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Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Jan 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include an update on the US warning of a terrorist threat to Bangladesh, a look at why China's apparel exports are facing a serious threat, how apparel sourcing problems should be addressed, and a new pilot app from Gap allowing customers to virtually "try on" clothing via a smartphone.


The Flanarant – Is China about to burst its apparel trade bubble? 10 Jan 2017

Column: The Flanarant

For the past six years China's clothing producers have retained their dominance of world apparel manufacturing despite widespread forecasts of imminent collapse. At its peak share in 2009, China accounted for 42.3% of America's apparel imports; in the first nine months of 2016 this was almost unchanged at 41.2%. However, Mike Flanagan believes China's apparel exports now face a serious threat – from the Chinese government.


Global news roundup 10 Jan 2017

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


US apparel retailers' December 2016 sales roundup 6 Jan 2017

Column: Retail roundup

December proved to be a dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with soft in-store traffic over the holiday season meaning that only two recorded a rise. This was despite retailers coming off a modestly strong Black Friday weekend.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Jan 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the eight factors set to shape European retail in 2017, Donald Trump's developing trade team, a comment on the potential return of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement, and forecasts for a fall in world cotton prices in the second half of the season.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Dec 2016

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Adidas is gaining traction in the US, how 55 garment factories in Bangladesh have closed after a wage dispute, and VF Corp's commitment to gender parity. We also take a look back over 2016 and the top news stories on the site.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Dec 2016

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Adidas is pulling ahead on speed and innovation, how China's apparel industry is repositioning for the future, and just-style's new data tool aimed at helping ease and speed decision-making. We also take a look back over 2016 and the industry's winners and losers. 


Global news roundup 14 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... 9 Dec 2016

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the steps to piloting living wages in garment factories, why duty-free trade is key to building African supply chains, and how Myanmar's garment industry is still lacking in labour rights. 


Global news roundup 8 Dec 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 Trump has blown the case for Brexit out of the water 8 Dec 2016

Column: The Flanarant

US president-elect Trump's stated policies on international trade worry a lot of people. But the explanations given by his new business-friendly team worry Mike Flanagan a lot more. Here he explains why Trumponomics is not only bad for US apparel – but a blow for Brexiteers too.


Outdoor apparel sector set for double-digit growth 7 Dec 2016

Column: Research updates

While the next few years may be challenging for the outdoor performance apparel industry, increased participation in outdoor experiences is expected to lead to retail sales growth of over 20% by 2020, according to a new report from just-style. 


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

Column: The Flanarant

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.

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