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Why personalisation isn't the future – it's the present 16 Aug 2019

A shift from traditional mass manufacturing to more agile production with multiple capsule collections and scaled personalised production is being driven by hyper-connected consumers who thrive on instant gratification. For brands and retailers the challenge is to listen to what consumers want, and produce the right products at the right quantities for the right audience – which is where digitalisation and analytics comes in.

Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 2018

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.

Emerging countries struggle to grow EU market share 11 Apr 2018

Garment exporters in developing countries are being actively encouraged to seek European orders through various trade agreements, government policies and foreign assistance. But there is also frustration that successful export countries continue to enjoy preferential treatment.

OECD supply chain guidance moves towards implementation 16 Feb 2018

Clothing and textile companies are grappling with new good practice guidance in supply chain management in the garment and footwear sector, which was released by the Organisation for Economic Development & Cooperation (OECD) in May last year.

Lectra takes innovation to next level with Industry 4.0 11 Apr 2017

Smarter and better connected equipment and software, tools that are tailored to individual industries and end-users, and the use of big data to drive efficiency and responsiveness are all part of the new offering planned by technology specialist Lectra as it sets its sights on the Industry 4.0 era.

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Kering H1 sales surpass EUR7bn but Gucci growth slows 26 Jul 2019

French luxury goods group booked strong double-digit sales growth in the first half of 2019 and a record operating margin of 29.5% – but investors have instead focused on a slowdown in sales growth at its key Gucci brand.

Lectra acquires fashion analytics firm Retviews 16 Jul 2019

Technology specialist Lectra has inked a deal to acquire Retviews, whose software helps retailers optimise their product assortment based on an analysis of real-time market and competitor data.

Kiabi buying company picks PLM to support growth 2 Jul 2019

ITFAS, the buying company of French ready-to-wear retailer Kiabi Group, has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help manage growth as its supply chain expands.

Lectra integrates all product information on Kubix Link 1 Jul 2019

Technology specialist Lectra has released a new cloud-based platform that integrates all fashion business processes from ideation to point of sale.

Lectra's latest Modaris emphasises 3D virtual prototyping 26 Jun 2019

Technology specialist Lectra has launched the latest version of its Modaris pattern making, grading and prototyping 2D/3D solution to offer greater speed, efficiency and precision in product development.

SMCP in exclusive talks to acquire De Fursac 25 Jun 2019

SMCP, the owner of Parisian fashion brands Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot, is in talks to acquire French menswear brand De Fursac.

France mulls legislation to ban destruction of unsold clothing 6 Jun 2019

The President of France, Edouard Philippe, is mulling legislation that will prevent retailers from destroying or disposing of unsold clothing.

Kering eyes greater transparency with new digital EP&L platform 6 Jun 2019

Luxury goods group Kering has launched a new digital platform granting access to its Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) account in a move designed to support fashion players with information and insight into the complexities of their own environmental impacts. 

French retail supplier Siplec streamlines with PLM 4 Jun 2019

Siplec, the company that handles the supply of manufactured products for French retail powerhouse E.Leclerc, has selected a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help streamline its operations.

Kering develops new standards for animal welfare 14 May 2019

Luxury goods group Kering has published new Animal Welfare Standards in a bid to ensure the humane treatment of animals across the company's supply chains.

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