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Textile waste key to fashion's circular future

Textile waste must become the industry's new raw material, according to consortium that has issued a call to action for brands and retailers...

US political divisions complicate fashion's future

Forecasting the future is always difficult. But during days of extreme challenges, a look ahead is more important than ever. Here, industry...

UK forced labour probe reaches out to retailers

Major apparel companies including H&M, Marks & Spencer, Adidas, Nike and Gap have been contacted by UK politicians to give evidence at an in...

A sustainable future for India's fashion industry

A perfect storm of innovation and opportunity means the Indian fashion and textile sectors are accelerating towards sustainability and circu...

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Steering Morocco’s makers through the coronavirus crisis – Interview 21 Oct 2020

Elizia Volkmann

Fatima Alaouia-Zohra, director-general of Morocco's textile and clothing industry association AMITH, tells just-style how the Covid-19 crisis has galvanised the sector into setting a new course for the future.

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. 

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Fashion industry facing digital skills gap post-Covid 22 Oct 20

Beth Wright

A new global survey has found while there is clearly still a need for strong fundamental skills in the fashion industry – such as apparel costing, sourcing, and supply chain management – there is a gap in so-called "future" skills that combine 3D digitalisation and data skills with technical skills.

Epic Group partners with BRAC on women's leadership scheme 22 Oct 20

Leonie Barrie

Garment manufacturing giant Epic Group is launching a dedicated training scheme for women workers at its factories in Bangladesh in conjunction with international development organisation BRAC. 

Kingpins adds fabric sourcing hub to online event 22 Oct 20

Beth Wright

The organisers of denim trade show Kingpins have outlined plans for the next edition of its online-only event Kingpins24, which will also feature a new online sourcing platform that digitises denim collections from mills around the globe.

Higg FSLM tackles audit fatigue with new scoring tool 22 Oct 20

Michelle Russell

Global brands now have the ability to assess social and labour performance of their supplier facilities with a standard scoring system added to the Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (Higg FSLM).

Otabo furthers digital strategy with PLM 22 Oct 20

Beth Wright

Full-service footwear and apparel manufacturer Otabo has implemented a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help manage its growth.

Apparel trade activity bounces back in Q3 21 Oct 20

Leonie Barrie

After a difficult Q2, trade activity in the apparel industry bounced back 14% in the third quarter, according to a new analysis of orders placed and invoices processed during the period.

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Garment workers still feeling pandemic impact 19 Oct 20

Leonie Barrie

An analysis of trade data on apparel imports into the US and EU appears to show that buyers cancelled orders worth at least US$16.2bn between April and June this year. The shortfall leaves massive arrears, with severe short and long-term impacts for workers and suppliers.

China leads US apparel import declines in August 12 Oct 20

Beth Wright

US apparel imports continued to climb in August as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season.

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