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Transparency depends on like-minded partners

The success of transparency and traceability within the clothing industry relies on each part of the supply chain sharing a common goal, a g...

Digital product creation – Key steps to success

Digital data tools and machine learning can provide fashion companies with an alternative way to make fact-based decisions that are not sway...

Trade tensions weigh on Australian wool prices

Uncertainties surrounding the trade war between the US and China are weighing on Australian wool prices though a reduction in demand from ke...

TPP trade pact in milestone signing by 12 nations

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, involving 12 nations and covering 40% of the world economy, has finally been signed by minis...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Dilan Gooneratne, CEO, MAS Bodyline 2 Jan 2013

Petah Marian

Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.

Interview: Elle Roseby, CEO, Sportsgirl 7 Nov 2011

Petah Marian

Trendy Australian fashion retailer Sportsgirl has spent the last five years working to establish a presence in all areas of its customers' lives. CEO Elle Roseby spoke to Petah Marian about how the 63-year-old brand has managed to remain relevant for its internet-savvy shoppers.

Latest News

Woolmark cuts licence fee for certification programme 14 Oct 2020

Leonie Barrie

The Woolmark Company is halving the annual licence fee for its Woolmark Certification Program, in a move aimed at helping supply chain partners gain access to the quality scheme.

SupplyCompass and Woolmark partner on wool sourcing 28 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

Product development and production management platform SupplyCompass has teamed up with The Woolmark Company to set up trusted wool supply chains and launch a wool guide to help brands launch new categories of wool products.

Australia launches online register for modern slavery 1 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

Australia’s government has launched an online register for modern slavery statements, which it hopes will significantly increase information available about modern slavery in global supply chains.

G-Star Raw fails to find a buyer for Australian business 21 Aug 2020

Beth Wright

Denim fashion brand G-Star Raw has confirmed administrators have been unable to find a buyer for its Australian store estate, meaning all of its stores in the country have now been closed.

Outland Denim opening Cambodia factories to other brands 12 Aug 2020

Beth Wright

Australian denim brand Outland Denim is to open its Cambodian manufacturing facilities to other brands and establish an in-house standard for sustainability.

Fashion brands found to be lagging on animal welfare 26 Jun 2020

Leonie Barrie

A study of 77 leading Australian and global brands has found that many lack an awareness of animal welfare issues found in common textile supply chains and don’t have policies in place to help safeguard animals.

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