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How purchasing practices impact supply chains

Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer just an option in business, it has become a commercial imperative and needs to be inte...

A digital-first future requires an agile mindset

As the ‘see now, buy now’ culture gathers pace, retailers are feeling the pressure to get products to market faster than ever before. To ach...

Apparel sector lagging on sustainable engagement

A report from Boston-based sustainability non-profit Ceres analysing the performance of US companies on a range of sustainability criteria h...

US apparel imports tumble in March

Apparel imports into the US took a downturn in March, with double digit declines from three of the top ten countries year-on-year. China - t...

Latest Interviews

Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 2017

Wang Fangqing

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.


How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

Latest News

US halts imports of Turkmenistan cotton products 25 May 18

Leonie Barrie

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a withhold release order banning imports of all cotton and cotton products from Turkmenistan, in a move that means retailers and brands will need to move quickly to identify and eliminate Turkmen cotton from their supply chains.


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 May 18

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how companies under pressure to get products to market faster must jettison traditional sourcing models in favour of more agile methods of production, why Marks & Spencer is "perilously close" to losing its status as the UK's number one clothing retailer to Primark, Target taps Bill Foudy as its new sourcing chief, and how purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains.


Birla Cellulose and Lenzing latest ZDHC affiliates 24 May 18

Beth Wright

Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of Indian textile conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have committed to the to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.


Wrangler joins Cotton Leads programme 24 May 18

Beth Wright

US jeans brand Wrangler has joined more than 540 companies from across the global supply chain who have signed up to the Cotton Leads programme, which supports responsible production practices by cotton growers in the US and Australia.


Invista invests US$250m in new US ADN plant 24 May 18

Beth Wright

US-based fibre producer Invista says it is entering the final design phase of a US$250m project at its Victoria, Texas, site which will see an upgrade of its manufacturing technology and increase production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibres and plastics.


Patented treatment makes cotton dyeing more sustainable 23 May 18

Beth Wright

A breakthrough technology that reinvents the cotton dyeing process, making it significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly, has been named the winner of an innovation competition at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Latest blogs

The disruption of digitisation 21 May 18

Leonie Barrie

There's currently a lot of talk about how the digitisation of key processes along the clothing supply chain can bring benefits ranging from faster decision-making to improved efficiency, transparency and compliance. At Helly Hansen and VF Corporation, digitising the quality process is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


US retailers stock up amid tariff threat 14 May 18

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in March, with double-digit declines from three of the top ten supplier countries. While the results reflect Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia, China – the US's largest clothing provider – still managed to book growth for the month.

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