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The German-led Partnership for Sustainable Textiles initiative aims to bring about social, ecological and economic improvements along the apparel and textile supply chain

German sustainable textiles scheme loses members

A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has to...

The new AISA programme is designed to offer direct help to Indian clothing companies seeking to boost and introduce sustainable practices

India clothing boss hails sustainability scheme

The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has told just-style how a new national sustainability programme should help...

Vietnam was among only three of the top-ten countries that recorded a year-on-year gain

Vietnam again leads June US apparel import growth

Apparel imports into the US in June have risen as merchants stocked up for summer and prepare for the back-to-school season, climbing on the...

American Apparel now gives shoppers the choice to pay more to buy products that have been made in the USA

American Apparel lifts prices on US-made garments

Gildan Activewear sees a bright future for its newly acquired and just relaunched American Apparel brand – but is giving shoppers the option...

The biggest movers on Verisk Maplecroft's Modern Slavery Index 2017. The pink line represents Turkey.

Modern slavery risk rising in EU supply chains

An influx of migrants into the European Union has raised the risk of modern slavery across 20 EU member states, according to a new global ra...

Ralph Lauren says millennial consumers are no longer interested in physical stores

Ralph Lauren doubling-down on its digital offering

Ralph Lauren has become the latest US brand to announce it is doubling-down on its digital offering and scaling back its retail presence as...


Three ways to accelerate innovation in sustainable fashion 9 Aug 17

Across the fashion industry, there is clear appetite for improved sustainability and positive change. Today, many hope to see the creation of a circular economy, through which old clothes and materials are recycled, recovered or regenerated instead of being thrown away. Industry leaders also want to see a reduction in the environmental impact caused by the manufacturing process.


How to build winning buyer-supplier relationships 7 Aug 17

Regular communication, ensuring buyers are fully trained, and that both sides are up-to-date with the latest trends are all important ingredients for a good working relationship between a supplier and a retailer.

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Major Apparel News

Pakistan textile city project set to be wound up

Kaswar Klasra | 21 Aug 17 The Pakistan government has decided to abandon plans to build a Pakistan Textile City near Karachi

In a move that will disappoint many textile manufacturers and exporters, the government of Pakistan has decided to abandon its plans to build a Pakistan Textile City near Karachi.


Millennials drive change in HanesBrands intimates

Leonie Barrie | 18 Aug 17 The new Playtex Love My Curves stays true to the bra brand's core competency of smoothing, lifting and supporting, but updates its look with fresh, modern styling that includes moderate coverage

Apparel giant HanesBrands is changing how it meets the needs of full-figure/plus-size consumers with the launch of new lingerie lines under its Maidenform and Playtex brands "for women who love their curves."


US partners on Ghana apparel manufacturing project

Leonie Barrie | 18 Aug 17 Robert Jackson, US Ambassador to Ghana speaking at the launch of the Ghana Apparel Manufacturing Expansion project, attended by H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

Nearly 2,000 new garment-making jobs are set to be created in Ghana thanks to an initiative with clothing manufacturer Dignity DTRT Limited and supported by the US-government.

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New solution for ‘smart’ NFC apparel hang-tags

Retailers must unite all channels or lose sales

David Hagglund new Topshop/Topman creative chief

Latest Apparel Interviews

Busana expands to build business with leading brands – Interview 17 Aug 17

Leonie BarrieMr Maniwanen Marimutu, chairman of Busana Apparel Group

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.


Clarks manufacturing model steps into a faster future – Interview 11 Jul 17

Michelle RussellMike Shearwood, Clarks chief executive, is hoping to cut lead times to 'teens of weeks'

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.


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.

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Busana Apparel on an expansion drive

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 21 Aug 17

Busana Apparel Group, Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter, is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories. The company’s chairman Maniwanen Marimutu spoke with just-style about the firm’s ambitions.


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Apparel imports into the US rose in June

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 14 Aug 17

Apparel imports into the US rose in June as merchants stocked up for summer and prepared for the back-to-school season, with imports from Vietnam continuing to surge.

Hot Apparel Issues

NAFTA renegotiation – Key issues for textiles and apparel

NAFTA renegotiation – Key issues for textiles and apparel

As the United States, Canada and Mexico prepare to begin formal talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we take an in-depth look at key issues for textile and apparel supply chains.

US reviewing AGOA country eligibility

US reviewing AGOA country eligibility

The US has launched its annual review into the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – but is also looking at withdrawing benefits for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

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.

Apparel Market Research

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innova

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, July 2017

This report provides information on the latest developments in antimicrobial fabrics, dyes and auxiliaries, environmentally sustainable outdoor apparel, environmentally sustainable performance fabrics, environmentally sustainable sewing thread, finishes, new yarns, performance denim, performance fabrics, performance sleeping bags, performance sports apparel, protective apparel, reflective materials, sports apparel, and wearable technology... Read more

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Performance apparel markets: business update, July 2017

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Apparel Accessories in Western Europe

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Nike Inc in Apparel and Footwear (World)

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The UK Premium Clothing & Footwear Market 2017-2022

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