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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.


How technology is helping unravel supply chain challenges 2 Nov 2016

Technology has a key role to play in helping brands, retailers and manufacturers to adapt their business models to meet changing consumer demands – be it implementing changes around design, fit or product innovation.


Fashion in flux – figuring out future supply chains 28 Oct 2016

Edwin Keh, CEO at the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) believes apparel retailers and brands must take a hard look at their current business models and supply chains if they want to remain competitive into the future.

Latest News

Decathlon commits to sourcing 100% renewable electricity 26 Sep 2018

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2026.


Kering joins STOXX 50 European index 26 Sep 2018

French luxury goods group Kering has joined the Euro STOXX 50 index, one of the major indexes of listed shares of the euro area.


Eastman launches Naia yarn into womenswear 20 Sep 2018

Eastman Chemical Co, a global chemical company that produces materials, chemicals and fibres, has launched its sustainable cellulosic yarn Naia into the womenswear market. 


New Lectra PLM release boosts supply-chain connectivity 12 Sep 2018

Technology specialist Lectra has released the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, which focuses on collaboration and supply-chain digitalisation.


Messe Frankfurt launches leather trade show 30 Aug 2018

Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is expanding its portfolio of industry events with LeatherWorld Paris, adding to its two annual shows in the city with a new dedicated area solely for the leather sector. 


Fusalp selects PLM to streamline workflow 15 Aug 2018

French luxury skiwear and clothing firm Créations Fusalp has invested in a digitising solution from apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology to provide one version of the truth while managing product lifecycles.


Gucci drives "dazzling" H1 growth at Kering 27 Jul 2018

French luxury goods group Kering has posted a profit hike of more than 185% in the first half of 2018, hailing an "excellent" six-month performance in which the group refocused on luxury.


Consumers need better protection from clothing irritants 24 Jul 2018

A new study in France has found apparel and footwear consumers need better protection from the risks of skin allergies and irritation.


Decathlon to significantly reduce its polyester impact 20 Jul 2018

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has pledged to significantly reduce its polyester impact, with all textile products sold in France due to be made from 100% more sustainable polyester by the end of 2021.


Cloud platform to support Ïdkids Community growth 10 Jul 2018

French’s childrenswear retailer Ïdkids Community has implemented Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization Cloud Services to help scale the business and better plan inventory.

Latest blogs

Say goodbye to posture problems 27 Jan 2014

Problems with posture are set to be a thing of the past, with the introduction of a T-shirt designed to make the wearer stand up tall again.