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Knowing your supply chain is key to sustainability

With most of the environmental impact of an apparel brand or retailer's business embedded in its supply chain, knowing and understanding exa...

Apparel firms must plan for responsible automation

As digitisation, connectivity, robotics and artificial intelligence start to make inroads into apparel production, now is the time for the i...

Nike digital connections drive speed & efficiency

US sporting goods giant Nike expects to accelerate its efforts to leverage data and analytics to inform design and capabilities during the c...

Machinery trends confirm China textile leadership

China looks set to continue its dominance of the global textile industry, with new data showing the country remained by far the world’s larg...

Latest Interviews

DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 Jul 2018

AZM Anas

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.


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.

Latest News

Secoo and Shandong Ruyi partner on omni-channel supply chain 17 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

Secoo Holding, which claims to be Asia's largest online integrated upscale products and services platform, has partnered with Chinese textile conglomerate Shandong Ruyi Group to establish a global omni-channel fashion supply chain.


Visual Next and ColourMart streamline colour processes in PLM 16 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

Two software companies have formed a strategic alliance to integrate precision colour management capabilities into PLM and help fashion and related companies streamline the colour management and approval processes.


Manhattan Associates opens new office in Germany 16 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

Supply chain and omnichannel solutions provider Manhattan Associates is broadening its European reach with the opening of a new office in the German city of Düsseldorf.


Alibaba to boost e-commerce in Turkey with Trendyol deal 16 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has invested in Turkey’s leading e-commerce platform Trendyol, marking the largest internet transaction in the European country to date.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include the US's new tariffs on Chinese imports, a look at how sourcing recycled post-consumer textile fibres is the most challenging action point for clothing brands, and how suppliers are affected when a retailer goes bust and what they need to do in such a situation.


Higg Index to boost Vietnam garment sector 13 Jul 18

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Hong Kong-based garment firm TAL Group are to introduce the Higg Index in the country’s textile and garment industry.

Latest blogs

Higher worker wages – who pays? 2 Jul 18

Leonie Barrie

There continues to be a disconnect between buying departments and compliance teams when it comes to costing labour in price negotiations. So who should pay for a minimum wage increase?


Trump tariff dispute rumbles on 26 Jun 18

Michelle Russell

The US has escalated its trade threats to China after President Donald Trump said he is considering tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."

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