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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,...

Here's one local industry that's gaining momentum

Local production is still in its infancy – as is re-shoring in general – but there's undeniable evidence that something is stirring in our i...

US-China trade war may accelerate Africa sourcing

While North Africa accounts for more than US$10bn of the continent's US$13.54bn in clothing and textile exports, the much discussed potentia...

Who's responsible for a sustainable garment sector

Creating a truly sustainable global garment industry requires input from all players, including brands and retailers, business associations,...

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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.


Why circular fashion is "the answer for everything" at Esprit 24 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Hong-Kong listed Esprit is currently rethinking every step of the fashion lifecycle with a view to "inclusive circularity" that respects the use of both material and human resources. Sara Bermúdez Couto, head of product safety management and environmental sustainability, explains.

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EU extends trade scheme for Jordan clothing exports 14 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

The EU and Jordan are to extend and widen the trade scheme that makes it easier for Jordanian companies employing Syrian refugees to export products such as clothing to the EU.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive guide on how to build a Balanced Scorecard with help from re:source by just-style, Fast Retailing publishes a list of the core fabric mills used by its Uniqlo casual clothing brand, and 43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers back a new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.


Dry weather hits Australia cotton and wool production 12 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

Dry weather conditions are expected to impact wool and cotton output in Australia for the 2018-19 period, a report from the Australian government has revealed.


What's in store at next Fashion SVP event? 12 Dec 18

Beth Wright

UK apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP returns to London in the New Year with speakers including Jo Byrne, head of buying at fashion retailer New Look.


Lacoste and Fast Retailing join mohair ban 11 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

Fashion firms Lacoste and Fast Retailing are the latest to join a long list of companies that have banned mohair from their products following reports of goats mutilated and killed in shearing sheds


Indonesia lifts restrictions on foreign investment in fabric printing 11 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

The Indonesian government is to relax foreign investment restrictions on a number of industry sectors – including fabric printing – in a bid to encourage exports and capital inflows.

Latest blogs

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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