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UK brands shed light on sustainability challenges

British apparel brands and retailers including Asos, Boohoo and Missguided have spoken of the challenges they face in trying to become more...

US imports from Vietnam at highest for a year

All of the top ten individual supplier countries to the US recorded growth in imports in September, with those from Vietnam at their highest...

British MPs criticise "mountain of clothing waste"

Reducing waste, recycling and product disposal were among issues to come under the microscope in the latest parliamentary evidence session,...

China set to overtake US as largest fashion market

Greater China will for the first time in centuries overtake the US as the world's largest fashion market in 2019, according to a new study,...

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Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 2018

Leonie Barrie

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.


Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 2018

Leonie Barrie

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.

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Bangladesh clean textile pact widens scope and impact 11 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

The second phase of an initiative to adopt state-of-the-art efficiency and cleaner production practices in Bangladesh’s textile value chain has expanded its scope from spinning to the final finished product – and is eyeing savings of 10.9bn litres of water and 1.3m megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy every year.


US Q3 in brief – Zumiez, The Children's Place, G-III Apparel, Dollar General 11 Dec 18

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In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Guess Inc widened its net loss, footwear firm Foot Locker booked a rise in earnings but a drop in sales, Kohl's reported its fifth consecutive quarter of positive growth, and Burlington Stores recorded strong earnings and sales growth. 


UKFT to take over management of Textiles Scotland 11 Dec 18

Beth Wright

The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is to take over the management of Textiles Scotland (STLA), the membership group for Scottish producers of fashion, accessories, interiors, and technical textiles.


Global fashion industry unites to tackle climate change 10 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers – including Adidas, Burberry, Gap Inc, H&M Group, Inditex, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co, and PVH Corp – are backing a Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action with an initial goal of reducing aggregate greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.


Dominican Republic duty-free apparel export scheme ends 10 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

The duty-free apparel import benefit for clothing from the Dominican Republic has now expired, the US Office for Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) has confirmed.


New project to improve work in Asia garment supply chains 7 Dec 18

Michelle Russell

A new project is about to get off the ground to promote decent work in Asian garment supply chains.

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Regional supply chains shape up 26 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

Regional patterns in world textile and apparel trade are becoming increasingly important, according to an analysis using data from the re:source by just-style sourcing tool. The trend reflects both the changing dynamics of the global economy and the shifting sourcing strategies of fashion brands and retailers.


US-China trade spat spurs sourcing shifts 22 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

The coming change of control of the House of Representatives following the US mid-term elections will probably do little to stop the escalating tariff disputes between the US and China, the American fashion industry has been warned.

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