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Change or die – a stark message for supply chains

The old guard of the United States apparel and footwear industries better wise up to changes occurring all along the supply chain if they wa...

RCEP and its impact on textile and apparel trade

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has the potential to be one of the most significant mega-FTAs in the world, both econ...

Need for speed turbocharges footwear supply chains

Moves by Nike and Adidas to turbocharge their footwear supply chains through robotics and automated factories are not only set to shake up t...

Sewbots pave the way for the factory of the future

While the use of robotics in the apparel production process remains a frustratingly elusive panacea, fully automated worklines for T-shirts...

Latest Interviews

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 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.

North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

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Under Armour taps Patrik Frisk as president 27 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Athletic wear maker Under Armour has named former Aldo CEO, Patrik Frisk as president and chief operating officer (COO).

Amazon eyes speedier delivery with drone patent 27 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Online behemoth Amazon could be one step closer to achieving its goal of delivering goods by drone with a new patent that would speed up delivery times.

Date set for Sears Canada's Nasdaq de-listing 27 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Department store retailer Sears Canada will be de-listed from the Nasdaq Stock Market on 3 July, following a court order which was granted last week as protection from its creditors as the business strives to restructure.

Honduras raises $1.5bn for new activewear plan 26 Jun 2017

Ivan Castano Freeman

The textiles and apparel sector in Honduras has raised $1.5bn as part of its 2020 development plan to become a global synthetics yarn and activewear major.

US initiates polyester staple fibre trade probe 26 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

The US Department of Commerce has initiated an investigation into the dumping of fine denier polyester staple fibre (PSF) imports from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

WRAP publishes new Sustainable Clothing Guide 26 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

UK-based Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has unveiled the latest edition of its Sustainable Clothing Guide, designed to share best practice on sustainable clothing.

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