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Wrangler’s commitment to sustainability is guiding the brand’s business and innovation strategy – including its new Made-in-USA Rooted CollectionActivating brand purpose – and putting it to work at Wrangler 23 Apr 19

Guest author

Over the last few years, there's been a lot of compelling information demonstrating the importance of a brand or organisation's purpose. Just like mission, vision, and values before it, purpose is gaining in critical mass as an organisational architecture trend. Here, Roian Atwood, director of sustainability for Wrangler and Lee jeans, discusses the methodologies involved in discovering brand purpose – and how it was put into practice at Wrangler.


The report explores how the current system for producing, distributing and using clothing cannot be sustainedBold policies needed to mainstream sustainable fashion 16 Apr 19

Beth Wright

With a "staggering" 73% of materials used for clothing sent to landfill or incinerated, and less than 1% of the fibres recycled, Ecopreneur.eu, the European Sustainable Business Federation, is calling for decisive policy measures to create a framework to foster the move to a circular fashion economy.


WomenEl Salvador makers seek to develop underwear niche 15 Apr 19

Melissa Vida

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


Shortening the time from concept to consumer is one of the biggest challenges facing fashion executivesApplying the latest digital technologies to fashion product development 12 Apr 19

Guest author

There are a number of steps fashion industry executives can take to expedite design and development, stay at the forefront in an increasingly competitive landscape – and ultimately get a good night’s sleep. Andrew Dalziel, senior director, Industry Strategy, Infor, explains.


Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability at Hugo BossJoined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 Apr 19

Beth Wright

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.


FLA claims factory workers in Vietnam work "excessive overtime", beyond what is acceptable by international standardsVietnam garment workers rely on excessive overtime 11 Apr 19

Beth Wright

Global apparel brands need to redouble efforts to make fair wages a reality without excessive overtime, a new report says, amid claims full-time wages for workers in Vietnamese garment factories are not enough to meet their basic needs.


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