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What should suppliers do when retailers go bust?

Difficult trading conditions on the high street, increased online competition, rising costs and low consumer confidence are pushing retail b...

What’s hindering progress on sustainable fashion?

The fashion industry might like to think sustainability is at the top of its agenda, but fierce competition on price, a fast fashion focus o...

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...

Knowing your supply chain is key to sustainability

With most of the environmental impact of an apparel brand or retailer's business embedded in its supply chain, knowing and understanding exa...

Latest Interviews

DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 Jul 2018

AZM Anas

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.


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.

Latest News

Adidas aims for only recycled polyester by 2024 16 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

German sportswear giant Adidas is ramping up its sustainability drive, with plans to phase out the use of virgin polyester over the next six years.


UK consumers increasingly shun man-made materials 16 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

UK consumers are continuing to shun man-made materials in favour of natural, high quality fibres, a new report has found – with manufacturers bearing most of the blame for non-environmentally friendly clothing.


Worn Again prepares to accelerate recycling technology 16 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

Worn Again Technologies, a British start-up developing polymer and cellulose recycling technology, is preparing to bring its patented innovation to market after hitting its GBP5m (US$6.6m) investment target.


Social dialogue gets boost in Vietnamese garment sector 16 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

Social dialogue in Vietnam's apparel and textile industry has been given a new stimulus with the signing of a long-term agreement between a number of labour groups.


Visual Next and ColourMart streamline colour processes in PLM 16 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

Two software companies have formed a strategic alliance to integrate precision colour management capabilities into PLM and help fashion and related companies streamline the colour management and approval processes.


Manhattan Associates opens new office in Germany 16 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

Supply chain and omnichannel solutions provider Manhattan Associates is broadening its European reach with the opening of a new office in the German city of Düsseldorf.

Latest blogs

Higher worker wages – who pays? 2 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

There continues to be a disconnect between buying departments and compliance teams when it comes to costing labour in price negotiations. So who should pay for a minimum wage increase?


Trump tariff dispute rumbles on 26 Jun 18

Michelle Russell

The US has escalated its trade threats to China after President Donald Trump said he is considering tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."

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