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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.

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.

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Covestro films Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified 23 Aug 2019

High performance thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films made by polymer company Covestro and used in sports and outdoor clothing have been certified by the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for textile safety.

Germany gears up for ‘Green button’ textile mark 13 Aug 2019

The German government is gearing up for the launch of its ‘Grüner Knopf’ (Green Button) textile seal in September, a certification mark that indicates products comply with a number of social and environmental requirements.

Adidas confirms FY view despite ongoing supply issues 8 Aug 2019

German sporting goods giant Adidas has reaffirmed its full-year forecast, even though its second-quarter earnings were squeezed by higher air freight costs as it tried to make up for shortages of mid-priced apparel in North America.

New blockchain solution bolsters supply chain transparency 2 Aug 2019

German start-up Retraced GmbH has launched a new blockchain-based transparency solution that is being trialled with a number of fashion brands to improve their supply chain transparency.

Zalando ups profit outlook on "strong" first-half 1 Aug 2019

German fashion e-tailer Zalando has raised its profit outlook following a surge in visits to its website and orders in the second quarter of 2019.

Hugo Boss trims FY outlook amid US challenges 1 Aug 2019

German fashion group Hugo Boss has confirmed its outlook for the full year, but says sales and earnings are likely to be at the lower end of its forecast as it faces "persisting challenges" in the US market.

Puma lifts guidance following positive Q2 31 Jul 2019

German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full-year guidance on the back of "healthy improvement" across all divisions and regions in the second quarter.

Gerry Weber rescued with EUR49.2m cash injection 16 Jul 2019

Insolvent German women's wear retailer Gerry Weber International has struck an investment agreement with asset management firms Robus Capital Management and Whitebox Advisors in what it calls a "milestone" in securing the company's future.

Covestro developing stretch fibres made from CO2 11 Jul 2019

Polymer company Covestro is working to develop a production process to make stretch fibres from carbon dioxide on an industrial scale, partly replacing crude oil as a raw material.

German government "stalling" on supply chain monitoring? 9 Jul 2019

The German government has been accused of trying to weaken measures that would track how well companies in the country identify and respond to possible human rights abuses in their supply chains.

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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.