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TAL Apparel raises the bar on face masks

Having built its reputation as an ‘Innofacturer’ of added value clothing, it was a logical next step for Hong Kong-based garment giant TAL A...

A milestone in recycling blended textiles at scale

Swedish fast-fashion brand Monki has launched the first capsule clothing collection made using a breakthrough textile-to-textile recycling p...

Transparency key to future of sustainable denim

Denim manufacturers must understand that no sustainability project can truly be deemed as such without a focus on transparency and traceabil...

US apparel imports continue to rise in September

The volume of US apparel imports continued to climb in September on the month prior as business picked up for retailers following the pandem...

Latest Interviews

Setting a standard for more sustainably grown cotton 27 Oct 2020

Hannah Abdulla

A data-rich cotton sustainability initiative is ramping up to help brands and retailers better track the environmental impact of the cotton entering their supply chains, explains Dr Gary Adams, executive director of the US Cotton Trust Protocol (CTP).

Why Sateri sees Covid-19 as an industry wake-up call – Interview 21 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Leading viscose fibre producer Sateri has kept its foot firmly on the gas in recent months, with milestones that include starting production of lyocell fibres in China and launching a new commercial scale viscose fibre made from recycled textile waste – all in the midst of a global pandemic. President Allen Zhang shares how Covid-19 has affected the business and explains why the crisis has underlined the importance of a resilient and agile supply chain. 

Latest News

Agritask named cotton innovation winner 30 Nov 20

Beth Wright

Israel-based agricultural-tech start-up Agritask Ltd has been named the winner of a global project seeking creative ideas and solutions to improve sustainable cotton farming practices worldwide.

BCI trained 2.3m cotton farmers last season 27 Nov 20

Michelle Russell

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says more than 2.3m cotton farmers received training on more sustainable farming practices in the 2018-19 cotton season, with participants achieving a reduction in water and pesticide use while increasing yields and profits.

Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Nov 20

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how TAL Apparel is reinventing the face mask, according to CEO Roger Lee, and how Hong Kong is evolving into a leading sourcing and digital supply-chain services hub. A project aimed at improving communication between workers and managers in Gap Inc garment supplier factories has also boosted production efficiency, and Adidas has fallen off the Dow Jones Sustainability Index after a 20-year run.

Chinese spinner Tiancheng to trace recycled cotton 27 Nov 20

Michelle Russell

Chinese recycled cotton spinner Tiancheng Recycolor is teaming up with Dutch fibre solutions firm The Movement to verify its fully traceable recycled cotton yarn.

Ascena Retail Group bans use of alpaca wool 26 Nov 20

Beth Wright

Ascena Retail Group – owner of the Ann Taylor, Loft and Lane Bryant chains – has become the latest fashion industry player to ban the use of alpaca wool and commit to eliminating the material from its product lines going forward.

Higg Co teams with Dedagroup Stealth on green data 25 Nov 20

Beth Wright

Higg Co is to integrate its sustainability data into the supply chain management systems of Dedagroup Stealth, the technology company behind more than 60% of Italy’s best-known global fashion brands.

Latest blogs

Will a troubled presidential transition add to apparel industry woes? 26 Nov 20

Hannah Abdulla

The US apparel industry faces many problems these days – not least of which is a potentially turbulent transition to the Biden Administration and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Building an interconnected global trade network 16 Nov 20

Leonie Barrie

Banking giant HSBC is focusing on the apparel industry with a new digital B2B platform that enables retailers and brands, manufacturers and suppliers to build trusted relationships, exchange data, and tap into new technologies.

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