Ethical consumers key to cleaning up India’s apparel supply chain: experts

This article was written by Rina Chandran and is placed courtesy of  the Thomson Reuters Foundation. MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Global retailers’ efforts to clean supply chains of slave labor and improve labor conditions will have little impact unless consumers in India, Asia’s third-largest economy, demand more ethically produced goods, industry experts said. India is […]

Buy local because it’s tops

This article was originally published on Independent Media’s World of Work website.  Buying and wearing locally designed and manufactured fashion should not be a “pity party”, or an attempt to force consumers to buy garments just because they are “local”.The purchase of a local fashion product should be an almost unconscious decision that occurs when […]

TFG looks for space to bring premium UK brands to SA

This article was written by PALESA VUYOLWETHU TSHANDU for BDLive CLOTHING and apparel retailer The Foschini Group (TFG) is looking for retail space to bring its recently acquired UK chains Phase Eight and Whistles to its home market. The group’s chief financial officer Anthony Thunström confirmed Phase Eight expansion plans in SA, saying: “We are currently […]

The Need for Speed in Design Development and Creative Collaboration

This article was compiled by Alison A. Nieder for California Apparel News A global supply chain coupled with increased collaboration between manufacturers and retailers as well as the need to improve speed-to-market is driving apparel makers to look for ways to improve efficiency without sacrificing quality and innovative design. For many, the answer is 3-D computer-aided […]