From pandemic to recession – how will the apparel industry cope?

The global apparel industry is still working hard to resolve the supply chain issues caused by the pandemic, but the challenge is intensifying with soaring energy prices and record-breaking inflation levels, not to mention a threat of ‘recession’.

COP27: Have we committed to our goals?

In general, the goal of COP27 centered around adaptive measures to save those that are in danger of the effects of climate change.

Biomimicry – a key solution for fashion sustainability

The fashion industry has been trying to overcome environmental issues for quite a while, with limited success, until the era of biomimicry.

Fashion in 2023 – where sustainability requires more than simply being sustainable

With a constant push beyond basic rules of compliance, is the fashion industry ready for what’s next?

ChatGPT is influencing the apparel supply chain. Here’s how

Like many industries, the global apparel market is waking up to the potentially revolutionary applications of ‘generative’ AI tools able to create insight and hunt for information, such as ChatGPT.

Why Bangladesh unrest is nothing for fashion buyers to worry about

International fashion buyers are encouraged to continue placing orders with Bangladesh with confidence as factories are open and any unrest was limited to a few pockets of activity, writes Denim Expert Limited managing director and Bangladesh Apparel Exchange CEO Mostafiz Uddin.

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Apparel price hikes in 2023 – the kiss of death or key to survival?

January is always a sobering month for retailers.

Clothing overproduction, overconsumption and can tech fix it?

Fast fashion is showing no signs of slowing and the textile waste mountain continues to grow. Is tech that predicts consumer demands the answer to ending the make-take-waste cycle?

A fifth of European textile waste could become new garments – but how do we get there?

Debbie Shakespeare, senior director of sustainability and compliance, apparel solutions, Avery Dennison explores how we can move ‘fashion circularity’ from just talk to real-time action.

Is Shein the Uber of the fashion supply chain world?

Chinese fast fashion retailer Shein is constantly making headlines (both good and bad) but is it time to examine what we can learn from how it is disrupting the fashion supply chain.

The secret to growth for apparel in 2023

Slow and steady growth may win in the end for apparel in 2023. It’s not as sexy, but it’s real and that’s something for the industry to consider as it wakes up from its New Year hangover, writes Robert Antoshak, Gherzi Textil Organisation partner.

China garment suppliers are ‘back’ – but did they really go anywhere?

The main sourcing opportunities and challenges shared with Just Style at the recent Fashion Sourcing show in London revealed China’s garment suppliers are back on the international stage with a bang – but is it all smoke and mirrors?

How purchase order abuse can damage fashion supplier relationships

Purchase order abuse negatively impacts how fashion suppliers pay workers and manage their operations so fashion brands and retailers need to do better argues apparel sourcing expert, David Uricoli.

The transition to a PFAS-free textile industry

Regulators in the US are taking action against PFAS – also known as forever chemicals – at a state and federal level as more information comes to light regarding its harmful health and environmental effects.

Fashion’s environmental governance begins with nearshoring and onshoring

If the US fashion industry shifts to onshoring and nearshoring it will reap the benefits from both a business and environmental point of view, writes National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)’s Kimberly Glas.

Fashion industry’s merger mania amid unsteady economy

The fashion industry is taking advantage of the world’s rocky economy and soaring inflation rates by embarking on a wave of mergers, acquisitions and upped stakes.

Digital product passport uptake soars as EU fine-tunes eco-fashion legislation

At least three companies have announced plans to incorporate digital product passports within their operations as brands prepare for incoming sustainability legislation.

The risks of using AI and artificial innovation in the apparel industry

Should the apparel industry sacrifice its designers for AI equivalents? The technology sounds impressive but Robert P. Antoshak, Gherzi Textil Organisation partner argues there are a number of risks that need to be considered.

Sustainable action soars as apparel industry attempts to make amends

As apparel brands and retailers focus on sustainability, more apparel is being made from recycled fabric and some brands are even developing what is being described as ‘revolutionary fibres’.

Uzbekistan shares significant global opportunity with fashion buyers

Uzbekistan is a new player on the fashion industry’s international stage and is eager to build relationships with stakeholders across the fashion supply chain, writes first deputy chairman of the Uztextile Association, Mirmukhsin Sultanov.