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Li & Fung takes shot at the moon on digitalisation

Digitalisation offers a solution to some of the challenges facing the global apparel industry – but as Spencer Fung, group CEO of Li & Fung...

A digital-first future requires an agile mindset

As the ‘see now, buy now’ culture gathers pace, retailers are feeling the pressure to get products to market faster than ever before. To ach...

Why digitisation is the smart approach to quality

Digitising the quality process at Helly Hansen and VF Corporation is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the...

Six ways retailers can keep up with digital trends

Online fashion sales appear to be on an upward trajectory, generating GBP16.2bn (US$22bn) in 2017 and expected to jump 79% by 2022. Here we...

Latest Interviews

Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0 28 Feb 2018

Calum MacRae

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Here we talk to Keith Barr, CEO of manufacturing operations management software specialist Leading2Lean, about the company's differentiated approach to 4.0 – which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.


How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game – Interview 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

Latest News

Brooks Running to launch first custom-fit running shoe 25 May 18

Beth Wright

US-based running brand Brooks Running Company has announced its first personalised running shoe, created based on an individual's unique biomechanics, will become available in the US early next year.


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 May 18

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how companies under pressure to get products to market faster must jettison traditional sourcing models in favour of more agile methods of production, why Marks & Spencer is "perilously close" to losing its status as the UK's number one clothing retailer to Primark, Target taps Bill Foudy as its new sourcing chief, and how purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains.


Invista invests US$250m in new US ADN plant 24 May 18

Beth Wright

US-based fibre producer Invista says it is entering the final design phase of a US$250m project at its Victoria, Texas, site which will see an upgrade of its manufacturing technology and increase production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibres and plastics.


Patented treatment makes cotton dyeing more sustainable 23 May 18

Beth Wright

A breakthrough technology that reinvents the cotton dyeing process, making it significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly, has been named the winner of an innovation competition at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.


How to speed up the product creation process 23 May 18

Michelle Russell

As brands and retailers come under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for new trends, slashing time in the development process offers the greatest potential for companies to remain competitive.


Avery Dennison partners on fully-digital supply chain 22 May 18

Beth Wright

Apparel labelling and RFID specialist Avery Dennison has partnered with US robotics firm SoftWear Automation to help apparel manufacturers create a fully-digital supply chain.

Latest blogs

The disruption of digitisation 21 May 18

Leonie Barrie

There's currently a lot of talk about how the digitisation of key processes along the clothing supply chain can bring benefits ranging from faster decision-making to improved efficiency, transparency and compliance. At Helly Hansen and VF Corporation, digitising the quality process is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


US retailers stock up amid tariff threat 14 May 18

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in March, with double-digit declines from three of the top ten supplier countries. While the results reflect Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia, China – the US's largest clothing provider – still managed to book growth for the month.

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