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How blockchain can reshape fashion supply chains

The fashion industry managed to rake in well over a trillion dollars in 2018 – but its supply chain continues to faces challenges ranging fr...

Boohoo bucks trend of UK retail lull

Online retailer Boohoo has posted a 43% jump in first-half sales to GBP564.9m (US$702.1m) at a time when many UK retailers are battling slow...

Clothing firms fuel growth through strategic PLM

Clothing companies can reap rich rewards from using a product lifecycle management (PLM) system, with faster time-to-market one of the clear...

Personalisation isn't the future – it's now

A shift from traditional mass manufacturing to more agile production with multiple capsule collections and scaled personalised production is...

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

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.

Latest News

Nike to stop selling products on Amazon 15 Nov 19

Hannah Abdulla

Nike has confirmed it will no longer be directly selling its products through online platform

Centric PLM release focuses on sourcing and speed 15 Nov 19

Beth Wright

Centric Software has released the latest version of its flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution with features including built-in 3D tools and new sourcing capabilities.

Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Nov 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include plans by Adidas to discontinue production at its Speedfactories in both Germany and the US next year, a look at how the availability of domestically-made textile inputs remains a major problem for clothing manufacturers in Vietnam, and stakeholders of Bangladesh's denim industry are urged to conduct responsible business practices.

Fast Retailing engages robot startups to boost warehouse efficiencies 13 Nov 19

Hannah Abdulla

Japan's Fast Retailing Group, the owner of brands including Uniqlo and Gu, has employed two robotic startups to help improve efficiency in warehousing and distribution.

ThredUp adopts AI to improve personalisation 13 Nov 19

Michelle Russell

Peer-to-peer-marketplace ThredUp has partnered with product attribute platform Lily AI to tag its clothing to help improve customer personalisation.

Textile Exchange takes on blockchain for transparency 13 Nov 19

Michelle Russell

Non-profit industry group Textile Exchange has set out a number of initiatives aimed at increasing transparency and sustainability in the supply chain, including the use of blockchain technology.

Latest blogs

Levi Strauss leads on green supply chain in China 4 Nov 19

Beth Wright

Sustainability remains top of mind for the industry with Levi Strauss, Adidas and C&A ranked amongst the leading brands to have made progress in environmental supply chain management in China over the last year, with the apparel sector one of the most active industries when it comes to taking action.

UK clothing exports to US to be hit by further 25% duties 28 Oct 19

Hannah Abdulla

Cashmere jumpers, anoraks and swimwear made in the UK and exported to the US are among products being hit by an extra 25% tariff as part of the ongoing dispute between the US and the EU over aircraft subsidies.

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