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Sportswear firms facing skills gap on future tech

With manufacturing technology advancing at an ever-faster pace, sports apparel and footwear companies need to constantly look for ways to em...

Sourcing decision making – Cost & non-cost factors

How to build your own Balanced Scorecard, for your own business circumstances, and your own product categories with help from re:source by j...

China set to overtake US as largest fashion market

Greater China will for the first time in centuries overtake the US as the world's largest fashion market in 2019, according to a new study,...

US-China trade war may accelerate Africa sourcing

While North Africa accounts for more than US$10bn of the continent's US$13.54bn in clothing and textile exports, the much discussed potentia...

Latest Interviews

Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 2018

Leonie Barrie

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.


C&A Foundation sets out vision for circular fashion – Interview 20 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

One year into his role as head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation, Douwe Jan Joustra is leading discussions on how to create the conditions for change in the entire fashion system. His main aim is to see retailers adopt new business models, transitioning into "service providers" where fashion will be offered as a service for customers, not consumers – an idea he will share at next month's IAF World Fashion Convention.

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Tariff risk may curb positive US apparel outlook in 2019 18 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

A positive outlook for the US apparel and footwear sector sees broad-based profit growth taking hold after two very challenging years – but trade tensions could dampen momentum.


UK retailers make progress on reducing environmental impact 18 Dec 18

Beth Wright

The UK-based Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) says that changes introduced by retailers and brands who have signed up to its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP 2020) have helped improve footprint of the clothing they sell.


Next and Tchibo latest to join ZDHC group 18 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Retailers Next Plc and Tchibo GmbH are among five new companies and associates to have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.


Fashion SVP tie-up to support sustainable sourcing 17 Dec 18

Beth Wright

The London-based apparel sourcing show Fashion SVP is collaborating with Common Objective (CO) – an online business network that connects brands with ethical suppliers, buyers and experts – ahead of its next event in the new year.


EU extends trade scheme for Jordan clothing exports 14 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

The EU and Jordan are to extend and widen the trade scheme that makes it easier for Jordanian companies employing Syrian refugees to export products such as clothing to the EU.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive guide on how to build a Balanced Scorecard with help from re:source by just-style, Fast Retailing publishes a list of the core fabric mills used by its Uniqlo casual clothing brand, and 43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers back a new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

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UN sets new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action 18 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers – including Adidas, Burberry, Gap Inc, H&M Group, Inditex, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co, and PVH Corp – are backing the UN’s new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action with an initial goal of reducing aggregate greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.


Regional supply chains shape up 26 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

Regional patterns in world textile and apparel trade are becoming increasingly important, according to an analysis using data from the re:source by just-style sourcing tool. The trend reflects both the changing dynamics of the global economy and the shifting sourcing strategies of fashion brands and retailers.

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