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JC Penney cuts 670 jobs as it realigns supply chain

JC Penney is closing a large distribution centre and eight stores in a move that will impact 670 jobs as the US retail giant looks to realig...

MAS Holdings in new supply chain logistics venture

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings has established a supply chain logistics joint-venture aimed at enhanc...

Cambodia clothing factory fainting figures disputed

Cambodia's clothing industry has welcomed a reported drop in the number of workers who fainted while at work in garment factories last year...

China drives decline in US apparel import prices in 2017

The average unit price of China's apparel exports into the United States has dropped steadily over the last seven years – with a decline of...

Recent news

Arcadia dismisses sale reports - Update 19 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Retail giant Arcadia Group has dismissed reports owner Sir Philip Green is considering selling all or part of the Arcadia empire in a move that could have seen the retail tycoon quit the UK high street.


Canada tackles responsible business conduct 19 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

The Government of Canada has announced two new initiatives in a bid to strengthen the country's approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies, including those in the garment sector, doing business and operating abroad.


German sustainable textiles scheme aligns with SAC 19 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

Two sustainable textile initiatives have announced a strategic cooperation that will contribute to better working conditions and increased environmental protection across global textile supply chains.


Mango to roll out digital fitting rooms 19 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

Mango has partnered with one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Vodafone Group, to roll out digital fitting rooms – featuring smart mirrors – to the Spanish fashion chain's top stores worldwide.


New automated tech sorts mixed post-consumer textiles 19 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

A non-profit organisation in the Netherlands has launched a new automated technology that sorts large volumes of mixed post-consumer textiles based on material composition.


SGS and CBX develop software to streamline sourcing 19 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Inspection, testing and certification company SGS has joined forces with CBX Software to launch an Extended Quality and Sourcing Solution (EQSS) that aims to improve data flow along the whole supply chain and better monitor quality at all stages – from product concept to store.


Imprima strengthens US position with acquisition 19 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Italian textile printing and finishing firm Imprima has strengthened its operations in the US through the acquisition of City Prints and its twin company Premier Fabrics.


Tyco Retail hits industry milestone with source tagging 19 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Tyco Retail Solutions has set what it says is an industry milestone by source tagging over 63bn consumer products to date with its Sensormatic merchandise source tagging programme.


Infor gives order management a boost 19 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

Cloud software provider Infor has developed a new solution aimed at helping brands and retailers improve omni-shopping experiences by enabling a new level of flexibility in orchestrating inventory.


Grosso Moda selects PLM to boost speed 19 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

Grosso Moda, a global fashion design and manufacturing company, has invested in a digitising solution from apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology to meet speed and Industry 4.0 trends.


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Columbia Sportswear, Skechers 19 Feb 2018

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In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden booked an 8.3% rise in net sales compared to the year-ago period, while Levi Strauss & Co enjoyed a double-digit hike in both net income and net revenue during the fourth quarter.


Mexico's Ivonne to streamline processes with PLM 19 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Mexican women’s apparel and footwear brand Ivonne SA de CV is implementing a new suite of fashion business software solutions to streamline processes across the business.


JC Penney cuts 670 jobs as it realigns supply chain 16 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

JC Penney is closing a large distribution centre and eight stores in a move that will impact 670 jobs as the US retail giant looks to realign its supply chain.


Prime Source Forum eyes apparel sourcing issues 16 Feb 2018

Leonie Barrie

The programme for next month’s Prime Source Forum apparel sourcing conference is taking shape, with speakers lined up from around the world to discuss industry issues in China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Africa and the EU, as well as the ongong digital transformation of the fashion supply chain.


Just 7% of Bangladesh Accord factories fully remediated 16 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Many major life-threatening safety concerns still remain outstanding in too many of the factories being monitored by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, according to its latest update.


PETA blasts down standard group and withdraws support 16 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Animal rights group PETA has withdrawn its support for the Textile Exchange’s Responsible Down Standard (RDS) International Working Group (IWG) Charter over what it says is the group’s "secrecy" and failure to protect animals.


$23m fund to invest in ethical supply chain innovations 16 Feb 2018

Leonie Barrie

A US$23m (US$32.4m) venture fund aiming to invest in ethical supply chain innovations that will enable corporations to operate more transparently and ethically around the world is being supported by brands including Disney, Walmart and C&A.


US signals a withdrawal from NAFTA unlikely 16 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

The US has expressed its optimism at securing a deal for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – further evidence that a withdrawal from the trade pact is not on the horizon.


Hyosung to make Vietnam global production base 16 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

South Korean fibre giant Hyosung is to increase its investment in Vietnam for all of its core products, including textiles, as it looks to utilise the country as a global production base.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at where the world's key sources of denim fabrics are, H&M's move to shelve its digitalisation reinvestment plans, and C&A Foundation's decision to put its philanthropic work in Myanmar on hold in the wake of what it called evidence of ongoing persecution and human rights violations by the country's military against the Rohingya people.


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