Investment in "smart" manufacturing could fuel productivity growth of over 27% over the next five years, a new report has found, if companies make use of key technologies and continue to drive a coherent transformation with upskilling of their workforce.
The fashion industry has an opportunity to act differently, pursuing profit and growth while creating new value for the world economy, a new report says, and addressing an urgent need to place environmental, social and ethical improvements on management's agenda.
In a bid to further strengthen its business development unit, German biotech company AMSilk has named Dr Volker Wagner-Solbach as procurement and supply chain manager, responsible for ensuring the demand for silk biopolymers, particularly its Biosteel fibre, can be met by AMSilk's external production partners.
Gap Inc has progressed in the first quarter, despite what one analyst refers to as "firing on just one cylinder", as the US speciality clothing retailer's Old Navy brand helped boost sales performance.
Two initiatives aimed at improving working conditions in the garment industry are to collaborate in a bid to streamline aspects of their factory-level operations and offer respective business partners new benefits.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) has again made its opposition to the proposed border adjustment tax clear, calling on Congress to instead update the existing federal income tax system through comprehensive reform.
Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted what one analyst has dubbed a "disastrous" set of results for its final quarter after the company moved to a loss in the period and sales saw a sharp double-digit decline.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at new smart fibre and fabric concepts on show at the Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, how the reinstatement of Sri Lanka's GSP+ duty-free trade concession will mainly benefit the country's garment export industry, Cambodia's apparel industry faces a chronic skills shortage, and Shandong Ruyi Technology Group is to invest US$410m in its first facility in North America.