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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...

Supply chain disruptors shaking up fashion

On-demand apparel assembly, local-for-local production, manufacturer-matching and transparency mapping are among the innovative new concepts...

Online to account for 53% of retail sales by 2028

Online shopping is set to double to account for more than 50% of UK retail sales in the next decade – powered by the changing demographic of...

UK government outlines steps to fix fast fashion

"Not good enough" and "out of step with the public" are among responses to the UK government’s plan to tackle the growing environmental foot...

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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.

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Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style continue to be dominated by the US-China tariff war. With research showing more than three-quarters of all apparel and footwear products imported into the US from China will be hit with the additional 10% tariff, we've taken an updated look at the products on the hit-list. And while the US cotton industry appears to be paying the price for Trump's actions, the intensifying saga is proving to be an opportunity for some larger Chinese clothing manufacturing firms. 

3D vision technology automates gluing in shoe production 20 Aug 19

Beth Wright

A 3D vision technology developed for facial recognition in smartphones is now being used by an international footwear manufacturer to automate the gluing process, helping to reduce costs and waste and improve production efficiency. 

Augusta Sportswear Brands picks PLM to boost speed to market 20 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Performance and athletic apparel maker Augusta Sportswear Brands has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help accelerate its speed-to-market capabilities.

Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a two-part series examining why and how garment factories should become retailers, a look at the innovative new concepts starting to shape next-generation fashion supply chains, and the US tariff saga continues to unravel with tariffs on some apparel and footwear items now delayed until 15 December. 

UK fashion projects secure GBP645k R&D funding for innovation 15 Aug 19

Beth Wright

A digital system to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the wool dyeing process, and a initiative to reduce the leadtime on a UK made-to-measure suit to just 48 hours, are among nine projects set to receive more than GBP645,000 (US$779,526) in R&D funding.

Domestic Converters streamlines production with PLM 13 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Canadian seamless apparel maker Domestic Converters has invested in its first Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help manage growth and collaborate more effectively across different locations.

Latest blogs

How brands are mitigating the potential impact of new China tariffs 12 Aug 19

Beth Wright

US apparel brands and retailers may be caught between higher costs and raising prices when it comes to navigating an extra 10% tariff on clothing and footwear imported from China from the beginning of next month – but analysts suggest some are managing to mitigate the potential impacts.

Looming US tariffs on China apparel 5 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

US fashion and footwear brands, retailers and importers were rocked last week after a surprise tweet from US President Donald Trump announced that a punitive 10% tariff will be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China – including all textiles, apparel and footwear – from 1 September. 

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