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Real-time PLM can help fashion firms stay ahead

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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.


Volt Smart Yarns bridging the gap on wearables – Interview 9 Aug 2018

John McCurry

Ahead of the launch of its new Volt Wearable Technology division, Matt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, talks to just-style about how the company’s Volt Smart Yarns has been gaining momentum in the smart fabrics industry – and some of the challenges still facing the sector in reaching its full potential.

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Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by China, with a look at the impact of an environmental protection tax on the country's textile production, and an Op-Ed from Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), on the consequences of President Trump's "flawed" trade strategy. Meanwhile, the United Nations has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion,' and a new tool is being developed to enable greater traceability in garment supply chains.


Oritain hire to tackle fraud in fashion supply chains 22 Mar 19

Leonie Barrie

Product traceability specialist Oritain has appointed a new managing director for North America in a bid to boost its expertise in cotton and agriculture to tackle fraud in global fashion and textile supply chains.


New Lectra Innovation Lab to rethink fashion value chain 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Technology specialist Lectra has opened a new Innovation Lab as part of a bid to rethink the entire value chain of the fashion industry.


Instagram rolls out another seamless shopping feature 21 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Social media platform Instagram has taken yet another step towards "seamless" shopping, launching a new feature that will allow shoppers to buy products, including apparel, without leaving the app.


Gerber releases latest version of YuniquePLM 20 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology has released the latest version of its YuniquePLM solution which focuses on functionality, usability, and configuration and includes a new and improved user interface.


Inditex and MIT research data analysis and sustainability 19 Mar 19

Hannah Abdulla

Inditex, owner of Zara and Pull & Bear brands, is to contribute over US$4m to multi-year projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which will research global sustainability initiatives and data analysis applications for the textile industry.

Latest blogs

The price of US imports from China continues to fall 19 Mar 19

Leonie Barrie

Despite concerns about sourcing from China amid an intensifying trade war with the US, newly-published figures show China continues to dominate US apparel imports – with import volume rising and prices continuing to fall again last year.


How Levi Strauss is driving sustainable change 4 Mar 19

Beth Wright

The denim and jeans sector is having to work tirelessly to change perceptions over its sustainability, or lack of it. But change is nigh, promises Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. The company recently expanded its Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) programme to four countries in Asia and is now engaging in one of its most ambitious plans to date, with a target to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by 40% by 2025. "At this point, that is the most aggressive target in the industry, we believe, in terms of both the magnitude and the timeframe," Kobori tells just-style.

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