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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.

Kering integrates EP&L into key sourcing decisions 2 Aug 2016

French luxury and sportswear group Kering is starting to use its annual environmental profit and loss (EP&L) report as a tool to drive decision-making in the design, sourcing and manufacturing of its products.

What the Paris climate deal means for clothing 17 Dec 2015

The global clothing industry should engage with the new Paris climate change deal, say experts, who warn that a warming planet imperils not only the raw materials the industry needs but also poses an existential threat to the sector's prevailing business model.

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Kering spins off Puma to focus on luxury 12 Jan 2018

French luxury goods group Kering is to spin off German sports brand Puma to its shareholders as part of plans to transform itself into a pure luxury player.

Adidas among group calling for climate action 14 Dec 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas is among more than 50 major global corporates calling on world leaders to tackle climate change by introducing framework conditions that lay the foundation for a pathway towards limiting global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

Decathlon boosts speed-to-market with block train 24 Nov 2017

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has successfully completed a pilot to alter the way it transports its product from Asia to Europe, resulting in greater speed to market and a lowering of its carbon emissions.

Armor-Lux selects PLM for reliable data exchange 22 Nov 2017

French ready-to-wear company Armor-Lux has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to accelerate product development and ensure the reliable exchange of data between product development teams and their sub-contractors.

Customer data heralds new fashion industry opportunities 21 Nov 2017

The multiple ways in which the fashion industry's ecosystem can use customer data was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion – with panellists agreeing its impact spans everything from customer satisfaction, to competitiveness, revenues or waste limitation.

Shipping giant CMA switches to sustainable fuel 15 Nov 2017

French shipping giant CMA CGM is to equip its nine future containerships with engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as part of a commitment to become more sustainable.

Kering prepares for "record" year amid strong Q3 25 Oct 2017

French luxury goods group Kering has said it expects a record year after achieving double-digit sales growth in its third-quarter thanks to a strong performance from Gucci.

BCBG Max Azria ordered to quit Europe by month-end 19 Oct 2017

The French unit of troubled US-based fashion brand BCBG Max Azria has been ordered to cease all of its European operations by 31 October.

Lacklustre leather sector set for 2017 turnaround 12 Oct 2017

Following a lacklustre 2016 in terms of production volumes, the leather industry is set to experience a turnaround over the course of the current year, according to new research.

Première Vision to launch online marketplace 6 Oct 2017

Trade fair organiser Premiere Vision Group is launching an online marketplace in 2018 to connect buyers with exhibitors and their collections 365 days a year.

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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.