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Top stories this week on just-style... 2 Dec 2016

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why modern robotics eludes sportswear makers, why traditional financing is a misfit for fashion, and an interview with the CEO of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group.


US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup 2 Dec 2016

Column: Retail roundup

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November, with only two recording increases. This was despite robust e-commerce growth from the Black Friday weekend and a more favourable macro backdrop to consumer spending.


Global news roundup 2 Dec 2016

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


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 Nov 2016

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Donald Trump's success in being elected the 45th president of the United States continued to be reflected in just-style's coverage over the past week, with stories looking at what it might mean for NAFTA, and how the President-elect says he will take steps to end the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on his first day in office. In other news, Madagascar is back on the sourcing radar after a change of fortunes in the last two years.


Top stories this week on just-style... 18 Nov 2016

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The shock result of Donald Trump being elected as the 45th president of the United States continued to dominate just-style's coverage over the past week, with stories looking at what it might mean for the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. In other news, Canada's Gildan Activewear is hoping to acquire the American Apparel brand in a deal worth around US$66m. 


Global news roundup 15 Nov 2016

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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... 11 Nov 2016

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The shock result of Donald Trump being elected as the 45th president of the United States has dominated just-style's coverage over the past week, with stories looking at what lies ahead for the apparel industry, what it might mean for pending EU trade deals and other trade negotiations. In other news, British retailer Marks & Spencer has announced its biggest shake-up in years, with plans to remove its clothing ranges from 60 stores over the next five years. 


The Flanarant: Why Trump will be true to his trade threats 9 Nov 2016

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US president-elect Donald Trump used the campaign train to set out his stance on trade issues. Instead of dismissing this as bluff and bluster, Mike Flanagan believes he will stay true to his word to impose restrictions or higher tariffs on imports – leading to massive long-term uncertainty.


US apparel retailers' October 2016 sales roundup 8 Nov 2016

Column: Retail roundup

Monthly same store sales growth for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures has been anaemic since February 2015, but mostly exceeded analyst expectations in October thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates.


Top stories this week on just-style... 4 Nov 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how Fast Retailing has invested US$3.8m in a joint venture to increase production of seamless knitwear, the first fall in the internet's share of UK clothing sales, and the role that technology can play in helping brands and manufacturers to adapt their business models to meet changing consumer demands.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Oct 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why American Apparel could be heading for its second bankruptcy filing, the resignation of Primark's sourcing chief, and the discovery of Syrian refugee children working in Turkish garment factories.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Oct 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why UK retailer Marks & Spencer is the top company for monitoring and reporting on modern slavery, how a potential minimum wage in Vietnam may be a hike too far, and why H&M's CEO has been named a leader for sustainability.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Oct 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why the apparent benefits of Ethiopia for apparel and textile investors also make the country a serious risk, the suspension of a further seven factories by The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and Vietnam leading the pack in September US apparel exports.


The Flanarant – Ethiopia violence undermines 'visionary' sourcing strategies 12 Oct 2016

Column: The Flanarant

The apparent benefits of Ethiopia make the country a serious risk – both politically and commercially – for apparel and textile investors, Mike Flanagan believes. And the partial destruction by rioters of the Saygin Dima mill illustrates all too well the short-term superficiality of too many 'visionary' sourcing strategies.


US apparel retailers' September 2016 sales roundup 7 Oct 2016

Column: Retail roundup

Upside surprises were provided in September by two of the US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates. The remaining three failed to capitalise, however, with The Buckle faring the worst. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Oct 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how Asia sourcing must raise its game amid increasing global competition, the appointment of Steve Rendle as VF Corp's next chief executive, and how global buyers are still failing to pay fair prices when sourcing from Bangladesh.


Global news roundup 9 Sep 2016

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


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Sep 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include M&S cutting around 525 head office jobs, El Salvador launching a 15-year growth strategy, US apparel imports for the month of July, and a look at how Cambodia's worker wages are being threatened by low garment prices.


US apparel retailers' August 2016 sales roundup 2 Sep 2016

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More favourable hot and dry weather and an uptick in consumer confidence resulted in a bounce-back in US same-store sales for August. For the few apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, however, an increase in technology and travel spend weighed on monthly results. 


Global news roundup 2 Sep 2016

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


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Aug 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include H&M taking action over a Myanmar child labour breach, supply chain takeaways from Sourcing at MAGIC, just-style's interview with the CEO of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and the ongoing challenge of cotton supply chain transparency.


Global news roundup 25 Aug 2016

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


The Flanarant – Why voters don’t want more global supply chains 19 Aug 2016

Column: The Flanarant

Mike Flanagan spent the first six months of 2016 campaigning to stay in the EU. Not once, he writes, did I hear my opponents – or anyone in Britain's new, Brexit-friendly government – say they wanted to reject global integration or repudiate over 30 years of globalisation.


Global news roundup 17 Aug 2016

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


Global news roundup 15 Aug 2016

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


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Aug 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at several severe threats facing Bangladesh's garment industry, the addition of a former VF Corp executive to lead Under Armour's global sourcing, and feedback on the immediate impact the UK's Brexit vote has had on the British clothing industry.


The Flanarant – Bangladesh must face up to new industry threats 8 Aug 2016

Column: The Flanarant

In late June and early July, Bangladesh's garment industry was hit by a number of new long-term threats. But the industry's leaders appear unaware of the real severity these threats posed to their viability, writes Mike Flanagan.


US apparel retailers' July 2016 sales roundup 5 Aug 2016

Column: Retail roundup

July proved to be another challenging month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with the majority reporting comparable declines. Unseasonable weather, clearance and promotional activity, and even the impact of Pokemon Go are all blamed. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 Aug 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include China's clothing manufacturing sector bracing itself for interruptions as textile mills temporarily close for the G20 Summit, a planned 7.3% increase in Vietnam's minimum monthly wage, why a rise in cotton prices is unlikely despite tighter cotton stocks, and how Under Armour is evolving thanks to the imminent launch of a new sportswear line and a partnership deal with Kohl's.


Global news roundup 2 Aug 2016

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

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