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VF has a vision for circular supply chains – it just needs them to scale up 1 Feb 2019

More than a year into its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, apparel giant VF Corp is helping to drive efforts to lead large scale commercialisation of circular business models. But as Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International, explains, the current supply chain still lacks many of the key links needed to make circularity work.


Sustainable fibres, finishes, printing and processes at ITMA 30 Nov 2015

Some of the most exciting developments on show at this month's ITMA international textile and garment machinery exhibition had a sustainability edge, from using fewer resources to reducing waste and speeding up processes. Here, we take a look at a few of the innovations launched.


'Made in Italy' thrives without EU label law 13 May 2011

After a period of decline the Italian clothing and textile industry is again winning plaudits by playing its trump card: 'Made in Italy'. Joe Ayling reports on the significance of 'Made in' labels to Italy, and how a stable of luxury brands has conserved the country's reputation for quality.


Italian yarn industry in optimistic mood 9 May 2011

The recovery in EU textile and clothing production and trade, which was apparent in 2010 and is set to continue in 2011 and 2012, reflects a mood of optimism in the Italian yarn industry according to a new report.


SNAPSHOT: The Italian retail market 7 Oct 2010

This week the Warnaco Group acquired 22 Calvin Klein Jeans retail stores and related assets from its largest Italian franchise partner, L'Innominato S.p.A, a part of the Percassi Group. With the help of Euromonitor International, just-style takes a look at the Italian retail market.

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Italian acquisition forms luxury trim and packaging supplier 8 May 2019

A private equity firm has acquired three Italian businesses – Cadica, Tessilgraf and Bernini – that will form a combined trim and packaging supplier to the premium and luxury fashion industry.


Digital innovation key to more sustainable workflow 1 Feb 2019

Today's textile and clothing sector is essentially on a fast track, where mass-production has led to overproduction, and where unthinkable quantities of unsold garments are discarded every day. Yet the industry is also ready to deploy emerging technologies to build, and more importantly, maintain a more sustainable workflow, according to a new white paper published on just-style.


Italy’s Finest Shoes modernises systems ahead of expansion 29 Jan 2019

Italian footwear firm Finest Shoes is preparing for international expansion with help from business cloud software to support strategic decision making, enhance visibility and boost production.


Macron selects PLM to track supplier information 28 Nov 2018

Italian sportswear firm Macron has invested in a PLM system to better track raw material and supplier information across its supply chain.


Dyestuffs made from textile waste set to be scaled up 1 Nov 2018

Italian textile chemical company Officina+39 is preparing to scale-up production of its Recycrom colour powders made from 100% textile waste.


Fashion firms urged to use more Fairtrade cotton 29 Oct 2018

The world’s top fashion brands and retailers are being urged to commit to souring cotton responsibly and at scale in a bid to tackle the extreme poverty that lies at the heart of so many of the fashion industry’s social issues.


New framework to drive responsible animal-derived fibres sourcing 26 Oct 2018

Non-profit Textile Exchange is developing a new tool to help brands and apparel manufacturers address the impacts associated with sourcing animal-derived fibres.


RadiciGroup gains Global Recycled Standard certification 26 Oct 2018

Italian yarn maker RadiciGroup has been awarded Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification for its recycled polyester yarns, r-Radyarn and r-Starlight.


Textile Exchange teams up with German initiative 25 Oct 2018

The German-based the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is joining forces with non-profit Textile Exchange in a bid to accelerate the shift toward a more sustainable and responsible apparel industry.


Apparel brands honour pledge to use 25% more recycled polyester 24 Oct 2018

One year after the launch of a pledge encouraging textile, apparel and retail companies to accelerate their use of recycled polyester (rPET) by 25% by 2020, a new report has found that signatories have already met and exceeded their commitment goal.

Latest blogs

New customisable options for consumers 9 Oct 2018

Italian sportswear firm CP Company is looking to tap into the growing demand for customisable apparel with a 'Bespoke' project that allows customers to select their preferred colour in its signature goggle lens hoodie.


How social media is forcing apparel brands to think green 12 Sep 2018

Social media, since its evolution, has undoubtedly changed the world as we know it.