Jun 17

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex, and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Finding a solution to the sustainability problem

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 30 May 17

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 how it tackles sustainability and responsible sourcing – with collaboration the key to making any real impact.

Hot Apparel Issues

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017

Digitalisation was a buzz-word at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, with new tools allowing data to flow seamlessly from digital design and development all the way through the supply chain.

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.

Apparel Market Research

Global Intimate Apparel Market 2017-2021

Global Intimate Apparel Market 2017-2021

Intimate apparel, popularly known as lingerie, is worn under the main apparel. The global market success of intimate apparel is attributed to understanding the right trend, deciding the appropriate launch time, and selecting the right distribution store. The global apparel market consists of all categories of clothing for men, women, and children. The men's apparel segment consists of apparel for males aged 15 years and above, and the women's apparel segment consists of apparel for females aged 15 years and above. The children's apparel segment consists of apparel for both girls and boys aged 0-14 years... Read more

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The UK Premium Clothing & Footwear Market 2017-2022

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Levi Strauss & Co. - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

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New Concepts in Fashion Retailing

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