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Why technology is key to the future of smart retailing 27 Nov 2018

The digital disruption of the apparel industry from manufacturing to retail is being driven by virtual reality, 3D modelling, artificial intelligence and voice technology. So to be successful into the future, companies along the supply chain must embrace these new tools to better connect with consumers. 

Who's responsible for a sustainable garment industry? 23 Nov 2018

Creating a truly sustainable global garment industry requires input from all players, including brands and retailers, business associations, trade unions, governments, NGOs and the end consumer, was the message at this year's Fair Wear Foundation Annual Summit.

VF Corp's journey to becoming a 'purpose-led' company 23 Oct 2018

"We get so focused on making money that we sometimes overlook the value of collaboration and the spirit of making the world a better place and for the future of our fashion industry," Scott Deitz, vice president of public affairs at US apparel giant VF Corp, told delegates at the recent IAF World Fashion Convention.

How technology is helping to build supply chain trust 19 Oct 2018

New tools and technologies are helping the apparel industry to build smarter, transparent – and more trusted – supply chains. Executives from Hugo Boss and Mango were among speakers at last week's IAF World Fashion Convention sharing their experiences.

Nimble new players building a smart future for fashion 17 Oct 2018

The convergence of disruptive new technologies, easy access to cheap capital, and changing consumer attitudes are shaking up an already-broken retail model, according to speakers at last week’s IAF World Fashion Convention. But rising Phoenix-like from the ashes are nimble new players building a smart future for fashion.

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Bestseller sets out "ambitious" sustainability strategy 6 Dec 2018

Danish apparel company Bestseller has launched what, by its own admission, is an "ambitious" new strategy that aims to make sustainability central to its way of doing business, including a new innovation platform under which it plans to invest in low-impact materials, new supply chain technologies and new business models.

Mud Jeans gains Nordic Swan certification 28 Nov 2018

Sustainable and Fair Trade Certified denim brand Mud Jeans says the majority of its collection is now certified to the Nordic Swan Ecolabel standard – the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries.

Circle Economy projects to "guide the way" to circularity 28 Nov 2018

Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy has announced three new projects that aim to make circularity accessible and achievable for apparel brands and retailers.

Fashion for Good signs five more innovators 8 Nov 2018

Fashion for Good, a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable, has welcomed five new participants to its Scaling Programme designed to fast-track the latest technologies for adoption across the apparel supply chain.

Fashion brand Mexx relaunches in less than a year 6 Nov 2018

Global fashion brand Mexx has been rebuilt from the ground up less than a year after being bought by the owners of Dutch holding company RNF.

Dutch investors push for living wage in garment supply chains 17 Oct 2018

Eight Dutch financial institutions managing assets worth a combined EUR725bn (US$836) have launched a coalition to campaign for fairer wages in the garment industry.

Mud Jeans among new Ellen MacArthur CE100 members 11 Oct 2018

Sustainable and Fair Trade Certified denim brand Mud Jeans is among the latest members to join the Ellen MacArthur Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network.

34th IAF World Fashion Convention deemed a sell out 4 Oct 2018

More than 20 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas will be represented at next week's IAF World Fashion Convention with the event now fully booked.

Fashion Makes Sense Award winners named at IAF 1 Oct 2018

The winners of the second Fashion Makes Sense Award (FMSA) 2018 will be announced next week during the 34th IAF World Fashion Convention.

Innovations sought to cut hazardous chemistry use 13 Sep 2018

Fashion for Good, a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable, and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation are calling for innovations to help phase out hazardous chemistry in the manufacturing of clothing.