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Sustainable sourcing at scale still a far-off dream 18 Oct 2019

Sustainable sourcing is fast becoming a top priority for fashion companies – yet a new survey of sourcing executives reveals major hurdles to reaching their goals include a lack of international standards or clear definitions on sustainability, and problems with the cost and availability of materials. 

Texprocess 2019 – New solutions for speed and efficiency 14 Jun 2019

Industry 4.0 remained a buzz-word at the recent Texprocess and Techtextil technology trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany, with new tools allowing data to flow seamlessly from digital design and development all the way through the supply chain to help garment manufacturers cut costs, improve quality, increase productivity, speed time-to-market, reduce waste and stay competitive. Other highlights included virtual fit solutions, a new 3D body scanner, and robot-assisted sewing.

Texprocess & Techtextil 2019 – Material innovations 10 Jun 2019

A number of new fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for clothing and footwear at the recent Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. A new line of identification threads, the "perfect alternative" to down, and a water-based breathable imitation leather were among some of the highlights.

Joined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 May 2019

It's been almost a year since Hugo Boss outlined its latest, annually revised set of ambitious sustainability targets and the German premium fashion brand continues to make progress towards its goals, including upping its use of more responsibly sourced cotton and reducing the number of potentially hazardous substances within its supply chain. Driving these efforts is Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability, who also tells just-style of his concerns that despite efforts by individual companies, a concerted industry approach is still in its beginning when it comes to driving systematic change.

Impact 4.0: Textiles and the digital revolution 28 Mar 2019

With the largest range of technology on display in its history, the upcoming Texprocess trade fair has a new exhibitor record within its sights. And once again it also has its finger firmly on the pulse of the sector – with the impact of Industry 4.0 on the manufacture and processing of apparel and technical textiles one of the show’s major areas of focus. Ronny Eckert reports.

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Trouser specialist MAC to boost product development with PLM 3 Dec 2019

German trouser specialist MAC Mode has invested in a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help make its development processes faster and more secure in the face of increasing business complexity.

Huntsman develops new 3D printing resin footwear 21 Nov 2019

Global chemical company Huntsman has partnered with DWS, a specialist in precision stereolithography (SLA) systems and 3D printing materials, to give footwear and sports equipment companies access to a new kind of polyurethane-based resin for 3D printing.

Lidl latest to join ACT living wage initiative 19 Nov 2019

Lidl has become the first German discounter to commit to join the Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) initiative that commits the retailer to ensuring living wages in its garment and footwear supply chain.

Adidas creates performance shoe from another shoe 14 Nov 2019

German sportswear giant Adidas has introduced the second generation of its first 100% recyclable performance running shoe.

Sympatex unmixed polyester laminates can help close the loop 13 Nov 2019

Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has developed a selection of new, unmixed polyester laminates as part of its goal to offer completely non-toxic, recycled and recyclable functional textiles by 2020.

Gerry Weber hires supply chain & product directors 12 Nov 2019

German womenswear retailer Gerry Weber International has bolstered its management team with the appointment of two new directors covering supply chain management and product planning. 

Adidas to cease production at US & German Speedfactories 11 Nov 2019

Sportswear giant Adidas has announced production at its Speedfactories in both Germany and the US will be discontinued next year amid plans to deploy Speedfactory technologies at two of its Asian suppliers by the end of 2019.

Adidas to test products in space as set for "record" year 7 Nov 2019

German sporting goods giant Adidas has inked a deal with International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory to explore production innovation and sustainability, and says it is on track for "another record year."

Hugo Boss shares slip on Q3 profit tumble 5 Nov 2019

A challenging market environment in both North America and Hong Kong has weighed on third quarter earnings at Hugo Boss in the third quarter, but the German fashion brand expects a "significant" increase in earnings in the fourth quarter.

Zalando in carbon neutral and plastic-free packaging drive 31 Oct 2019

German fashion e-tailer Zalando says its own operations and all deliveries and returns are now carbon neutral, and that it aims to be single-use plastic-free in its own packaging by 2023.

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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.