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Bold policies to mainstream sustainable fashion

With a "staggering" 73% of materials used for clothing sent to landfill or incinerated, and less than 1% of the fibres recycled, Ecopreneur....

El Salvador makers seek to develop underwear niche

El Salvador clothing manufacturers are seeking to solidify their focus on underwear exports, from basic cotton intimates to trendy and sophi...

Re-shoring – Has its time finally arrived?

Cost and time are the two big factors influencing off-shore versus domestic sourcing decisions. But other issues also come into play, such a...

10 supply chain risk predictions for 2019

An array of potential threats could add costs and uncertainty supply chains in 2019 and beyond – including raw material shortages, more reca...

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Joined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 Apr 2019

Beth Wright

It's been almost a year since Hugo Boss outlined its latest, annually revised set of ambitious sustainability targets and the German premium fashion brand continues to make progress towards its goals, including upping its use of more responsibly sourced cotton and reducing the number of potentially hazardous substances within its supply chain. Driving these efforts is Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability, who also tells just-style of his concerns that despite efforts by individual companies, a concerted industry approach is still in its beginning when it comes to driving systematic change.


Why Kingpins is setting new standards for the denim supply chain – Interview 1 Apr 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Implementing an industry standard hasn't been high on the list of priorities for most textile mills for the simple reason that no-one is asking for it. But this is all about to change as pressure mounts for increased sustainability, ethical production and transparency across the apparel supply chain. And a driving force is coming from an unlikely source – the denim trade show Kingpins – as Andrew Olah, event founder and CEO of textile company Olah Inc, explains.

Latest News

just-style takes an Easter break 18 Apr 19

Leonie Barrie

The just-style offices are now closed for the Easter weekend – so there will be no site updates or email newsletters until Tuesday 23 April.


How Wrangler is raising the bar on sustainable denim 18 Apr 19

Beth Wright

US-based jeans brand Wrangler is making a major move to tackle sustainability with a new Made-in-USA denim collection that supports five US cotton-growing states – and takes the brand towards 100% sustainable cotton adoption by 2025.


Concern as Cambodia collective bargaining talks stall 18 Apr 19

Leonie Barrie

Cambodian unions have written to global clothing firms Gap, Puma, Nike, Adidas, Uniqlo, Levi Strauss and VF Corp urging them to sign up to the ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation) living wage initiative and collectively link their international purchasing practices to the development of national industry-wide collective agreements.


Dutch sustainable garment group "making too little progress" 18 Apr 19

Leonie Barrie

Despite claims by the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) that its member companies are "well on the way to meeting sustainability targets," two worker rights groups say the initiative is making too little progress on its goal of supply chain transparency.


Second Bangladesh Fashionology Summit to focus on digitalisation 18 Apr 19

Hannah Abdulla

The future direction of the country's ready-made garment sector amid rapidly changing supply chain practices will be the focus of the second Bangladesh Fashionology summit taking place next month.


Top stories this week on just-style... 18 Apr 19

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how clothing manufacturers in El Salvador are seeking to solidify their focus on underwear exports, a new report has called for bold policies to foster the move to a circular fashion economy, HanesBrands has confirmed it is to close its sock manufacturing plant in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Berghaus is making a major investment in its product and innovation team to boost speed to market. 

Latest blogs

New just-style magazine launches 8 Apr 19

Leonie Barrie

We stepped into an exciting new chapter at just-style last week, with the launch of the first issue of just-style magazine. Each quarter this new, free digital publication will explore major topics that are top-of-mind for today’s apparel industry executives, plus regular sections on key market developments, sourcing strategy, new technologies and sustainability.


Indonesia pushes Industry 4.0 onto clothing sector 1 Apr 19

Beth Wright

Industry 4.0 technologies have been hailed as the key to creating truly smart factories in Indonesia's apparel sector, with the country rolling out an ambitious plan to digitalise the industry as part of its bid to make the world's top five textile and apparel producers by 2030. Making Indonesia 4.0 encourages the county's growing apparel sector to adopt new technologies such as virtual reality, 3D design, automation and using the Internet of Things.

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