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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

C&A Foundation funds Bangladesh transparency programme

21 December 2016 | Beth Wright

C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, has partnered with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and BRAC University (BRACU) on a transparency initiative that will see digital mapping of the country's ready-made garment industry..... 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

C&A uses Roica stretch yarns for sustainable C2C jeans

14 September 2018 | Michelle Russell

Fashion retailer C&A has launched what it claims are the world's most sustainably made Cradle-to-Cradle Certified jeans.... read more

C&A Foundation backs organic cotton cultivation in India

11 May 2018 | Michelle Russell

C&A Foundation has joined forces with the Government of Madhya Pradesh in calling for collaboration to build a more robust and resilient organic cotton sector in the Indian state.... read more

INDIA: Sets up group to grow organic cotton sector

1 May 2014 | Leonie Barrie

Industry leaders from the Indian organic cotton sector are to set up a new secretariat to help the country to realise its potential in sustainable fibre production.... read more

VIETNAM: Garco 10 triples profit in first half

21 August 2007 | just-style.com

Garment No10 Company (Garco 10) has posted a first-half net profit of US$1.3m, easily beating the profit of US$0.95m posted for the whole of 2006.... read more

C&A Foundation makes progress on transparency and advocacy

22 June 2018 | Michelle Russell

C&A Foundation says it has made much progress over the last 12 months, particularly in the areas of transparency and advocacy, but is calling on the wider industry to do more to tackle the "deep" challenges remaining within the industry.... read more

C&A Foundation launches circular fashion grant scheme

21 December 2017 | Michelle Russell

The C&A Foundation has earmarked EUR1.5m (US$1.8m) in grants to help bridge what it says is an "implementation gap" in apparel brands and retailers achieving circular business models.... read more

C&A helps grow organic cotton production in China

26 August 2016 | Beth Wright

In a bid to boost the supply of organic cotton in China, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, has partnered with C&A China and conservation partner Rare to help farmers grow more organic fibre.... read more

C&A partners on Brazil sustainable fashion project

16 December 2016 | Michelle Russell

Value retailer C&A has joined forces with Brazilian sustainable fashion project Malha to find new ways to produce and consume fashion more sustainably and collaboratively.... read more

C&A claims "world’s most sustainable denim"

31 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Fashion retailer C&A has launched the first Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified platinum fabric and what it claims is the world’s most sustainable denim.... read more

US: Impact Protective signs fabric deal with Under Armour

14 August 2007 | just-style.com

Impact Protective Equipment, the New Jersey-based shoulder pad maker, has signed an exclusive agreement with Baltimore-based Under Armour to make football shoulder pads with the company's ArmourGrip performance fabric.... read more

US: Under Armour Scent Control targets hunters

18 January 2012 | Richard Woodard

Apparel company Under Armour has partnered with odour removal specialist Sciessent to develop Under Armour Scent Control technology for hunting garments, footwear and accessories.... read more

Under Armour onto a winner with Charged Cotton

8 February 2011 | Leonie Barrie

For a brand that used to attack cotton as "the enemy," performance-apparel maker Under Armour has had a major change of heart with its new Charged Cotton line, which it now believes is "one of the biggest product stories we've had since our first shirt in 1996."... read more

Under Armour opens manufacturing innovation hub

28 June 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Under Armour’s local-for-local manufacturing vision is taking shape with a new state-of-the-art facility in the US that will serve as the "epicentre" for the sportswear giant's manufacturing and design innovation.... read more

In the money: Under Armour pushes international and women's

6 June 2013 | Petah Marian

International sportswear brand Under Armour is planning to double revenues to $4bn in the next three years as it moves into the "next chapter" of its business evolution.... read more

Under Armour CEO joins Trump manufacturing jobs initiative

31 January 2017 | Leonie Barrie

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is among a group of business leaders who will be advising president Donald Trump on how best to create new jobs in the US.... read more

Under Armour's Virgin Galactic spacesuits revealed

18 October 2019 | Beth Wright

US sportswear brand Under Armour has revealed a first look at the footwear and apparel it is developing for Virgin Galactic – the world’s first commercial spaceline.... read more

New Under Armour apparel line mimics infra-red sauna

5 April 2019 | Beth Wright

The latest training apparel collection from US sportswear brand Under Armour features a new mineral-infused fabric technology that works to enhance performance by recycling the body's energy.... read more

CANADA: Reliable Hosiery commits to African cotton

11 November 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Reliable Hosiery is the first Canadian company to join the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) network, in a move that expands the scheme internationally and should help lift demand for sustainably produced African cotton.... read more

just-style's research round-up

26 September 2011 | Liz Hague

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include an overview of the global retail industry, clothing accessories in India, and a guide to clothing and footwear in emerging Asia. ... read more