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Global lingerie sourcing supply and market trends

just-style's 2018 'Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2023' is the first in the report's editions to utilise the new re:source...

Why Brexit in name only looks increasingly likely

After the publication of the UK government's Brexit White Paper earlier this month, Mike Flanagan, CEO at consultancy Clothesource, is more...

re:source – the future of sourcing starts here

What has 26 million rows of data, more than 90+ trade agreements, in-depth profiles of the world’s top 25 garment producing countries, and 2...

What should suppliers do when retailers go bust?

Difficult trading conditions on the high street, increased online competition, rising costs and low consumer confidence are pushing retail b...

Latest Interviews

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.

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.

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Vaude sets out supplier management programme 14 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

German outdoor clothing company Vaude has launched a comprehensive supplier management programme to provide support to its international producers and material suppliers in ensuring high ecological and social standards throughout its supply chain.

PrimaLoft brings space-age material to outerwear 14 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft is introducing a new insulation for outerwear products that features a material more commonly used in space exploration.

Wecycled cotton recycling scheme makes a mark 13 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

German textile mill Velener Textil GmbH has been awarded the Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI) in Natural Fibres Award for its Wecycled system which recycles unused cotton yarn collected from partner mills.

Zoggs reaffirms sustainability commitment 13 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Australian swimwear brand Zoggs has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability, pledging to donate 10% of its Ecolast swimwear profits to the Healthy Seas initiative.

Tom Tailor continues to make progress in Q2 13 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

German fashion company Tom Tailor Group has seen its performance improve considerably in the second quarter, helping the business to a "quite satisfactory" first half.

Helsinki Fashion Week bans leather 13 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Helsinki Fashion Week has pledged to prohibit leather, starting with its July 2019 events.

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