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Digitisation – The next apparel sourcing hotspot?

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier count...

Preserving the high street from the online giants

Today’s consumer is demanding, well-informed and technologically savvy when it comes to shopping either online or in physical shops. They ex...

German sustainable textiles scheme loses members

A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has to...

Modern slavery risk rising in EU supply chains

An influx of migrants into the European Union has raised the risk of modern slavery across 20 EU member states, according to a new global ra...

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Clarks manufacturing model steps into a faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.


How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

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End-of-life should be front-of-mind at design stage 25 Sep 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Researchers at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) have called on fashion designers and apparel manufacturers to create more garments with end-of-life in mind, in order to cut levels of garment waste.


Inditex, H&M, Adidas among top 15 European supply chains 22 Sep 2017

Beth Wright

Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Sep 2017

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the myth of fast fashion's 'circular economy', China's indispensable role as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, how discounter Lidl is making money on its latest fashion range, and a new recycled natural leather product developed by Nike. 


New facility opens for digital textile printing technology 22 Sep 2017

Leonie Barrie

A new demonstration and training facility for digital textile printing technology has been opened in the Netherlands.


Outdoor brands to help tackle microplastic pollution 21 Sep 2017

Beth Wright

Outdoor brands Polartec and Vaude, along with German sportswear giant Adidas and WWF Germany, are among nine organisations supporting a EUR1.7m (US$2.0m) project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research to try to reduce the impact of microparticle pollution.


Clothing outpaces UK retail sales growth in August 21 Sep 2017

Beth Wright

UK retail sales rose year-on-year in August, with clothing and footwear among the sectors to see a rise in spending as consumers continued to buy more from non-food stores.

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