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Apparel giants join quest for net positive supply

The move towards "net positive" supply chains is gaining momentum – with Nike, Levi Strauss and Walmart among those companies taking concret...

Outlook 2019 – What else can the industry expect?

We asked industry executives what keeps them awake at night – and other issues the apparel sector should be keeping a close eye on in the ye...

Three ways to fix the fast-fashion supply chain

With a focus on selling large quantities of clothing at cheap prices, the fast fashion business model hides human and environmental health r...

Outlook 2019 – Top apparel supply chain tactics

What should apparel firms be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future? And what will separate the winners from the loser...

Latest Interviews

How TexOps is restructuring to hedge Central America 'renaissance' 21 Jan 2019

Ivan Castano Freeman

"The supply chain is getting whipsawed," is how David Ha, owner of Salvadoran sportswear maquila TexOps, describes the state of the current global sourcing market in this exclusive interview with just-style.


Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 2018

Leonie Barrie

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.

Latest News

Climate change picked as core priority for fashion CEOs 23 Jan 19

Beth Wright

Li & Fung, PVH Corp, Nike, and Kering are amongst a group of industry heavyweights backing new guidance to help fashion CEOs decide where to focus their sustainability efforts in 2019, with climate change highlighted as a core priority. 


Alvanon launches 3D fit database with 6,000 avatars 23 Jan 19

Beth Wright

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new cloud database offering 3D fit standards for the global apparel industry, in a move that will enable apparel design and development teams to access to the firm's 6,000 avatars for the first time.


Kering tops sustainability list for second time 23 Jan 19

Beth Wright

Kering has been named the most sustainable corporation in the Luxury and Apparel and Accessories sectors for the second consecutive year, according to a new index published at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. 


EU steps closer to pulling Cambodian trade benefit 23 Jan 19

Hannah Abdulla

The European Commission is reportedly seeking permission from EU national governments for the go-ahead to suspend Cambodia's access to the Everything But Arms free trade preference scheme by 29 January.


Charity T-shirts made by women on "poverty wages" 23 Jan 19

Hannah Abdulla

UK charity Comic Relief has said it is "shocked and concerned" over allegations charity T-shirts sold for GBP19.40 (US$25) have been produced by women in Bangladesh earning just 35p an hour.


ITG rebrands as Elevate Textiles after A&E integration 23 Jan 19

Beth Wright

International Textile Group (ITG) is to rebrand as Elevate Textiles Inc following the integration of sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) and ITG last year.

Latest blogs

Brexit deal rejection worries apparel industry 21 Jan 19

Hannah Abdulla

Last week's rejection of Theresa May's proposed UK-EU Brexit deal by MPs saw chatter spike among industry execs who say a No-Deal Brexit could be problematic for the sector given its heavy reliance on overseas talent


US trade updates out of date 15 Jan 19

Leonie Barrie

Apparel and textile industry executives are among those being deprived of key trade and economic data amid the ongoing US government shutdown – at a time when trade tensions between the US and China mean that having access to the most up-to-date statistics is more important than ever.

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