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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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New Lectra Innovation Lab to rethink fashion value chain 21 Mar 2019

Technology specialist Lectra has opened a new Innovation Lab as part of a bid to rethink the entire value chain of the fashion industry.

OECD report shows footwear, clothing most pirated goods 19 Mar 2019

Footwear, clothing and leather products are among the most pirated goods according to new data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union's Intellectual Property Office.

OECD report sees global economic growth slowing 14 Mar 2019

The global economy is slowing and major risks persist, with growth weakening much more than expected in Europe, according to the OECD's latest economic outlook report.

New Look eyes investment for French store estate 5 Mar 2019

New Look has launched a process to seek new investors for its stores in France as the UK fast fashion retailer continues to review its performance in international markets.

Kering posts FY profit jump on higher sales 12 Feb 2019

Luxury French fashion house Kering has booked "record high" full year profits that saw a net profit jump of 108% to EUR3.7bn on the back of healthier full-year sales.

Hermès to expand leather production capacity 7 Feb 2019

French luxury retailer Hermès is to strengthen its in-house leather production capabilities with the construction of a new workshop in Normandy.

PLM to boost Camaïeu product development 7 Feb 2019

French women's ready-to-wear brand Camaïeu has invested in a new PLM system to optimise team collaboration and streamline product development.

Kering paper links Planetary Boundaries to CSR decision-making 24 Jan 2019

French luxury goods group Kering has partnered with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability (CISL) to publish the first in a series of white papers on the concept of Planetary Boundaries, explaining how it can be applied in the context of corporate sustainability.

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.

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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.