Trade & Sourcing

  • Intersport SWE x Canopy

    Intersport Sweden partners with Canopy to protect the world’s forests


    Intersport Sweden – the country’s leading sporting goods retailer, founded in 1968 and with nearly 100 stores – has announced a partnership with the non-profit organization Canopy to promote forest-friendly supply chains. The aim is to set important signs for the world’s forests, species and climate. Intersport Sweden thus joins ...

  • Performance Days 2023

    Performance Days: Exciting developments push recycled and biobased fibers


    Performance Days will showcase exciting improvements in recycled and biobased synthetic fibers. Here is a preview.

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    Can fashion weeks replace trade shows?


    Fashion Weeks are just around the corner. Could they replace trade shows as the most important dates in the industry? We take a closer look.

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    The biggest dates in the sports and outdoor industry this year


    Our calendar has the biggest industry dates this year and all the dates you need to plan your sports and outdoor gear social media campaign.

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    Experts share their retail insights and predictions for 2023 at ISPO


    ISPO Munich 2022 provided plenty of expert insights into the state of retail as well as predictions for 2023. We summarize the key points.

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    Textile waste handling: the invisible part of global circular supply chains


    It’s no secret that waste represents a huge problem in the apparel industry, but what if we think of this instead as an untapped resource?

  • NT2022

    Next Textile conference (Oct. 26) focusing on “Re: Source as A Resource”


    The theme of this year’s NEXT TEXTILE conference will focus on Re: Source as A Resource, as the need to rethink has never been more significant. But, conversely, opportunities through innovations have never been greater. The event will take place at Sweden Fashion Textile Center in Borås, ...

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    Strong start of the Functional Fabric Fair in New York


    Functional Fabric Fair New York – powered by Performance Days® is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest trends in fabric development for the functional textile industry and provides a suitable marketplace in the U.S. for sourcing high-performance functional fabrics and accessories. On July 19-20, for the first time in three ...

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    Sri Lanka apparel forum sees apparel sector unaffected by political turmoil


    In the face of the current political development in Sri Lanka, the country’s Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) has called on all party leaders to urgently clear the way for an all-party government with elections as soon as possible to restore stability and rebuild confidence in the country - locally ...

  • Coats Texon

    Coats acquires Texon


    Coats Group, a U.K.-based manufacturer of industrial yarns, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Texon, a supplier of components and materials for footwear, accessories and apparel for Nike, Adidas and other brands, for an enterprise value of $237 million and a total cash value of $211 million after deductions ...

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    Opinion: Fighting the good fight


    In the last 30 years, Sri Lanka has lived through a debilitating civil war, a tsunami, the Easter Sunday bomb attacks and the two-year-long pandemic. As a nation, we have battled through them all, emerging bruised but not broken. We are resilient, and yet again, we will overcome the current ...

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    Closed paper mill in Finnish Lapland becomes Infinited Fibers' new factory


    After talking earlier this year of plans (as reported by our sister publication, The Outdoor Industry Compass) to invest some €220 million in a new regenerated textile fiber factory – though no site had reportedly been found at the time – fashion and textile technology company Infinited Fiber Company now ...

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    ANWR Group to add 2,500sqm to Mainhausen order center for new showrooms


    ANWR Group announced plans to add a new building to its existing Ordercenter O1 on the Mainhausen Campus in Germany. Following the building permit submission, the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for October 2022, with completion planned for December 2023. Showrooms ranging in size from 100 to 500 square meters ...

  • India-Australia Kopie

    Indian apparel sector expects boost thanks to trade agreement with Australia


    The India-Australia Free Trade Agreement, officially called the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AIECTA), is the first trade agreement India has signed with a developed economy in more than a decade. Negotiations began in 2011 but were suspended in 2015 as talks stalled over issues such as market access ...

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    China’s worst Covid outbreak since Wuhan is the next threat to the supply chain


    Even before the initial problems caused by the pandemic could be solved, the war in Ukraine created new ones. And now, despite all precautions, the Omicron BA mutant of Covid-19 is spreading rapidly in China. The epicenter of infection was the northeastern province of Jilin, on the border with North ...

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    The Climate Pledge announces nearly 100 new signatories


    Amazon and Global Optimism announced that more than 300 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge, an increase in signatories of nearly 600 percent over the past year. The nearly 100 new signatories include the world’s largest container shipping company Maersk, leading enterprise software developer SAP, North American lumber company ...

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    Russian footwear market faces a crisis


    The Russian market is braced for major turbulence after dozens of footwear brands pulled out of the country following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent introduction of international sanctions. Adidas, Nike and Puma have joined the long list of international brands that have quit the country’s market, along ...


    Sri Lanka’s apparel exports in January set 5-year record


    Sri Lanka’s January 2022 apparel exports reached the highest level for that month in the last five years. This performance demonstrates the underlying strength of the industry, which has recovered from ongoing shocks from the impact of the pandemic over the past two years. Sri Lanka’s garment export revenue increased ...

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    Lockdowns affect Shenzhou’s sport apparel production


    Shenzhou International, a major Chinese sports apparel manufacturer that works for Nike, Adidas and other brands, announced that all its factories in the Beilun district of Ningbo City have resumed production after temporary Covid lockdowns were lifted by local authorities. However, the factory closures in the region and others have ...

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    On sees supply chain shortages ending after H1


    Suppliers in Vietnam returned to full capacity in December, and various manufacturing partners are shortening the traditional Chinese New Year shutdown to help catch up with the backlog of orders, said On Running, participating for the first time in a round table discussion in the framework of the traditional ICR ...