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NAFTA border security & TPP-11 bite Mexico makers

Mexico's apparel association Canaive is undergoing a management shake-up amid mounting challenges linked to NAFTA border security and the po...

Can blockchain transform the apparel supply chain?

Blockchain is the big buzzword in business circles at the moment, and a string of blockchains is evolving to disrupt the sourcing and retail...

Timeline – Trump’s track record on trade

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade polic...

US apparel imports fall in February

February is historically the slowest month when it comes to US apparel imports, and this year was no exception – with a lull as retailers pr...

Latest Interviews

Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0 28 Feb 2018

Calum MacRae

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Here we talk to Keith Barr, CEO of manufacturing operations management software specialist Leading2Lean, about the company's differentiated approach to 4.0 – which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO – Interview 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

Latest News

ZDHC accepts two new certification standards 24 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Control Union and NSF International have been recognised by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation as its newest certification standards.

Centric PLM Version 6.3 now tackles multiple markets 24 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Centric Software has released the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, which focuses on streamlining the go-to-market of products destined for multiple markets and/or channels.

EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed on an upgrade to their 15-year-old free trade deal.

Adidas and Reebok top latest supply chain transparency index 23 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Adidas, Reebok, Puma, and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) have topped the latest release of an index that monitors and ranks high street clothing brands on transparency across their value chains.

Consumers link supply chain to brand experience 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

A new survey suggests consumers want visibility into the supply chain when purchasing goods – and will switch brands if supply chain performance fails to meet their expectations.

US Q1 in brief – Steve Madden, Levi Strauss, Skechers USA 23 Apr 2018


In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Levi Strauss moved to a loss as it was hit by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act but raised its full-year 2018 revenue guidance, while casual footwear brand Skechers USA achieved a new quarterly sales record.

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