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Serai CEO sets vision for apparel trade network

Banking giant HSBC is focusing on the apparel industry with a new digital business-to-business platform that enables retailers and brands, m...

Setting a standard for sustainably grown cotton

A data-rich cotton sustainability initiative is ramping up to help brands and retailers better track the environmental impact of the cotton...

Steering Morocco’s makers through the virus crisis

Fatima Alaouia-Zohra, director-general of Morocco's textile and clothing industry association AMITH, tells just-style how the Covid-19 crisi...

Why Sateri sees Covid-19 as industry wake-up call

Leading viscose fibre producer Sateri has kept its foot firmly on the gas in recent months, with milestones that include starting production...


Yesim Tekstil upbeat as brands look closer for do-it-all suppliers 4 Aug 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Despite the upheaval of the global coronavirus crisis, the future looks bright for Turkish textile and garment mega-producer Yesim Tekstil with European brands increasingly seeking vertically integrated suppliers, sustainability and options to near-shore production. CEO Senol Sankaya tells just-style how the company adapted to the pandemic, and why it is optimistic going forward.


Has the apparel sourcing bubble burst? 21 Jul 2020

Leonie Barrie

For Ranjan Mahtani, chairman and CEO at Epic Group, one of the world's largest clothing manufacturers, the global Covid-19 pandemic is the final straw. He believes the time has finally come for brands, retailers and their suppliers to take stock, re-evaluate current practices – and redefine their roles for the future.


Ruyi Group sees investment as key to future-proofing business 25 Jun 2020

Michelle Russell

Like most in the global textile industry, Chinese giant Shandong Ruyi Group has had to face the challenges Covid-19 has thrown its way but believes its preparation and investment in brands and technology prior to the pandemic has stood it in good stead for the future as it looks to maintain its path to becoming a "one-stop internationally advanced intelligent industrial chain".


A case study in crisis management – What next for PDS Group? 9 Jun 2020

Leonie Barrie

Trust, people and partnerships – key tenets underpinning fashion supplier and sourcing powerhouse PDS Group – have been tested to the limit during the coronavirus pandemic. But they've also stood the business in good stead, helping to not only weather the storm but reposition it to emerge even stronger from the crisis, as founder and vice chairman Pallak Seth explains.


Hirdaramani sees sustainability a key pillar of the new normal 29 May 2020

Michelle Russell

Sri Lanka is long-recognised as a pioneer in innovation and sustainability, with manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group one of those championing the cause. Group director Nikhil Hirdaramani believes this track record will be key as the world adjusts to the new normal post-pandemic, with sustainability one of the key pillars of doing business.


There's no playbook for navigating a pandemic – "How we act now will show the world what we stand for" 9 Apr 2020

Leonie Barrie

While there are there are no playbooks to guide the apparel industry through the coronavirus crisis and beyond, Edwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), believes two things are clear: the entire supply chain must work as an ecosystem to survive intact, and it should use the crisis as an opportunity to reset for the future.


Lever Style realigns as the "go-to supplier" for digital brands 2 Mar 2020

Leonie Barrie

Fuelled by new investment from its recent listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, fashion supply chain manager Lever Style is realigning its business model to be the product engine for rising e-commerce brands – as executive chairman Stanley Szeto explains.


How The Laboratory is steering H&M Group's sustainable future  18 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Set up to test and scale the game-changing concepts that will help drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and circular future, H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub also aims to challenge the way of thinking within the company – as Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer, explains.


Novetex puts a positive spin on textile waste – Interview 5 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based yarn spinner Novetex Textiles is leading the charge towards sustainability with a HK$15m (US$1.9m) investment to help scale up a process developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) to upcycle textile waste into yarns that can be reused to make garments. Chairman Ronna Chao explains more.


The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda 17 Jan 2020

Michelle Russell

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer – as sustainability director Jean Hegedus explains.


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