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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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Chargeurs to mass-produce protective masks 26 Mar 2020

Fabric and interlinings manufacturer Chargeurs Group is refocusing its production capabilities on protective masks and hydro-alcoholic gel in industrial quantities to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and address personal protection equipment (PPE) shortages.

Kering luxury labels prepare to produce surgical masks 25 Mar 2020

Kering is to provide the French health service with 3m surgical masks, which the luxury goods group will purchase and import from China, as part of efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in France. 

France sourcing events show upbeat mood of industry 6 Mar 2020

Despite a lower turnout at The Fairyland for Fashion sourcing shows this year due to coronavirus, the mood was upbeat, with countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh a keen destination for buyers, and small quantity orders a popular service.

France "mulls" system that scores how green a garment is 18 Feb 2020

France is reportedly mulling the introduction of a scoring system for clothing that will demonstrate how environmentally friendly a garment is.

France bans disposal, destruction of unsold clothing in "world-first" 3 Feb 2020

France will ban clothing brands and retailers from destroying unsold and returned items under new legislation passed by the government last week.

Damart launches voice application via Google Assistant 18 Dec 2019

French thermalwear brand Damart has launched its first Google Assistant voice application that helps shoppers select and buy items depending on the weather, their style, and their activity – and identifies the store closest to them.

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.

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Say goodbye to posture problems 27 Jan 2014

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