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New level of agility needed to tackle sourcing challenges

Traditional sourcing, trade and commerce networks that have been relatively stable for years are now in a state of flux – and companies need...

Asia garment worker wages remain low despite rises

While wages in developing Asia’s garment and footwear industry have increased in recent years, they continue to remain low overall – particu...

New ratings platform aims to encourage better buying

A new ratings platform is now open and collecting feedback from garment suppliers on the purchasing practices of their customers, with a vie...

Bangladesh Accord admits major safety concerns remain

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh says major life-threatening safety concerns remain outstanding in too many of the facto...

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New level of agility needed to tackle sourcing challenges 22 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Traditional sourcing, trade and commerce networks that have been relatively stable for years are now in a state of flux – and companies need to re-engineer their processes and supporting systems if they are to achieve the new levels of agility required to respond to these new market forces.


Sae-A Trading leads another medical mission in Haiti 22 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

South Korea's Sae-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, has led another medical mission to Northern Haiti, providing free medical care to local residents in the communities surrounding its factories.


UK retailers welcome Budget rates respite 22 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

UK retailers have welcomed a rate respite implemented in the Chancellor's Budget today (22 November) that will see the move from RPI to CPI indexation brought forward by two years.


Sports Direct eyes GBP1bn credit facility 22 Nov 2017

Beth Wright

UK high street sportswear chain Sports Direct says it is likely to seek a deal to extend its revolving credit facility (RCF) to GBP1bn (US$1.3bn) after entering into a deal to borrow up to GBP907.5m.


Under Armour head of footwear leaves as sales stumble 22 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

Embattled athletic wear maker Under Armour is parting company with Peter Ruppe, the head of its struggling footwear division, after less than two years in the role.


Armor-Lux selects PLM for reliable data exchange 22 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

French ready-to-wear company Armor-Lux has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to accelerate product development and ensure the reliable exchange of data between product development teams and their sub-contractors.


US Q3 in brief – Guess, Caleres, Dollar Tree, Chico's, J Crew 22 Nov 2017

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In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, fashion retailer Guess moved to a loss as sales declined in the Americas, Urban Outfitters booked mixed results but with record sales, Foot Locker revealed results in line with expectations, while US apparel giant VF Corporation hailed "strong" third-quarter results, despite a drop in profit.


Asia garment worker wages remain low despite rises 21 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

While wages in developing Asia’s garment and footwear industry have increased in recent years, they continue to remain low overall – particularly for women – a new analysis suggests.


Disney project builds better factory working conditions 21 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

A year-long global project on improving working conditions in factories making Disney-branded products around the world has successfully trained 201 managers from 115 licensee companies that in turn contract some 2,447 factories.


EU approves new ruling to protect dye workers 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Stricter European Union (EU) rules will better protect textile workers using dyes from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens thanks to a final approval by Parliament.


Start-up uses crowd sizing for better fitting clothes 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

A Korean start-up aims to remove the guesswork from garment sizing and instead use crowd sizing and clustering to make clothes that fit.


Customer data heralds new fashion industry opportunities 21 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

The multiple ways in which the fashion industry's ecosystem can use customer data was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion – with panellists agreeing its impact spans everything from customer satisfaction, to competitiveness, revenues or waste limitation.


US sets out revised NAFTA negotiating objectives 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

The United States has set out a revised set of objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico – with a focus on transparency and expanded investment.


Egypt's textile exports reach US$673m in 10 months 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Egypt's textile exports reached US$673m in the first ten months of the year, new figures show, with Turkey remaining the top top importer.


US hearings to address "unfair" port charges 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

The US Federal Marine Commission is to hold public hearings in January to gather input on a petition seeking a rule or policy preventing terminal operators and ocean carriers from charging unfair demurrage and detention fees amid uncontrollable incidents such as storms and strikes.


Arcadia's new finance system to aid international growth 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

British retail group Arcadia has selected a new cloud-based financial software solution to help support international growth of its Topshop and Topman brands.


Animal gets faster with warehouse management software 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

UK board sportswear brand Animal has invested in a new warehouse management system to manage its warehouse operations, and says it is already seeing faster, more accurate picking and lower labour costs.


Brandix eyes athleisure with Best Pacific fabric venture 20 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix is launching a joint venture with synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong to produce warp knit synthetic fabric and webbing in Sri Lanka.


Teijin revises CSR guidelines, targets forced labour 20 Nov 2017

Beth Wright

Polymer and textile specialist Teijin Limited has revised its corporate social responsibility (CSR) procurement guidelines in a move that specifies "more detailed efforts" regarding human rights and labour in supply chains.


Sri Lanka opens first of 150 mini apparel factories 20 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

The first of 150 "mini" garment factories has opened in a Sri Lankan village originally set up for displaced people, as part of a US$1.8m national apparel initiative implemented by the Government.


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