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The challenge for cotton amid a changing consumer

Cotton is being battered on all fronts, from false information campaigns, to competition from synthetic alternatives, and a changing consume...

How to manage the hem and haw of inventory

As consumer buying habits and demands become ever more complex, inventory management is key to ensuring companies can quickly respond to any...

4 first steps to nearshoring apparel supply chains

Apparel brands and retailers in Europe and the United States must take the lead on nearshoring, automation and sustainability, and establish...

Top trends in Canada’s apparel sourcing trade

Canada is the world's fifth-largest apparel market, and one of its fastest growing importers. Here Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor in the D...

Latest Interviews

Volt Smart Yarns bridging the gap on wearables – Interview 9 Aug 2018

John McCurry

Ahead of the launch of its new Volt Wearable Technology division, Matt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, talks to just-style about how the company’s Volt Smart Yarns has been gaining momentum in the smart fabrics industry – and some of the challenges still facing the sector in reaching its full potential.

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.

Latest News

US makes bold move to stop China clothing fakes 23 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

The US has taken another step in shaking up its trading relationship with China – this time pulling out of a UN treaty that offers low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages to the US.

123 apparel and footwear firms ink pact against forced labour 23 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

PVH Corp, Nike, Ralph Lauren and VF Corp are among 123 companies that have signed a new commitment to the fair treatment of workers in global apparel, footwear and travel goods supply chains. 

PrimaLoft develops biodegradable synthetic insulation 23 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft has developed what it claims is the first synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibre for the outdoor apparel and fashion industries.

Coach is the latest brand to go fur-free 23 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

Accessories business Tapestry has announced its Coach brand will no longer use real fur in its products, pledging to phase fur out completely by the debut of its autumn 2019 collection.

VF Corp leveraging supply chain to counter trade war 22 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

US apparel giant VF Corp has moved to quell concerns the trade war between the US and China could be worrisome for its business. 

Business "dragging its feet" on human rights globally 22 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Too many businesses are putting profit above human rights and ignoring their obligations, while governments fail to "regulate and lead by example", a group of United Nations (UN) rights experts has said.

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