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Sustainability must be next priority for retailers

As apparel brands and retailers rebuild their post-pandemic supply chains, now is the perfect time to rethink how they can embed sustainabil...

Burberry trials social retail in China

British luxury clothing and accessories brand Burberry has opened its first "social retail store" in Shenzhen, China's technology hub, as a...

Tapestry turnaround plans focus on digital growth

Coach brand owner Tapestry Inc has embarked on a new multi-year turnaround plan to cut costs and focus on digital growth as shoppers continu...

5 ways world textile and apparel trade is changing

The latest World Trade Statistical Review 2020 newly released by the World Trade Organization (WTO) offers an insight into fashion companies...

Latest Interviews

Yesim Tekstil upbeat as brands look closer for do-it-all suppliers 4 Aug 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Despite the upheaval of the global coronavirus crisis, the future looks bright for Turkish textile and garment mega-producer Yesim Tekstil with European brands increasingly seeking vertically integrated suppliers, sustainability and options to near-shore production. CEO Senol Sankaya tells just-style how the company adapted to the pandemic, and why it is optimistic going forward.


Has the apparel sourcing bubble burst? 21 Jul 2020

Leonie Barrie

For Ranjan Mahtani, chairman and CEO at Epic Group, one of the world's largest clothing manufacturers, the global Covid-19 pandemic is the final straw. He believes the time has finally come for brands, retailers and their suppliers to take stock, re-evaluate current practices – and redefine their roles for the future.

Latest News

US clothing retail sales rise at a slower rate in July 14 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Sales at US clothing retailers continued to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in July, albeit growing more slowly than the month before.


Fashion retailers back UK government aid to shore up supply chains 14 Aug 20

Beth Wright

The UK Government has launched a new programme to strengthen global supply chains by supporting workers in developing countries during the coronavirus pandemic in a move that is estimated to benefit nearly 120,000 people working in the global garment industry. 


New Look launches sale process as it prepares CVA 14 Aug 20

Beth Wright

UK fashion retailer New Look is seeking a buyer and is preparing to launch another company voluntary agreement (CVA) as it tries to restructure its business.


Crystal International scales up virtual sampling 14 Aug 20

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been scaling up its use of 3D virtual sampling, and expects to use the technology in 80% of the products that it develops by next year.


Ralph Lauren takes stake in upcycled fibre start-up 14 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Ralph Lauren Corporation has invested in a sustainable material science start-up which works to turn plant-based, upcycled fibres – such as cotton waste – into high-performance materials.


US hits China garment maker with detention order 14 Aug 20

Michelle Russell

The US has issued a new import detention order on garments produced by the Hero Vast Group that are suspected of being manufactured using prison labour in China.

Latest blogs

New fashion retail landscape emerging 10 Aug 20

Michelle Russell

The new fashion retail landscape emerging in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic is already leading to dramatic and permanent changes in the way brands and fashion retailers plan and work. There are some practical steps that surviving businesses should consider as online becomes the dominant way of doing business.


Tackling greenhouse gas emissions in fashion supply chains 3 Aug 20

Hannah Abdulla

The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global carbon emissions – making it imperative that fashion supply chains find more environmentally friendly ways of operating. The journey starts with the first step of understanding and measuring the impacts.

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