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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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Zalando warns on "significantly lower" Q1 amid Covid-19 31 Mar 2020

German fashion e-tailer Zalando expects its first-quarter results to be "significantly" below analysts' consensus earlier this month, which did not take into account the effects of the coronavirus.


Esprit places German subsidiaries in administration 30 Mar 2020

Hong Kong-listed fashion retailer Esprit has placed six of its German subsidiary companies in administration while it works out a restructuring plan for the business.


Adidas develops responsive apparel for athletes 23 Mar 2020

German sportswear firm Adidas has developed what it claims is the most advanced system of responsive apparel shielding athletes from the elements.


Hugo Boss CEO Mark Langer to depart 23 Mar 2020

Hugo Boss CEO Mark Langer is to leave the executive board of the German luxury fashion brand later this year in mutual agreement with the company. 


Hugo Boss releases first vegan men's suit 17 Mar 2020

German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss has launched its first animal-free men's suit, certified with the PETA-Approved Vegan logo.


Kelheim Fibres "low risk" in CanopyStyle viscose audit 13 Mar 2020

German viscose producer Kelheim Fibres has completed its first CanopyStyle Audit, the results of which show the company's current supply chain is at low risk of sourcing wood from ancient and endangered forests or other controversial sources.


Adidas warns of $1bn coronavirus sales hit in China 11 Mar 2020

German sportswear giant Adidas is expecting sales to drop by up to EUR1bn (US$1.13bn) in Greater China in the first quarter, due to coronavirus, with a negative impact also now being felt in Japan and South Korea.


Hugo Boss expects "significant" Q1 impact from coronavirus fallout 5 Mar 2020

German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss expects the economic consequences of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak to have a "significant" impact on the group's sales and profit development in 2020, particularly in the first quarter. 


Karl Mayer expands tech potential with Stoll buy 2 Mar 2020

Textile machinery group Karl Mayer is expanding its technological growth potential with the acquisition of flat-knit machine technology firm Stoll Group.


Strong growth pushes Zalando into pre-owned and premium 27 Feb 2020

German fashion e-tailer Zalando almost doubled its profit last year as revenues rose 20.3%, and says it plans to launch 'Pre-Owned' as a new category and expand its premium segment to include luxury brands.

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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.