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Timeline – Trump’s track record on trade – Update

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

Unlocking the value of time in your supply chain

A new metric has been developed to help textile and apparel supply chains evaluate the value of time in product development, merchandising a...

US apparel imports from China tumble in April

While it may be too early for the prospect of heavy US tariffs on goods from China to impact apparel imports from the country, it appeared t...

Guatemala eyes export surge amid yarn investment

Guatemala expects to double its apparel export growth this year amid surging US orders and investment to boost synthetic yarn production to...

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.

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Kraig Biocraft produces first roll of pure Dragon Silk 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has finished production of its first roll of pure Dragon Silk fabric, marking the first time the firm's proprietary recombinant spider silk fibres were used to create a 100% pure woven silk fabric.

Pantone expands line with polyester standards 22 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Colour specialist Pantone has expanded its product line with the development of polyester standards ideal for athleisure, footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and the home and fashion accessories markets.

Innerwear specialists Naked and Bendon complete merger 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Lingerie, sleepwear, and swimwear specialists Naked Brand Group and Bendon Limited have completed their previously announced business combination – a move that will create "a powerful portfolio of iconic brands."

Amazon launches fourth private apparel brand 21 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Amazon is continuing its assault on the fashion industry, launching its fourth own-brand essentialwear line called Meraki.

Downlite develops new thermoregulating down 21 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

US-based down and feather processor Downlite, which supplies responsibly sourced performance fills to the outdoor apparel market, has partnered with US-based Cocona Inc to develop a new performance category of thermoregulating down.

MySize develops mobile quality control solution 21 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

MySize, whose smartphone-based measurement technology helps shoppers choose the right sized clothes, is to launch a mobile measurement solution for retailers to ensure quality control throughout the apparel manufacturing process.

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