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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 reveals cloud-connected digital cutting concept 14 May 2018

As part of its bid to help fashion and apparel companies succeed as they step into the 'Industry 4.0' era – or the fourth industrial revolution – technology specialist Lectra has offered a sneak preview of what it claims is the first cloud-connected digital cutting solution for the apparel sector.

France cracks down on garment and textile waste 9 May 2018

With textile industry support, the French Government is planning to crack down on garment and textile waste by ensuring that "unsold products are neither thrown away nor destroyed starting from next year," the French Embassy in London has told just-style.

Delta Galil invests in premium French brand 8 May 2018

Israeli apparel major Delta Galil Industries has signed an option to acquire French premium undergarment maker Eminence Group.

Gucci drives Kering Q1 with "spectacular" growth 25 Apr 2018

French luxury goods group Kering delivered what it calls remarkable growth in the first three months of 2018, thanks to another standout performance at its Gucci label.

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.

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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.