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German sustainable textiles scheme loses members

A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has to...

India clothing boss hails sustainability scheme

The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has told just-style how a new national sustainability programme should help...

Vietnam again leads June US apparel import growth

Apparel imports into the US in June have risen as merchants stocked up for summer and prepare for the back-to-school season, climbing on the...

NAFTA renegotiation – Key textile & apparel issues

As the United States, Canada and Mexico prepare to begin formal talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NA...

Latest Interviews

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.


Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

Latest News

Researchers power wearables with printed batteries 16 Aug 17

Hannah Abdulla

Researchers at the University of Manchester are a step closer to powering wearable technology devices without the need for cumbersome battery packs by printing flexible batteries directly on to fabric.


Chinese swimwear brand hailed for using Repreve 16 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Finch Designs, a swimwear brand that uses the Repreve recycled filament fibre, has become the first China-based brand to be awarded the Project JUST Seal of Approval for its commitment to transparency and building a sustainable supply chain.


US approves AGOA textile and apparel visa for Togo 15 Aug 17

Hannah Abdulla

The US government has given the green light to a textile and apparel visa for Togo under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which will facilitate apparel and textile exports to the US.


Bestseller joins the Global Fashion Agenda 15 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Danish apparel company Bestseller has joined the likes of Swedish fashion giant H&M, US department store retailer Target Corp, and French luxury goods group Kering as a strategic partner in the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a group working to set a common direction for industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.


Hanesbrands offers odour-free Champion apparel 14 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Hanesbrands Japan has partnered with Polygiene to launch an odour-free athletic wear under its Champion brand.


Wrangler joins work to boost sustainable US cotton 11 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Jeanswear brand Wrangler has become the first apparel company to join the sustainable agriculture alliance as a next step towards increasing the supply of sustainable US cotton.

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Leonie Barrie

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Apparel imports into the US rose in June 14 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US rose in June as merchants stocked up for summer and prepared for the back-to-school season, with imports from Vietnam continuing to surge.

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