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Why circular fashion is "the answer for everything" at Esprit 24 Oct 2018

Hong-Kong listed Esprit is currently rethinking every step of the fashion lifecycle with a view to "inclusive circularity" that respects the use of both material and human resources. Sara Bermúdez Couto, head of product safety management and environmental sustainability, explains.


Faster fashion – How to shorten the apparel calendar 29 May 2018

To get new styles into stores more quickly, fashion companies must improve internal collaboration, tap into consumer insights, and start to digitise the value chain, according to insight from McKinsey.


How to tackle the apparel industry's digital skills gap? 4 May 2018

As the apparel industry wakes up to embracing digitalisation as a way of delivering on speed, customisation and transparency, it is also seeing a gap in the digital skills set of its workforce. Some tips the industry can take include collaborating with teaching staff on job expectations, sharing new technologies, and making them accessible to students.


Sportswear firms debate digitalisation and disruption 22 Nov 2017

Faced with a paradigm shift in everything from the way products are sold to the tools and technologies that make them, sporting goods brands, retailers and manufacturers are still trying to work out the best way to navigate this rapidly-changing landscape.


Adidas poised to thrive in highly competitive landscape 9 Nov 2017

Despite a number of difficult years, Adidas is back on track. The company's strong performance has been helped by the health of the global sportswear industry, the proliferation of athleisure, and a more reactive and agile manufacturing process, writes Pedro Aguilar, beauty and fashion analyst at market research provider Euromonitor International.

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Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud commit to responsible water use 26 Mar 2019

German discount supermarkets Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud have committed to responsible use of water in their textile supply chains. 


Zalando to discontinue zLabels private label business 19 Mar 2019

German fashion e-tailer Zalando is to discontinue its own-brand zLabels business next month as part of a wider bid to refine its private label assortment.


PrimaLoft Bio "first" insulation to support circularity 18 Mar 2019

PrimaLoft Inc. has confirmed its PrimaLoft Bio polyester fibres supports circularity in the fashion industry after tests revealed the product is capable of being chemically recycled.


Apparel Textile Sourcing show expands to Europe 14 Mar 2019

Small businesses, retailers, manufacturers and designers across the US and Latin America are to get a boost this autumn as an international apparel and textile sourcing event expands to Europe.


Techtextil prepares for visitors with new Forum programme 14 Mar 2019

The Techtextil Forum will return to the Techtextil and Texprocess technology trade shows this year, with sustainability one of the key themes.


Adidas warns supply chain problems may hurt sales 13 Mar 2019

Record sales, the highest margin in the company's history, and strong improvements in net income were not enough to prevent shares in Adidas tumbling this morning (13 March), as the German sporting giant warned shortages in the supply of mid-priced apparel will negatively impact sales growth in the first half of 2019, particularly in North America.


New PrimaLoft insulation offers advanced level of warmth 12 Mar 2019

Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft has fused its existing technologies with an industrial insulation gel to develop a new product platform to offer what it claims is "superior product performance".


GOTs certified facilities see 14.6% jump in 2018 11 Mar 2019

The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has increased by 14.6% year-on-year in 2018 – with the largest growth seen in Bangladesh.


Asia and online to boost Hugo Boss 2019 7 Mar 2019

Hugo Boss CEO Mark Langer has hailed 2018 as a "good year" for the German fashion brand but promised 2019 will be even better with strong momentum in the group's own online business and in Asia set to make a "significant contribution".


PLM to boost Bogner product development 6 Mar 2019

German skiwear and outerwear company Bogner has successfully implemented a new PLM system to boost product development and better manage growth. 

Latest blogs

World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 2015

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'


Adidas joins world's most sustainable companies 22 Jan 2015

German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has been named as the world's third most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


Esprit launches vegan hantags 30 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit is introducing vegan hangtags, in a bid to increase transparency in textile labelling and better inform conscious consumers.