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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.


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.

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Kering to support regenerative sourcing in fashion 11 Dec 2018

Luxury fashion group Kering is working on a new programme to promote and support the regenerative production of raw materials in its leather, wool and cashmere supply chains.


Lectra supports personalisation with Fashion On Demand 5 Dec 2018

Technology specialist Lectra is tapping into the strong demand for personalisation in the fashion industry with a new turnkey solution that automates on-demand production from order reception to production development stages and the cutting room.


Kering to regain control of its e-commerce activities 26 Nov 2018

French luxury goods group Kering has outlined a series of new developments under its digital strategy, including plans to regain control of its e-commerce activities by 2020.


Jean Paul Gaultier to go fur-free 12 Nov 2018

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has announced fur will no longer be used in any products under his eponymous label.


Vivarte continues selling spree with footwear disposals 8 Nov 2018

French fashion group Vivarte is to sell three of its shoe brands – Minelli, San Marina and Cosmoparis – as part of an ongoing asset disposal programme, which saw the company offload its Chevignon fashion label just weeks ago.


Gucci drives "outstanding" Kering Q3 25 Oct 2018

French luxury goods group Kering has hailed "another quarter of outstanding growth", thanks, once again, to a standout performance at its Gucci label.


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.

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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.