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Why personalisation isn't the future – it's the present 16 Aug 2019

A shift from traditional mass manufacturing to more agile production with multiple capsule collections and scaled personalised production is being driven by hyper-connected consumers who thrive on instant gratification. For brands and retailers the challenge is to listen to what consumers want, and produce the right products at the right quantities for the right audience – which is where digitalisation and analytics comes in.

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.

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New Kering sustainability chair at French fashion institute 18 Nov 2019

French luxury goods group Kering has teamed up with the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) to launch a new position at the higher education institution to drive scientific research on a wide range of topics related to sustainability.

Damart to increase apparel collections with PLM 6 Nov 2019

Damart, the French brand specialising in thermal wear for women, men and children, has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to structure its product development process and ultimately help it move from two to four collections a year.

24 more companies join Kering sustainability pact 29 Oct 2019

Decathlon, Gant and Mango are among the latest 24 companies to join a new coalition that has pledged to set practical steps to reduce the environmental impact of the apparel industry.

Stella McCartney reveals sustainable bio-based faux fur 2 Oct 2019

Stella McCartney has become the first fashion designer to launch a new sustainable bio-based faux fur, made using plant-based ingredients.

Kering to up luxury focus with Puma bonds issue 30 Sep 2019

Apparel firm Kering is taking another step toward streamlining its focus on its luxury portfolio, and has announced plans to further reduce its remaining stake in German sportswear brand Puma.

Kering commits to full carbon neutrality across the supply chain 24 Sep 2019

French luxury goods group Kering is to offset the group's annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from 2018 as part of a bid to make the  entire group carbon neutral within its own operations and across the entire supply chain.

Circular Fashion Summit tackling environmental issues 24 Sep 2019

The Circular Fashion Summit will kick-off in Paris this week with the aim of tackling environmental issues and to accelerate digital transformation of the fashion and textile industry, with a number of firms expected to make commitments to goals.

Decathlon targets recognised by the Science Based Targets initiative 23 Sep 2019

Decathlon's climate change commitments have officially been approved by the Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as the global sporting goods giant becomes the latest company to join the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.  

Sustainability top of mind at Premiere Vision 23 Sep 2019

Premiere Vision Paris kicked off last week where the six major industries supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry, including yarns, fabrics, leather, designs, accessories, and manufacturing came together at Paris-Nord Villepinte. Here we round up just some of the innovations that came out of the trade fair.

Roica and Reda partner on stretch wool fabric line 18 Sep 2019

Roica, the premium stretch fibre brand of Japan's Asahi Kasei, has partnered with wool manufacturer Reda to launch a line of smart stretch fabrics they claim elevates premium merino wool to the highest level of sustainability.

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