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Tonello technologies tap new need for garment disinfecting

5 June 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Finishing machinery maker Tonello has launched a range of technologies that can sanitise and disinfect garments and accessories, both during production and in the retail store.... read more

Timeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ

5 June 2020 | just-style

Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019, its impact has been felt across the global apparel and textile sector. just-style's timeline shows how the pandemic is evolving – and will be updated as developments unfold.... read more

New Coats app for real-time yarn blend calculation

5 June 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Industrial thread maker Coats has developed a new app featuring a yarn blend calculator that accurately predicts, within seconds, fabric properties for end-use in the personal protection sector. ... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

5 June 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how US clothing brands are exploring ways to make their supply chains faster and more nimble as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and why supply chain funding is so important to the industry's recovery. Elsewhere, Adidas and Target Corp are among a number of US retailers to have closed stores in response to the civil unrest taking place across the country.... read more

Mauritius makers need technology revamp to recover from virus

4 June 2020 | Michelle Russell

A government minister has urged the textile and apparel manufacturing industry in Mauritius to embrace advanced Industry 4.0 technology if it is to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic successfully, after being brought to its knees by the outbreak.... read more

Jeanologia Sanibox sanitises clothing to eliminate Covid-19

4 June 2020 | Michelle Russell

Denim finishing technology specialist Jeanologia has developed what it says is the only sanitisation technology on the market certified to eliminate the coronavirus from textiles, apparel and footwear.... read more

Teijin and Murata partner on antimicrobial performance fabric

4 June 2020 | Michelle Russell

Teijin Frontier, the fibre product converting business of Japanese conglomerate Teijin Group, has partnered with Murata Manufacturing to develop what they claim is the world’s first piezoelectric fabric with an antimicrobial performance.... read more

Digital shoe design platform to cut time and cost

4 June 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

4D ShoeTech is launching a digital shoe platform that will allow footwear designers and developers to ideate, prototype and showcase their design vision in 4D, without ever making a physical sample.... read more

Top stories on just-style in May...

1 June 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style in May continued to be dominated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain. During the month we took a look at how the flood of excess inventory will likely lead to widespread administrations for companies in the UK, Europe and the US, and how the crisis could result in fewer, smaller collections from more sustainable supply chains. HanesBrands said PPE could become a permanent part of its portfolio, while Kohl's moved to tighten up its apparel offering, and Boohoo raised US$241.4m through a share placing designed to help it fund future acquisitions.... read more

New Inventory Quarantine tool to help automate returns

29 May 2020 | Leonie Barrie

As the apparel retail industry prepares to open its doors again, new technology has been released to aid retailers with inventory quarantine.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

29 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include an update on which brands are refusing to make no commitment to pay in full for orders completed and in production, a look at the steps manufacturers must take to if they want to stay relevant as fashion gets faster, and a new initiative offering consumers the chance to purchase clothing from cancelled apparel orders from Bangladesh.... read more

Adidas and Allbirds aim for lowest carbon footprint sports shoe

29 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has joined forces with German sportswear giant Adidas to develop a sports performance shoe with what they say will be the lowest ever carbon footprint.... read more

New nonprofit aims to speed sustainable materials development

28 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

A new non-profit organisation has launched with the goal of accelerating the development of sustainable materials for the fashion, automotive, and home goods industries.... read more

Serai apparel trade platform taps Coats Digital and Res.Q

22 May 2020 | Leonie Barrie

HSBC’s new invitation-only apparel trade platform Serai is partnering with Coats Digital and Res.Q to provide companies across the apparel industry with access to their inter-connected digital solutions.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

22 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a deep-dive into the Canadian apparel market and its sourcing patterns, and a look at how Covid-19 could lead to a reshuffle in the fashion industry's focus on sustainability. Retailer Marks & Spencer is to accelerate a number of changes within the business including the introduction of a faster 'near-sourcing' supply chain, and L Brands is to shutter around 250 Victoria's Secret across the US and Canada.... read more

Browzwear update includes 3D Adobe tech

20 May 2020 | Beth Wright

3D design and prototyping software specialist Browzwear is integrating 3D texturing and materials authoring technology from Adobe in a move aimed at boosting apparel businesses’ ability to design, visualise, and make decisions more accurately. ... read more

How colour can play a key role in reducing textile overdevelopment

19 May 2020 | Guest author

Many apparel brands struggle with overdevelopment, leading to wasted time and effort. For brands looking to overcome this, colour is an important consideration, explains Dustin Bowersox, market manager for textiles and apparel at Datacolor.... read more

Garmon develops 'Safe Wear' garment protection

19 May 2020 | Michelle Russell

Apparel chemicals specialist Garmon has developed a ‘Safe Wear’ line of products it says offers extra protection to garments.... read more

Adrian Jules uses 3D tech to digitise operating processes

19 May 2020 | Michelle Russell

New York design house Adrian Jules has digitised its entire operating process from design to cutting with the implementation of 3D technology.... read more

VF Corp takes step to explore virtual reality

15 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Technology company Cemtrex says it has received an order from apparel giant VF Corporation to build a virtual reality (VR) application for corporate and third party use, aimed at creating a better retail experience for consumers. ... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

15 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how fashion brands can offer practical assistance to suppliers reopening factories, and almost 70 jobs have been lost in Bangladesh after British retailer Debenhams liquidated its sourcing operation. Meanwhile, Covid-19 will wipe off US$297bn from the global apparel market in 2020, and Li & Fung has been given the green light by shareholders to take the company private.... read more

Target same-day technologies deal will boost speed

13 May 2020 | Michelle Russell

US department store retailer Target Corp plans to acquire technology from same-day delivery start-up Deliv, in a move that could see the company improve its position ing e-commerce, delivery efficiency and speed, and smart supply chain.... read more

Industry heavyweights partner on traceable, upcycled denim range

12 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) has partnered on a traceable, nine-piece upcycled denim collection aimed at reducing apparel's climate impact.... read more

Gymshark boosts speed and efficiency with PLM

12 May 2020 | Beth Wright

UK-based fitness brand Gymshark has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help streamline its product-related processes and boost speed and accuracy.... read more

Materials innovation key to unlocking industry growth

11 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Materials innovations are key to driving textile and apparel industry growth despite fragmented supply chains and economic headwinds, according to a new report.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

7 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the flood of excess inventory from the Covid-19 pandemic will likely lead to widespread administrations for companies in the UK, Europe, and the US, and why retailer bankruptcy laws need reform. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and Gap Inc has partnered with IMG to explore the introduction of "complementary products" to its Gap, Banana Republic, and Janie and Jack assortments.... read more

Apparel Textile Sourcing launches virtual event

7 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Apparel Textile Sourcing (ATS) Trade Shows is to hold a virtual event later this month in light of the public health concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.... read more

Amazon websites added to US Notorious Markets list

6 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has place five of Amazon's country websites on its 'Notorious Markets' list as it moves to crack down further on fakes entering the country.... read more

Asos scales up use of augmented reality to weather Covid-19 storm

6 May 2020 | Beth Wright

UK online fashion retailer Asos is ramping up its use of augmented reality (AR) technology to simulate real-life model photography in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.... read more

UK high street needs strong online presence to succeed post Covid-19

6 May 2020 | Michelle Russell

Reopening the UK high street will only succeed if retailers maintain a strong online presence, with social distancing measures meaning lower footfall, according to new research.... read more

Taking to the cloud to boost fashion innovation

4 May 2020 | Guest author

Adopting PLM as a cloud service can provide a foundation for the further digitalisation of product design and development processes, enable greater innovation, drive more value from the business and support business growth, says Andrew Dalziel, senior director, Industry Strategy, Infor.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

1 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how labour rights are set to worsen in Asia's garment sector as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the region, and five ways to overhaul the global fashion supply chain for the future. Meanwhile, Esquel Group is shuttering four factories as it struggles with falling orders, and the president of the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers' Association has complained about the treatment his members have experienced at the hands of international brands and retailers during the crisis. ... read more

Top stories on just-style in April...

30 April 2020 | Beth Wright

The impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain dominated coverage on just-style in April. During the month we took a look at what fashion retail might be like when the pandemic is over, how the crisis is providing the sector with an opportunity to "reset and reshape," why the entire supply chain must work as an ecosystem to survive intact, and why apparel industry payment terms are no longer fit for purpose.... read more

Björn Borg selects PLM for transparency

28 April 2020 | Michelle Russell

Swedish underwear business Björn Borg has invested in new Product Lifecycle Management Software (PLM) for improved data accuracy, communication and transparency.... read more

Sedex launches direct worker reporting programme

27 April 2020 | Michelle Russell

Responsible sourcing platform Sedex has launched a direct worker reporting programme to help businesses hear directly from workers in their supply chains – allowing them to respond and improve working conditions during the Covid-19 disruption.... read more