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Honduras sets sights on hike in activewear exports

Honduras is making an aggressive push to attract new textile and apparel industry investment – with the goal of becoming the Americas’ leadi...

Still no apparel sourcing alternatives to China

While China might have passed its zenith as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, the country's indispensable role is expected to remain...

Digitisation – The next apparel sourcing hotspot?

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier count...

Consolidation of the international apparel trade

The two largest apparel import markets in the world – the European Union and United States – are dominated by a comparatively small group of...

Latest Interviews

Busana expands to build business with leading brands – Interview 17 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.


Clarks manufacturing model steps into a faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.

Latest News

Inditex, H&M, Adidas among top 15 European supply chains 22 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review


Messe Frankfurt takes over Source Africa event 22 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is strengthening its activities in Africa after acquiring two of South Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows – including Source Africa.


TAL Apparel speeds up migration to cloud ERP 22 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant TAL Apparel Limited has finished the first phase of migrating its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to a cloud-based alternative in a bid to achieve significant cost reductions and operational efficiencies.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the myth of fast fashion's 'circular economy', China's indispensable role as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, how discounter Lidl is making money on its latest fashion range, and a new recycled natural leather product developed by Nike. 


Six killed in latest fire at Bangladesh textile mill 22 Sep 17

Hannah Abdulla

Six people have reportedly been killed after a blaze broke out at a textile mill in Bangladesh this week.


Outdoor brands to help tackle microplastic pollution 21 Sep 17

Beth Wright

Outdoor brands Polartec and Vaude, along with German sportswear giant Adidas and WWF Germany, are among nine organisations supporting a EUR1.7m (US$2.0m) project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research to try to reduce the impact of microparticle pollution.

Latest blogs

A deep dive to unlocking digitisation's potential 18 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier countries nearly exhausted, it is now seen as offering sourcing executives untapped potential to lower costs, shorten lead times and increase transparency.


Kingpins Goes to DC – Watch now 12 Sep 17

Leonie Barrie

The challenges and opportunities facing today’s textile and apparel industry is also explored in the second in a series of expert panel discussions that is now available to watch on demand

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