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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.

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Lectra apps boost product development speed 12 Apr 2018

As part of its Industry 4.0 strategy, technology specialist Lectra has released the first in a series of cloud-based applications that will boost the speed and efficiency of product development


Brunet looks to the future with Nouveau Leavers lace 9 Apr 2018

Lace maker Brunet International has launched a new lace that interprets the richness and beauty of traditional Leavers into a lace that is within the reach of mid-tier brands.


Lectra solutions boost design and product development 23 Mar 2018

The latest offering from technology specialist Lectra includes two new solutions designed to help both design and product development teams better share information in a bid to boost speed and efficiency and keep up with consumer demands.


Free trade zones used to traffic counterfeit goods 16 Mar 2018

Free trade zones drive foreign investment, jobs and growth – but they also unwittingly offer criminals a safe haven for trafficking counterfeit goods, which are a drain on economies and carry health and safety risks, a new report suggests.


Auchan Retail chooses PLM for product development 16 Mar 2018

Supermarket giant Auchan Retail has invested in a new PLM system to harmonise product development processes for its non-food lines – including clothing.


New process turns polyester waste into virgin PET 15 Mar 2018

French bioplastics firm Carbios has developed a new enzymatic technology process that enables polyester fabrics to be turned back into virgin state raw materials for use in the manufacture of new products.


Denim Première Vision to become a roving event 14 Feb 2018

Denim trade fair Denim Première Vision is to become a roving event that will alternate between Paris and another European destination.


Gucci drives "phenomenal" year for Kering 13 Feb 2018

French luxury goods group Kering has hailed a "historic performance" in 2017, powered by its flagship Gucci brand  – but cautioned the strong euro may weigh on its business in 2018.


Euveka scales up shape-changing mannequin 26 Jan 2018

A scalable mannequin that is said to be able to recreate 80% of female morphologies and help slash prototyping costs won an innovation award at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month.


Kering tops new sustainability list 25 Jan 2018

Kering has been named the most sustainable corporation in the textile, apparel and luxury sector, according to a new index published at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week.

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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.