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Retailers called out for poor purchasing practices

Research into the purchasing practices of fashion brands and retailers in Australia has found a disconnect between their own ratings and tho...

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...

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

$1m budget boost to develop Australia fashion trademark 14 May 2021

Leonie Barrie

Australia’s federal government has allocated AUD1m (US$0.77m) in funding to help develop an Australian fashion certification trade mark.

Australian wool sector gets new sustainability framework 30 Apr 2021

Beth Wright

The Australian wool and sheep meat industry, led by WoolProducers Australia (WPA) and Sheep Producers Australia (SPA), has released the country's first Sheep Sustainability Framework to monitor, measure, and report industry performance against sustainability priorities.

Accent Group to acquire Glue Store 28 Apr 2021

Beth Wright

Australia's Accent Group Limited has struck a deal to acquire the Glue Store retail and wholesale and distribution brands businesses of Next Athleisure Pty Ltd (NAL), for a cash consideration of $13m.

Nanollose raises $2.85m to scale tree-free Nullarbor fibre 23 Apr 2021

Beth Wright

Australian biotechnology company Nanollose has raised $2.85m to fund the development and commercialisation of its tree-free Nullarbor lyocell fibre.

Digital map pinpoints ethical retailers in Australia 23 Mar 2021

Beth Wright

Ethical Clothing Australia (EAC) has developed a new online shopping map to help consumers in Australia find ethically conscious fashion. 

Australian roundtable to tackle textile waste 16 Feb 2021

Beth Wright

The Australian Government has announced an AUD350,000 (US$272,815) grant to help tackle the country's textile waste problem and plans to host a national roundtable on the subject in a bid to unite the fashion industry, reuse charities, and fibre producers in preventing clothes from being dumped in landfill.

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