Tag : manufacturing
Coronavirus: Prada Group reopens productionSubscription
The Prada Group will reopen some production facilities in Italy today following an enforced four-week closure in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Fashion suppliers' NHS rescue missionSubscription
As the frontline fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus intensifies, UK suppliers and manufacturers have been quick to offer their services to the NHS for the production of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The next textile frontierSubscription
A new wave of innovative and sustainable textiles is emerging, and manufacturers are working to scale up production for mainstream use
The fashion industry wants greater clarity from the government on a host of issues surrounding the coronavirus epidemic, Drapers research has found.
Is Cambodia’s clothing industry unravelling?Subscription
Drapers examines the future of Cambodian garment sourcing following the European Union’s decision to withdraw trade privileges.
Take part in our new coronavirus lockdown surveySubscription
For Drapers’ second coronavirus survey, we are gathering information on how the UK and Irish fashion industry is handling and responding to the government lockdown.
UK fashion's Budget wishlistSubscription
With the backing of a landslide victory in December’s general election, prime minister Boris Johnson’s majority government is now preparing to deliver its 2020 Budget to an expectant UK.
Coronavirus: the fallout in fashionSubscription
Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the global economy. Drapers looks at the impact on fashion supply chains, how retailers are responding and how the shut-down in China could lead to long-term changes to sourcing habits.
BRC urges speed on new immigration rulesSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for the government to “not delay” publishing the UK’s new immigration system to avoid disruption for businesses and consumers.
UK manufacturers call for action on migrationSubscription
UK manufacturers have warned the fashion industry could face a “severe” shortage of skilled workers if a recommendation to restrict the migration of workers comes into force after Brexit.
Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin has opened a new store for its eponymous own brand on Multrees Walk, the premium shopping district in the centre of Edinburgh.
British fashion's £5.5m industrial actionSubscription
A new £5.5m research programme aims to improve speed, productivity and sustainability in the UK’s clothing supply chain.
Canada Goose opens new factory in MontrealSubscription
Luxury outerwear brand Canada Goose will open its second factory in Quebec and eighth wholly owned manufacturing facility in Canada in Montreal next month.
Bangladeshi manufacturers lay off thousandsSubscription
Three Bangladeshi garment manufacturers that supply brands such as H&M and Next have laid off thousands of workers amid ongoing wage protests.
Luxury leather’s best-kept secretSubscription
Spanish leather hub Ubrique is on a mission to extend its manufacturing services beyond traditional luxury labels to offer hand-crafted products to smaller premium brands.
Johnstons of Elgin to open Edinburgh flagshipSubscription
Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin will open a flagship store for its own brand in Edinburgh next spring.
Chesterfield-based leather manufacturer Clayton and Sons has been bought out of administration by its former finance director, Drapers understands.
British lingerie manufacturer collapsesSubscription
Lingerie and swimwear manufacturer AJM Sewing has gone into voluntary liquidation and ceased trading.
Migration report alarms fashion industrySubscription
The fashion industry has warned that the sector could face staff shortages if a recommendation from a report to restrict the migration of workers comes into force.
Manufacturing a new UK clothing industrySubscription
In the face of Theresa May’s apparent acceptance of the prospect of a “no-deal Brexit”, Drapers considers whether the UK could once again become a clothes-manufacturing powerhouse.
Is Turkey's supply chain unravelling?Subscription
As the Turkish lira slumped to a record low earlier this month amid political and economic turmoil in the country, Drapers investigates what impact it might have on the fashion industry.
Rebranded Make it British Live wins ethical fansSubscription
Exhibitors at newly rebranded London sourcing event Make it British Live reported higher footfall this year prompted by greater interest in supply chain transparency.
Ahead of next month’s international sourcing trade show Fashion SVP in London, Drapers catches up with chief executive Buzz Carter about adding a denim area and why manufacturers need to be more in tune than ever with retailers’ needs.
A union representing Bangladeshi textile workers has settled a $2.3m (£1.65m) case with a multinational apparel brand, following accusations of delays in rectifying hazardous factory conditions.
Fast fashion speeds up Fashion SVP Subscription
Fast fashion and speed to market were at the forefront of conversation at this season’s edition of Fashion SVP, as buyers asked for smaller minimums and shorter lead times.
UK textile manufacturing enjoys boom in 2017Subscription
Average production in the UK textile manufacturing industry was up 25% this year, despite looming economic uncertainty.
Spencer Fung is the Silicon Valley-trained CEO of Li & Fung, the billion-pound supplier to the high street’s biggest names. Now, he is tasked with revolutionising the 111-year-old business founded by his great-grandfather.
Menswear supplier Bagir has set its sights on growing its high-end customer base, as Chinese textile manufacturer Shandong Ruyi prepares to buy a controlling stake in the business for $16.5m (£12.4m).
Chinese textile giant takes over BagirSubscription
Menswear supplier Bagir has entered into a strategic partnership with the Shangdong Ruyi Technology Group, one of the largest textile manufacturers in China.
2018 will bring intensification of the pressures on sourcing but the solution lies in closer partnerships, says Buzz Carter, event director at London manufacturing and sourcing event Fashion SVP
85% of Bangladesh factory repairs completeSubscription
Garment factories under the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety have completed 85% of all required repairs, in its fourth year of operating.
Womenswear brand and manufacturer David Nieper has outlined plans to set up a new fabric-printing facility at its base in Derbyshire.
Why fashion needs an orderly BrexitSubscription
As the UK government attempts to secure a transitional deal to ease our exit from the European Union, we explore how this could benefit the fashion and textiles industry.
The Bangladeshi government has given the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety the go-ahead to operate for another three years.
Good sourcing, VietnamSubscription
Vietnam is evolving as an attractive sourcing destination for clothing and footwear retailers, even against the broader shift to “near shoring” for speed to market. Drapers finds out why
The government should consider enforcing an embargo on goods made in factories that fail to pay workers the minimum wage, director of labour market enforcement Sir David Metcalf has said.
Pure London launches sourcing showSubscription
London trade show Pure is launching a new sourcing event, which aims to provide a “gateway” for international manufacturers to break into the UK market.
Industry hits out at Brexit workforce flightSubscription
Retailers and manufacturers have criticised the lack of certainty surrounding Brexit, which has resulted in some European Union workers leaving the UK, causing a skills gap and workforce shortage.
Representatives from New Look and Asos have met with more than 50 representatives of textile industry regulators and enforcement agencies to discuss stamping out unethical practices in factories in the Leicester area.
Hard Brexit to cost UK manufacturers £17bnSubscription
Manufacturers throughout the UK will be hit by a £17bn fall in revenue following a hard Brexit, a new report has found.
UK denim manufacturing is making a tentative comeback
M&S and UKFT launch university 'masterclasses'Subscription
The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has announced it is set to roll out a series of manufacturing “masterclasses” to UK universities, with the support of Marks & Spencer.
Obituary: Leeds tailoring veteran Bobbie CaplinSubscription
Garment manufacturing stalwart Bobbie Caplin died from heart failure on 23 August, days after celebrating his 85th birthday.
The debate over how to eradicate poor employment practices in some UK factories flared up again this week, prompting retailers and manufacturers to call for more support from the government.
Levi’s denim supplier JD United sold Subscription
JD United, which supplies denim to retailers including Primark, Gap and Levi Strauss, has been sold to Taiwan-listed manufacturer Roo Hsing Co for an undisclosed sum.
26 Bangladesh Alliance factories improve safetySubscription
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has said 26 affiliated Bangladeshi factories have completed action plans to improve their safety.
All Bangladeshi clothing factories to be mapped Subscription
A new initiative to improve transparency in the Bangladeshi garment manufacturing industry by mapping out every clothing factory in the country launches today.
Christopher Nieper, managing director of Derbyshire manufacturer David Nieper explains how the next generation hold the keys to Britain’s manufacturing future
How to navigate Myanmar's ethical mazeSubscription
Myanmar is becoming an increasingly attractive sourcing destination, but retailers should insist strongly on ethical compliance when doing business there
Clarks resumes volume manufacturing in the UKSubscription
Clarks is creating a new manufacturing arm in Somerset, which will have the capacity to produce up to 300,000 pairs of its Desert Boots per year.