Globalisation has accelerated the fashion industry to an unsustainable pace - in more ways than one. Can we escape that race to the bottom and do the right thing at the same time? New methods of manufacturing could hold the answer.
With consumer interest in sustainability rising, the denim industry is preparing for an overdue reckoning. Can technology help mitigate the high environmental cost of a pair of jeans?
The Interline analyses the most vital fashion technology news. This week: Labor Day presents a pause for reflection, and wearable technology takes some tentative new steps.
In the wake of the pandemic, sustainability strategies are undergoing greater scrutiny, and industry-wide, people are coming a distant second to planet. Fashion needs to take measurable action on living wages - but how?
As well as offering a way to control overproduction, on-demand manufacturing could be the tool fashion needs to welcome empowered consumers and the creator economy into what has historically been a closed loop.
Smart manufacturing can be a nebulous term, but Joachim Hensch has helped put it into practice for one of the world's most recognisable brands. His definition carries a lot of weight.
Following the disruption caused by COVID, brand and supplier relationships must evolve to deliver true visibility - starting on the factory floor.
The pieces are falling into place for digital printing - both direct to garment and direct to roll - to overturn the traditional sourcing network and supply chain. The Interline speaks to one of the key minds behind the transition - at a pivotal time.
The Interline analyses the most vital fashion technology news. This week: the secondary market emerges as a key tool for backing up sustainability commitments, but technology will be the key to going further.
There are a number of urgent reasons for brands and retailers to understand the scope and shape of their supply chains. Any smart sourcing strategy should start at the raw material level, which makes cotton the perfect case study.