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What the US Xinjiang cotton ban means for apparel

The US this week stepped up its efforts to crack down on forced labour in supply chains with a sweeping regional ban on the import of cotton...

From Field to Shelf – How America lost its way

As an American, I am embarrassed and humiliated, writes industry consultant Robert Antoshak. It will take us years to overcome the actions o...

Outlook 2021 – Industry challenges & opportunities

2021 should be a year of winners and losers. The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic means there will be continued volatility, uncertainty...

Boohoo Group remains unfazed by Covid-19

Boohoo Group has raised its revenue guidance for the full year after posting a 40% sales hike for the four months to the end of December. An...

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Turkish denim major Mavi doubles down on global growth 7 Dec 2020

Paul Cochrane

Turkish denim giant Mavi sold 9.7 million pairs of jeans worldwide in 2019 – and is ploughing on with its global expansion despite ongoing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic, its CEO and director, Cüneyt Yavuz, tells just-style.

Serai CEO sets out vision for global apparel trade network 12 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Banking giant HSBC is focusing on the apparel industry with a new digital business-to-business platform that enables retailers and brands, manufacturers and suppliers to build trusted relationships, exchange data, and tap into new technologies. Here, CEO Vivek Ramachandran discusses his ambitious vision for the interconnected global trade network.

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New Leciester hub to help bridge fashion skills gap 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

A new UK project to deliver apprenticeships and accredited training for the textiles and fashion industry is set to be launched in Leicester.

Tajima launching new AI embroidery machines 15 Jan 21

Leonie Barrie

Japanese embroidery machine manufacturer Tajima Industries is launching new artificial intelligence (AI) powered multi-head embroidery machines that automatically adjust the upper thread tension for different threads and fabrics.

JCPenney to improve impact of wet processing activities 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

JCPenney has partnered with the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) to improve its supply chain sustainability performance related to energy, water, and chemicals in 2021 and beyond.

First Latin America mills sign up to Cotton Trust Protocol 15 Jan 21

Michelle Russell

The first Latin America-based companies – including Cone Mills and Central America Spinning Works – have joined the US Cotton Trust Protocol, marking another step towards a transparent textile supply chain for brands working to source more sustainably grown cotton.

New viscose fibre features inbuilt infrared technology 15 Jan 21

Michelle Russell

What is thought to be the first plant-based fibres with inbuilt technology that captures and converts body heat into infrared energy are being launched for performance wear, luxury loungewear and casual wear.

Sustainable fashion design award now open for entries 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

What is thought to be the world's largest sustainable fashion design competition is getting underway again, with prizes including US$10,000 in development funding, and bespoke mentorships with world-renowned sustainable fashion experts. 

Latest blogs

The secret of becoming a preferred sourcing base 11 Jan 21

Beth Wright

From capacity to price, stability, sustainability and quality, various sourcing factors affect the choice of apparel sourcing destinations. But which matter most to fashion brands and retailers? And what's the secret of becoming a preferred sourcing base?

Happy New Year! 4 Jan 21

Michelle Russell

Welcome back, and a very Happy New Year to you all.

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