More fashion and footwear buyers than ever before are expected to attend next month's apparel sourcing shows in Australia, with pre-registrations for the International Sourcing Expo Australia and co-located Footwear & Leather Show Australia said to be 20% higher than the same time last year.
Gerber Technology has acquired leading fashion technology company and Avametric in a move the apparel software and systems supplier says will position it as the leader in 3D for the fashion and apparel industry.
Warehouse operator XPO Logistics is to deploy 5,000 intelligent robots throughout its logistics sites in North America and Europe in a move aimed at dramatically improving fulfillment times and cutting costs.
Accessories business Tapestry has hailed its efforts to operate in an ethical and responsible manner, with highlights including a 13.4% reduction in absolute CO2e emissions at its Coach brand and updating its Supplier Code of Conduct to reflect more stringent requirements.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched two projects in Pakistan, funded by the EU and Inditex, aimed at eliminating child and forced labour and promoting workers rights in the country's cotton, textile and garment industries.
Industry heavyweights Marks and Spencer, Primark, Next, and Arcadia Group are among ten fashion retailers that have been asked to submit evidence to a UK government inquiry into the sustainability of the country's fashion industry.
With estimates the fashion industry is set to change more in the next decade than in the past 40 year, the new fashion landscape is going to require its workers to have new competencies, a new survey has found.
Top stories on just-style this week include in a change in who collects payroll taxes in China - a move that should ensure much better levels of compliance, the challenges of closing the loop in the fashion industry, and the welcoming of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).