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Sportswear firms debate digitalisation, disruption

Faced with a paradigm shift in everything from the way products are sold to the tools and technologies that make them, sporting goods brands...

Investors not consumers spur sustainable sourcing

The hold that ethical sourcing and sustainability has over the US fashion and apparel industries is being cemented more by by changing inves...

US trade now 'America alone’ not 'America first'

Prospects for trade deals that have underpinned growth in American clothing and textile imports and exports appear increasingly precarious a...

Time for a single cotton sustainability standard?

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in usin...

Latest Interviews

Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview 31 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primark chooses not to openly set targets for its sustainability and ethical commitments, but instead "just get on and do it," as Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style. Yet in recent years the retailer has started to open up about its work to engage more closely with its supply chain: in particular, turning its focus to ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably.


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.

Latest News

New level of agility needed to tackle sourcing challenges 22 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Traditional sourcing, trade and commerce networks that have been relatively stable for years are now in a state of flux – and companies need to re-engineer their processes and supporting systems if they are to achieve the new levels of agility required to respond to these new market forces.


Sae-A Trading leads another medical mission in Haiti 22 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

South Korea's Sae-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, has led another medical mission to Northern Haiti, providing free medical care to local residents in the communities surrounding its factories.


Armor-Lux selects PLM for reliable data exchange 22 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

French ready-to-wear company Armor-Lux has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to accelerate product development and ensure the reliable exchange of data between product development teams and their sub-contractors.


Asia garment worker wages remain low despite rises 21 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

While wages in developing Asia’s garment and footwear industry have increased in recent years, they continue to remain low overall – particularly for women – a new analysis suggests.


Disney project builds better factory working conditions 21 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

A year-long global project on improving working conditions in factories making Disney-branded products around the world has successfully trained 201 managers from 115 licensee companies that in turn contract some 2,447 factories.


EU approves new ruling to protect dye workers 21 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Stricter European Union (EU) rules will better protect textile workers using dyes from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens thanks to a final approval by Parliament.

Latest blogs

A confusing mix of sustainable cotton options 20 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in using more sustainable cotton. But the confusing mix of standards and options available merely complicates the decision-making process for so many firms.


Have your say – Take part in just-style’s State of Sourcing survey 6 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

The global apparel industry and its supply chain is going through a period of unprecedented change. How do you and your colleagues see the outlook for 2018? And what strategies are you likely to be turning to in the year ahead?

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