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Blockchain can help fashion's transparency problem

The integration of blockchain technology has an important role in helping fashion brands reshape supply chain sustainability and enhance tra...

Why is cotton always the industry punch bag?

Having worked in the cotton industry for many years (including as a consultant to BASF's e3 sustainable cotton programme), one of the things...

China the biggest loser in US apparel imports slip

The publication of December's US apparel import data gives a clearer picture of supplier country shifts for the whole of 2019. During the ye...

Coronavirus shakes up China’s apparel supply chain

China based analysts are raising concerns that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak will disrupt supplies of apparel to major internati...

Latest Interviews

Novetex puts a positive spin on textile waste – Interview 5 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based yarn spinner Novetex Textiles is leading the charge towards sustainability with a HK$15m (US$1.9m) investment to help scale up a process developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) to upcycle textile waste into yarns that can be reused to make garments. Chairman Ronna Chao explains more.

The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda 17 Jan 2020

Michelle Russell

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer – as sustainability director Jean Hegedus explains.

Latest News

Cambodia urges EU to reconsider position on partial trade benefit withdrawal 17 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

The organisation representing garment manufacturers in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit under which it exports goods duty-free to the EU.

Allied introduces traceability tech that verifies down inside garment 17 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

Allied Feather & Down is to incorporate technology that allows the reading and verification of down inside garments in what it says is the "next generation of traceability and accountability in down insulation for bedding and garments".

River Island to disclose tier 1 factories list under Transparency Pledge 17 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

River Island has signed The Transparency Pledge, meaning it will now upload a list of its approved tier 1 factories online by the end of March.

DyStar switches industry association membership amid spat 17 Feb 20

Michelle Russell

Singapore-based dye manufacturer Dystar has joined TEGEWA – a sector association within the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) – after resigning from the Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD) following an ongoing spat.

Fashion Transparency Index to launch in Mexico 14 Feb 20

Ivan Castano Freeman

Mexico is launching Latin America's second Fashion Transparency Index to encourage brands and retailers to report how their businesses impact workers and the environment.

Kingpins to host second denim sustainability event for students 14 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Denim trade show Kingpins Transformers is to host the second edition of an educational conference for fashion students looking to enter the wider fashion industry in Amsterdam later this year. 

Latest blogs

China coronavirus impact continues to evolve 10 Feb 20

Leonie Barrie

Top stories on just-style last week were again dominated by the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, with a look at what it means for US apparel and retail, how it could impact China's polyester production, and concerns regarding cargo capacity and delays.

Coronavirus and its impact on fashion supply chains 3 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

The world economy in general, and the apparel industry in particular, depend on hugely complex, globalised, supply chains. So what are the consequences of the new 'Wuhan novel coronavirus'? And what is the potential impact of the coronavirus on global fashion retailers and their supply chains?

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