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VF's journey to becoming a 'purpose-led' company

"We get so focused on making money that we sometimes overlook the value of collaboration and the spirit of making the world a better place a...

How technology is helping build supply chain trust

New tools and technologies are helping the apparel industry to build smarter, transparent – and more trusted – supply chains. Executives fro...

Nimble new players build smart future for fashion

The convergence of disruptive new technologies, easy access to cheap capital, and changing consumer attitudes are shaking up an already-brok...

What 'see now, buy now' means for the supply chain

A phenomenon is exciting and confusing the fashion world in equal measures: ‘See now, buy now’ (SNBN). But is it a mould-breaking departure...

Latest Interviews

C&A Foundation sets out vision for circular fashion – Interview 20 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

One year into his role as head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation, Douwe Jan Joustra is leading discussions on how to create the conditions for change in the entire fashion system. His main aim is to see retailers adopt new business models, transitioning into "service providers" where fashion will be offered as a service for customers, not consumers – an idea he will share at next month's IAF World Fashion Convention.

The skills deficit is the biggest challenge for UK manufacturing – David Nieper MD interview 15 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

David Nieper, one of the UK's last remaining vertical fashion manufacturers, is taking control of its own destiny by investing in the country's first digital printing plant for jersey fabric, addressing the skills deficit through an in-house sewing school, and helping to develop the industry's first apprentice standard. Managing director Christopher Nieper explains why the business continues to punch above its weight.

Latest News

Swedish project to strengthen Africa garment sectors 23 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

The Government of Sweden has joined forces with the International Trade Centre (ITC) – a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations – to initiate a three-year programme aimed at strengthening the international competitiveness of textiles and clothing producers in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.

ASBCI handbook explains complex process of garment costing 23 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) has published a technical handbook that seeks to explain the complex process of garment costing.

Call for UK to remain in REACH to avoid chemicals chaos 22 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

A coalition of European chemicals industry bodies is calling for the UK to remain within the REACH chemicals regulatory system after the country has left the European Union.

UK businesses without modern slavery statements could be named 22 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

UK businesses that fail to disclose how they guard against modern slavery in their supply chains risk being publicly named by the country's Home Office.

French Connection in sale talks with four potential buyers 22 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

French Connection has announced it is in talks with four interested parties regarding a potential sale of the business.

Burberry cuts lead times with monthly product drops 19 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

British luxury fashion brand Burberry is to launch monthly product releases, joining a number of high-end rivals in experimenting with shorter production cycles in a bid to keep customers hooked.

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