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Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Aug 2015

Column: Top stories on just-style

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact of China's currency devaluation on garment imports and exports, whether Vietnam has the skills and capacity to cope with its impending trade deals, and an interview with Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of GT Nexus on apparel industry disruptors.


Interview: The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Column: Speaking with style

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.


Interview: Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Column: Speaking with style

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.


IN THE MONEY: Gap bullish on China growth opportunities 25 Aug 2015

Column: In the money

US retail giant Gap Inc has said it remains bullish on its long-term growth prospects in China despite the yuan deflation, while also revealing it is on track with its strategic restructuring.


Global news roundup 24 Aug 2015

Column: Global news roundup

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Aug 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may unravel unless it is agreed by Christmas, the challenges facing the US outdoor industry bought on by changing demographics and new sales channels, and Abercrombie & Fitch appointing a new brand leadership team.


IN THE MONEY: JC Penney reiterates focus on supply chain efficiency 19 Aug 2015

Column: In the money

US department store retailer JC Penney has said it will continue to focus on enhancing the efficiency of its supply chain as one of a number of levers to help drive gross margin improvement.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Aug 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at what Britain's Modern Slavery Act will achieve in the garment industry, the role of ethical buyers in a supply chain, and Under Armour investing in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to support growth and product innovation.


THE FLANARANT: What will Britain’s Modern Slavery Act achieve? 10 Aug 2015

Column: The Flanarant

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act (MSA), which began coming into force on 31 July, sets new disclosure standards on an extraordinary number of garment businesses. But its legal niceties won’t really determine the law’s impact, believes Mike Flanagan, noting that public opinion matters more.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Aug 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at a new free trade agreement reached between the EU and Vietnam, the failure of the latest TPP talks to clinch a deal, and the commercial and legal issues surrounding wearable technology.


Vietnam and Bangladesh lead US apparel import gains in June 6 Aug 2015

Column: US apparel import roundup

Apparel imports into the US continued to rise in June, as retailers stocked up in anticipation of a busy spring and summer. While China remained top of the table, with growth accelerating from the month before, strong double-digit gains were booked by three of the top-ten supplier counties: Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at VF Corp's interest in Africa as a sourcing destination, how G-Star Raw is pushing the boundaries of denim, and the launch of a metallised thread antenna for a new "revolutionary" RFID tag.


INTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Column: Speaking with style

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.


Global news roundup 27 Jul 2015

Column: Global news roundup

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


IN THE MONEY: VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing 27 Jul 2015

Column: In the money

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of countries where it can manufacture its products.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at whether Amazon will take over the US apparel market, Pakistan's textile mills fearing a rash of closures, and how supply chain risk is a top challenge for business.


THE FLANARANT: When will Bangladesh take compliance seriously? 17 Jul 2015

Column: The Flanarant

Are Bangladesh’s garment factory owners about to destroy their extraordinary apparel success story? On the face of it, the question sounds absurd, writes Mike Flanagan. But neither the BGMEA nor the Bangladesh government have shown any real interest in developing a compliant garment industry.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the textile investments flowing into Vietnam in anticipation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the complexity of sustainability in the polyester production process, and the impact of transparency on compliance in Cambodia's garment sector.


Global news roundup 13 Jul 2015

Column: Global news roundup

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Myanmar garment makers are mulling possible shut-downs after the introduction of the sector's first minimum wage, a look at why US apparel sourcing sees slow diversification, and why the fashion industry is still grappling to find the best ways to leverage the business benefits of 3D virtual design.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Myanmar has introduced its first minimum wage for garment workers, Marks & Spencer is to launch a supply human rights policy, and Adidas has developed its first shoe upper made from ocean waste.


IN THE MONEY: Nike reaffirms US production commitment 29 Jun 2015

Column: In the money

Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a number of key pieces of US trade legislation last week.


IN THE MONEY: H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact 26 Jun 2015

Column: In the money

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US dollar is compounded by increased purchasing costs and increasing wages.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Column: Speaking with style

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Jun 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential for new technologies to shape a sustainable fashion future, Li & Fung teaming up with two Chinese retailers to develop their own private label clothing brands, and Gap and H&M showing support for new labour law reforms in Myanmar.


THE FLANARANT: Onshoring has labour compliance challenges too 23 Jun 2015

Column: The Flanarant

Can mass-market clothing be made legally - or ethically - in the UK or the US if it’s competing with low-wage production? Not according to Mike Flanagan, who calls Western labour practices "onshoring’s dirty secret."


Frustrations come to the fore over Bangladesh inspections 23 Jun 2015

Column: Viewpoint

Both the Alliance and Accord have long expressed their concerns at the Bangladesh government’s lack of engagement in the process of making garment factories safer and empowering workers. But recent comments from the country's finance minister appear to be pushing their frustrations to the fore.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Jun 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include Gap's new approach to product development, an update on finalising the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a look at the issues in accessing supplier data, and a report that accuses Wal-Mart of abuses in its Asia supply chain.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Jun 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how innovative apparel software is making sure brands have the tools to deliver into the future, how a water pollution crackdown in China is hitting textile firms, and the largest RMG industrial park to open in Bangladesh.


Spotlight on...Lectra helps fashion firms face the future 10 Jun 2015

Column: Spotlight on...

The fashion industry is changing - faster than ever - as firms face intense pressure to produce more styles in less time, without losing sight of quality, fit and cost. On top of this, the growth of new fashion markets in emerging countries, and increasingly connected consumers, add additional challenges. Helping unravel this complexity is Lectra, which is focusing its expertise and software on making sure brands, retailers and manufacturers have the tools to deliver into the future.

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