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China apparel makers well prepared for trade war

The intensifying trade war between the US and China is proving to be an opportunity for some larger Chinese clothing manufacturing firms who...

Personalisation isn't the future – it's now

A shift from traditional mass manufacturing to more agile production with multiple capsule collections and scaled personalised production is...

How garment factories can become retailers

The first of a two-part series looking at 'Why garment factories should move into retail' discussed some of the fears and concerns facing ma...

Why garment factories should move into retail

Sourcing and manufacturing are no longer enough to fuel apparel company and industry growth. In the first of a two-part series, Emma Birnbau...

Latest Interviews

Nirapon's vision for a safer apparel sector in Bangladesh – Interview 24 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh's newest safety monitoring initiative, Nirapon, has come under fire since its launch earlier this year, with much of the criticism around its focus on monitoring rather than overseeing factory remediation, and the fact it doesn't name or shame non-compliant suppliers. But in a candid interview with just-style, CEO Moushumi Khan suggests getting supplier buy-in and encouraging them in the right way to be compliant is a key factor in increasing workplace safety in Bangladeshi garment factories. 


Joined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 May 2019

Beth Wright

It's been almost a year since Hugo Boss outlined its latest, annually revised set of ambitious sustainability targets and the German premium fashion brand continues to make progress towards its goals, including upping its use of more responsibly sourced cotton and reducing the number of potentially hazardous substances within its supply chain. Driving these efforts is Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability, who also tells just-style of his concerns that despite efforts by individual companies, a concerted industry approach is still in its beginning when it comes to driving systematic change.

Latest News

Why vegan fashion materials require careful scrutiny 21 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

With fashion retailers from Topshop to New Look and Asos launching new vegan clothing and footwear lines, firms are also being advised to be aware of the difficulties in entering this complex market.


ISA TanTec starts work on its second tannery in Vietnam 21 Aug 19

Hannah Abdulla

Leather supplier ISA TanTec has started construction work on its second tannery in Vietnam.


New Look registers ranges with the Vegan Trademark 21 Aug 19

Beth Wright

UK fashion retailer New Look has become the first high-street fashion retailer to register ranges with The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark, amid a commitment to change its components and reduce reliance on animal-derived ingredients.


3D vision technology automates gluing in shoe production 20 Aug 19

Beth Wright

A 3D vision technology developed for facial recognition in smartphones is now being used by an international footwear manufacturer to automate the gluing process, helping to reduce costs and waste and improve production efficiency. 


Augusta Sportswear Brands picks PLM to boost speed to market 20 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Performance and athletic apparel maker Augusta Sportswear Brands has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help accelerate its speed-to-market capabilities.


Wolverine Worldwide mulls plans to move more production out of China 19 Aug 19

Hannah Abdulla

Footwear company Wolverine Worldwide is confident steps it has taken in relation to rising tariffs on footwear from China will limit the financial impact to its business.

Latest blogs

How brands are mitigating the potential impact of new China tariffs 12 Aug 19

Beth Wright

US apparel brands and retailers may be caught between higher costs and raising prices when it comes to navigating an extra 10% tariff on clothing and footwear imported from China from the beginning of next month – but analysts suggest some are managing to mitigate the potential impacts.


Looming US tariffs on China apparel 5 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

US fashion and footwear brands, retailers and importers were rocked last week after a surprise tweet from US President Donald Trump announced that a punitive 10% tariff will be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China – including all textiles, apparel and footwear – from 1 September. 

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