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New Balance to scale Made-in-USA 3D printing platform

3 July 2019 | Beth Wright

Boston-based New Balance Athletics has launched a new 3D printing platform based around a new proprietary photopolymer resin, which reduces the need for injection moulded thermoplastic and speeds its development and production cycles.... read more


Green supply chain map links China factories to brands

4 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

Six leading apparel brands have stepped forward to be featured on a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.... read more


What's 3D printing doing for apparel and footwear?

17 August 2016 | Guest author

3D printing has already transformed the manufacturing process in many industries, but an assessment of the technology by analysts at Bernstein Research seems to suggest much more progress still needs to be made before it has the potential to impact apparel.... read more


New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles

17 November 2014 | Debra Cobb

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.... read more


Zero discharge group “forging solidly” towards goals

6 March 2014 | Richard Woodard

Members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group are “forging solidly” towards their 2020 goals, but need the collective help of industry and other stakeholders, says a new report.... read more


ITALY: Canepa claims world-first toxic-free textiles pledge

27 September 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Italian high-end textile manufacturer Canepa SpA has made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain by 2020 - becoming, it claims, the first textile company in the world to join Greenpeace's Detox campaign.... read more


Gildan Activewear forges ahead with expansion

18 September 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Facing up to capacity constraint issues that have been weighing on sales and the availability of certain products, apparel maker Gildan Activewear is forging ahead with its expansion plans.... read more


PERU: Calls for labour reform a "hot-button" issue

15 April 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Efforts by a group of US apparel brands and retailers to persuade the Peruvian government to repeal legislation that allows the use of short-term contracts in the country's garment industry have, as yet, generated no formal response, just-style has learnt.... read more


Global news roundup

23 November 2011 | Leonie Barrie

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.... read more


WORLD: Apparel firms join Uzbek cotton ban

12 September 2011 | Leonie Barrie

More than 60 of the world's best known apparel companies and brands, including Adidas, Burberry, C&A, Levi Strauss, Li & Fung, Liz Claiborne, PVH Corp and Wal-Mart Stores, have vowed not to source Uzbek cotton harvested using forced child labour.... read more


just-style management briefing: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's collective efforts

5 August 2011 | Ben Cooper

Over the past decade and more, industry associations and individual companies have launched numerous initiatives with the aim of addressing and reducing the environmental and social impacts of clothing manufacture. However, this year the clothing industry's collective effort witnessed what many hope will be a game-changing development with the formation of a new multi-stakeholder partnership.... read more


UK: Korean retailer E-Land buys Lochcarron of Scotland

5 July 2011 | Katie Smith

Korean fashion and retail giant E-Land has bought weaving and tartan specialist Lochcarron of Scotland, in a deal the Borders-based firm says will secure its "continued presence as a manufacturing business."... read more


JORDAN: Apparel industry backs international labour project

16 November 2009 | just-style.com

The Jordan labour ministry wants all companies at the country's Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) to join a pioneer project launched by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to assess the sector’s compliance with international and local labour laws and treaties.... read more


HONG KONG: Event focuses on tighter product safety rules

4 June 2008 | just-style.com

Speakers from New Balance, VF Asia and Esquel have been lined up to talk about the impact of tightened product safety guidelines on the textiles industry at a special event in Hong Kong later this month.... read more


BELGIUM: Union blasts sportswear makers ahead of Olympics

21 April 2008 | just-style.com

A global trade union organisation has slammed leading sportswear companies for allegedly allowing violations of workers rights by suppliers in some Asian countries to become an "industry norm".... read more


Functional textiles take centre stage at TTNA

16 April 2008 | just-style.com

The fifth edition of Techtextil North America, held in Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Center earlier this month, offered several glimpses of interesting functional textiles and apparel. Another evident trend among exhibitors was continuing attention to environmentally friendly products, as John W McCurry reports.... read more