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Steps to a more sustainable fashion sourcing model

07/25/2019

While the fashion industry recognises the need to move toward a more sustainable model - from sourcing to finished product - it's often a difficult balancing act to embrace these issues and still deliver efficiency and profit. Industry executives suggest that starting small, setting realistic goals, shared experiences and creative solutions are all part of the shift.

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Bamboo Rose launches smart connector for 3D

09/23/2019

Bamboo Rose has launched a smart data connector for 3D assets from material digitisations specialist Vizoo and prototyping software provider Browzwear.

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Challenges for sub-Saharan Africa as an apparel sourcing hub

08/16/2019

Despite the much discussed potential of sub-Saharan Africa as an apparel sourcing hub, the region still has a long way to go before it can play a more significant role in the supply chain. Here Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, sets out some of the challenges. 

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Cambodia raises garment worker wage by 4.4%

09/20/2019

Cambodia today (20 September) announced that next year's monthly minimum wage for workers in the country's garment and footwear sectors will rise to $190 - an increase of 4.4%.

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Which merchants and mills source most Better Cotton?

09/19/2019

A new ranking released by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has revealed the top 20 cotton merchants and top 50 mills based on their total Better Cotton sourcing volumes in 2018.

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Amazon plans to meet Paris Agreement 10 years early

09/20/2019

Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, says the e-commerce giant has decided to use its "size and scale to make a difference" by co-founding a new climate pledge as part of a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement ten years early.

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Low prices behind factory closures says BGMEA boss

09/19/2019

The head of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has blamed low prices paid by international brands and retailers as one of the reasons so many factories have closed down over the last year.

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AI "transforming manufacturing" predicts expert

09/19/2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are "transforming manufacturing as we know it" and already helping to improve profits and inventory levels, one manufacturing and supply chain expert believes.

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Centric Software integrates PLM and multiple 3D tools

09/20/2019

Centric Software is introducing a fully digital, 3D design and development workflow with integration to multiple leading 3D fashion solutions including those offered by CLO, Browzwear and EFI Optitex.

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Shoe Carnival shakes up executive team

09/20/2019

Cliff Sifford, CEO of Shoe Carnival, has relinquished the title of president as part of a leadership shakeup at the US footwear retailer as it creates a new management structure aligned with its long-term strategic plan.

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Top stories this week on just-style...

09/20/2019

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Rwanda is stepping into Africa's apparel sourcing mix with a new export-led garment factory quickly making up for lost time, a new study claims social audits fail "spectacularly" to protect garment workers, and Uniqlo is partnering with materials maker Toray Industries to produce clothing made from recycled down and fabric.

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Blockchain supply chain traceability startup gets US$4m boost

09/18/2019

A startup that has created a digital platform leveraging technologies such as blockchain to improve supply chain transparency has received US$4m in seed funding from strategic impact investors.

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New DeSL modules cover key supply chain processes

09/18/2019

End-to-end software provider Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) has launched a suite of modules geared to focus on specific pain points encountered by apparel businesses of all sizes.

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Karnataka garment workers demand agreed minimum wage

09/19/2019

A delay by the government of India's Karnataka state in announcing minimum wages for garment workers sparked "massive" protests last week, unions have said.

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Dillard's to launch British shoe brand Carvela in the US

09/20/2019

US department store group Dillard's is to exclusively launch British footwear mainline label Carvela in 75 stores across America and online this holiday season.

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Social audits fail "spectacularly" to protect workers

09/17/2019

A new study claims to reveal "corporate negligence" and a lack of accountability within the multi-billion social auditing industry - alleging that it instead operates as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) tool to protect brand reputation and profits while aggravating risks to garment workers.

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JD Sports' Footasylum bid raises competition concerns

09/19/2019

The early findings of an investigation by UK Government watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into JD Sports' proposed takeover of competitor Footasylum has raised concerns that the merger could result in a worse deal for customers, both in-store and online.

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Next points to price cuts in event of no-deal Brexit

09/19/2019

Shares in Next Plc were down by more than 4% this-morning (19 September) after the apparel retailer maintained its full-year guidance despite a rise in both earnings and revenue for the first half, and pointed to price cuts in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Gerry Weber gets green light on insolvency plan

09/19/2019

Insolvent German women's wear retailer Gerry Weber International has had its insolvency plan approved by the majority of its creditors.

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Importers warned to check origin amid tariff confusion

09/18/2019

US importers are being warned to take care ensuring they understand country of origin applicable rules and verify claims made by their suppliers amid confusion surrounding the implementation of the Section 301 tariffs.

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