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Africa garment industry embarks on digital roadmap

Is Africa prepared for significant change in the way that its clothing and textile manufacturing sector does business, ranging from the desi...

Supply chain spared in recent Mexico earthquakes

Hundreds of garment workers are thought to have perished when two textile factories collapsed in last month's earthquake near Mexico City, a...

Strategies to survive in a declining market

Surviving in a declining market is the biggest challenge for the discount/mass-market retailers and suppliers of commodity products such as...

Trade Tracker – Is Brexit ever going to happen?

We're now just about half way between the day in June 2016 when Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU), and the day in March 2019 th...

Latest Interviews

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.


Clarks manufacturing model steps into a faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.

Latest News

Apparel brands pledge to use 25% more recycled polyester by 2020 16 Oct 17

Beth Wright

More than 45 textile, apparel and retail companies—including Adidas, Eileen Fisher, Gap Inc, H&M, Lindex, Target and Timberland—have pledged to commit to or support an increase in their use of recycled polyester (rPET) by at least 25% by 2020.


Inditex supplier unions work to boost labour rights 16 Oct 17

Beth Wright

A workshop in Vietnam has seen 33 trade union leaders from Inditex supplier garment factory unions review their network's activities for 2017, exchange best practices and set the agenda for 2018 as part of their role to implement a pledge made by the Spanish clothing giant to protect and promote labour conditions throughout its entire supply chain.


Survey aims to identify apparel industry skill gaps 13 Oct 17

Leonie Barrie

What is thought to be the first ever in-depth skills study conducted specifically for the apparel industry has been launched in a bid to identify changes in skills and training throughout the entire supply chain.


Cambodia manufacturers seek help to offset rising labour costs 13 Oct 17

Hannah Abdulla

The industry body representing Cambodia's garment sector has called on the government to help manufacturers offset a higher minimum wage and worker-benefit package due to come into play in 2018.


Clothing companies do not care enough about the environment 13 Oct 17

Beth Wright

The majority of brands and retailers take no action against climate change or water pollution, with only a select few – including H&M, Nike, Adidas and Mammut – concerned about the environment, a new report suggests.


Vietnam textile sector opposes polyester import tariff 13 Oct 17

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile industry has appealed to the country's government not to impose import tariffs on polyester fibre, saying the move would add to the challenges facing textile and garment exporters.

Latest blogs

Stop negotiating and bring in the engineers 9 Oct 17

Leonie Barrie

Surviving in a declining market is the biggest challenge for discount/mass-market retailers and suppliers of commodity products such as basic T-shirts, hoodies or cotton men's shirts – which is why it’s time to stop negotiating and bring in the engineers.


The implications of buyer purchasing practices 3 Oct 17

Leonie Barrie

New research has delved into one relatively underexplored aspect of global supply chains: how buyer purchasing practices impact wages and working conditions.

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