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How to ensure sustainable fashion is here to stay

With London Fashion Week kicking off today, how can the fashion industry make sure that sustainable fashion is always in season rather than...

OECD supply chain guidance moves to implementation

Clothing and textile companies are grappling with new good practice guidance in supply chain management in the garment and footwear sector,...

Financial market 'corrections' – should you worry?

The last 24 hours have seen a wave of sell-offs on global stock markets. Is there cause for concern? Yes, but there is also a need for some...

Supply chain trust is key to successful sourcing

There's no "golden ticket" when it comes to building a balanced sourcing strategy, especially when faced with the need for faster speed-to-m...

Latest Interviews

Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview 31 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primark chooses not to openly set targets for its sustainability and ethical commitments, but instead "just get on and do it," as Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style. Yet in recent years the retailer has started to open up about its work to engage more closely with its supply chain: in particular, turning its focus to ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably.

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.

Latest News

Sportswear and childrenswear drive global market growth 22 Feb 2018

Leonie Barrie

Sportswear and childrenswear saw the biggest gains in global sales in 2017 – and are set to remain key growth drivers through to 2022, according to new research.

Gerry Weber in board reshuffle to boost profitability 22 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

German fashion house Gerry Weber has appointed a new management board, tasked with developing a performance programme to drive a "sustainable increase" in profitability at the firm.

House of Fraser trading chief Hollins steps down 22 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

House of Fraser's executive product and trading director, Maria Hollins, is to leave the business, just weeks after the company became the latest UK retailer to have had credit insurance withdrawn to some of its suppliers.

Barbour picks PLM to streamline design process 21 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

Premium outdoor and lifestyle brand Barbour has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline design and development while speeding time to market.

Kering and LCF launch first open-access digital sustainability course 20 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

Kering has partnered with London College of Fashion (LCF) to launch what it claims is the world’s first open-access digital course in luxury fashion and sustainability.

New online platform to drive circular economy 20 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

A non-profit organisation in the Netherlands is to launch a new online platform that aims to mobilise a global community of cities, businesses, and citizens to solve universal challenges with circular solutions.

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