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Make your fashion brand more ethical & sustainable

Today's consumers are increasingly concerned their purchases should be inflicting the least possible harm on the environment and societies a...

Unlocking the value of time in your supply chain

A new metric has been developed to help textile and apparel supply chains evaluate the value of time in product development, merchandising a...

Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agre...

New facility elevates Esquel's green credentials

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m manufac...

Latest Interviews

The skills deficit is the biggest challenge for UK manufacturing – David Nieper MD interview 15 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

David Nieper, one of the UK's last remaining vertical fashion manufacturers, is taking control of its own destiny by investing in the country's first digital printing plant for jersey fabric, addressing the skills deficit through an in-house sewing school, and helping to develop the industry's first apprentice standard. Managing director Christopher Nieper explains why the business continues to punch above its weight.


Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. Here he tells just-style why his belief in Bangladesh means the company's investment in the country continues unabated.

Latest News

Vietnam garment industry labour guide gets an update 22 Jun 18

Beth Wright

The sixth edition of a guide designed to help employers, employees, international buyers, and other stakeholders better understand the obligations and rights stipulated by Vietnamese labour law has been published.


Apprenticeship scheme to boost UK shoe manufacturing 22 Jun 18

Michelle Russell

In a boost for UK manufacturing, Northampton College has helped launch a new nationally accredited apprenticeship standard to train the next generation of shoemakers.


Kraig Biocraft produces first roll of pure Dragon Silk 22 Jun 18

Beth Wright

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has finished production of its first roll of pure Dragon Silk fabric, marking the first time the firm's proprietary recombinant spider silk fibres were used to create a 100% pure woven silk fabric.


Inditex supports meeting on India GFAs 22 Jun 18

Beth Wright

More than fifty Inditex textile and garment suppliers in India have gathered in Bangalore and Delhi to ensure the effective implementation of global union IndustriAll's Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) in the country's garment sector.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Jun 18

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by news regarding US President Donald Trump. These include an updated timeline of the President's key trade milestones, his claim that Canadians are smuggling shoes across the border to avoid paying tariffs, and the threat of additional tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."


Happypunt selects PLM to boost speed 22 Jun 18

Beth Wright

Spanish womenswear manufacturer Happypunt has invested in a digitising solution from apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology to meet speed and Industry 4.0 trends.

Latest blogs

Trump spares textile machinery in tariff spat 19 Jun 18

Leonie Barrie

Hundreds of US imports from China will be hit with an additional 25% tariff from next month – but to the relief of the US textile, apparel and footwear industry, most of the equipment used in the domestic manufacturing of these products has been removed from the list of products.


Esquel's eco-friendly manufacturing complex 11 Jun 18

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m eco-friendly manufacturing complex in southern China.

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