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

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at what the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for textile and apparel duties, Bangladesh and Vietnam led the way in terms of US apparel import growth in December, and Esquel progresses in a research programme to develop a sustainable Chinese supply of Sea Island cotton.


Update – US apparel retailers' January 2016 sales roundup 9 Feb 2016

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Hurt by adverse weather conditions, a continued shift by consumers to invest in high-value items such as cars, and a general slump after the holiday period, it's no surprise US apparel retailers suffered in January, with many reporting comparable store sales declines.


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

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a new report which found Syrian refugee workers in Turkish clothing factories that supply the likes of Next and H&M, renewed fears for worker safety after the latest garment factory fire in Bangladesh, and an update from Under Armour on its competitive positioning.


Global news roundup 5 Feb 2016

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


Southeast Asia – a strategic sourcing review 4 Feb 2016

Column: Research updates

Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar continue to attract huge interest as apparel supply bases – and a new report from just-style aims to make it easier for retailers, brands and importers to evaluate the key advantages and challenges of sourcing and manufacturing in each country.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Jan 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include an update from outdoor wear brands on their progress in reducing PFCs after an investigation found some products contained hazardous chemicals, the launch of a new round of EU funding for Myanmar's garment sector, and new targets by Gap Inc to strengthen worker rights across its global supply chain.


Global news roundup 27 Jan 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... 22 Jan 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at a roadmap to the apparel supply chain of the future, the news that the head of Asda's George clothing division is to step down amid HQ job cuts, and how the outerwear industry is facing up to the challenge of climate change.


Global news roundup 19 Jan 2016

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


The Flanarant – New Year forecasts begin with excess expectations 19 Jan 2016

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Don't believe those New Year forecasts, warns Mike Flanagan, as he debunks a few stories about four issues that are likely to be important in garment sourcing for some time.


Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Jan 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the top ten takeaways from just-style's annual briefing on sourcing and supply chain issues likely to impact apparel and footwear firms in 2016, why the rise of the millennial industry requires radical change, and a new report that suggests the TPP is likely to benefit Vietnam and Malaysia most by 2030.


Top stories this week on just-style... 8 Jan 2016

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at apparel sector challenges and opportunities in 2016, along with insight into what's likely to happen with apparel sourcing in the year ahead. We also ask 'Are you ready for the new Garment Industry 2.0?', and look at whether productivity gains will be enough to offset ASEAN wage hikes this year.


US apparel retailers' December 2015 sales roundup  8 Jan 2016

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Santa delivered some generally positive holiday sales results to US apparel retailers in December as they grappled with a rapidly changing omnichannel landscape, low and middle income consumers with limited discretionary spending power, and a very mild autumn that depressed clothing sales.


Global news roundup 18 Dec 2015

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


The Flanarant - Apparel sourcing strategies continue to diverge 18 Dec 2015

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Last week's announcement by Adidas that it expects its costs to rise sharply over the next five years underlines some crucial changes buyers in different countries have seen in their sourcing operations since the beginning of this century, explains Mike Flanagan.


Global news roundup 11 Dec 2015

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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... 11 Dec 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include Adidas warning of a significant rise in sourcing costs over the next five years, a look at the US tariff phase-out schedule for textiles and apparel under the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the uncertainty of future denim and jeans production bases, and Mango's new business strategy that involves a "revolutionary" offering with supply chain changes.


Global news roundup 8 Dec 2015

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


Global news roundup 3 Dec 2015

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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... 27 Nov 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include the kick-off of Cambodia's living wage campaign, a look at why China's five-year plan is unlikely to change garment-making, a review of a new book on Fixing Fashion, and figures that suggest global apparel and footwear expenditure is expected to decline in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011.


Global news roundup 25 Nov 2015

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


Global clothing and footwear trade to drop by 1.5% 23 Nov 2015

Column: Research updates

Global expenditure on clothing and footwear is expected to decline by 1.5% in US dollar terms in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011, according to a new report, with the decline largely due to depreciations of the currencies in a number of major supplying countries.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Nov 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how C&A's overhaul of its fit and product development processes is paying dividends, Uniqlo and Toray ink a new sourcing deal aimed at reducing lead times and optimising production, and Cambodia approves a draft union law despite criticism. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Nov 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include an interview with Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani about the manufacturing giant's expansion and efficiency drive, VF's ongoing evaluation of sourcing opportunities in East Africa, and plans by Crystal Group to widen its worker empowerment initiatives to 40,000 employees.


UPDATE: US apparel retailers' October 2015 retail roundup 10 Nov 2015

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Unseasonably warm weather weighed on US retailers' sales of autumn clothing in October, combining with sluggish mall traffic, softer Halloween sales, lacklustre income gains, and a continued shift in spending to motor vehicles, experiences and restaurants to push the majority of clothing chains to comparable store sales declines in the month.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Nov 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at what is thought to be Sri Lanka's largest rooftop solar plant at its dedicated knitting facility for Nike, challenges faced by fast fashion brands such as ensuring they make decisions that get orders right the first time, and Bangladesh knitwear makers scale up their consumption of organic fibre as demand rises. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Oct 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Ethiopia's potential as an emerging apparel sourcing hub, the building blocks that will help Under Armour achieve its manufacturing vision, and Esquel Group investing $2.4m in Sea Island cotton research. 


Global news roundup 30 Oct 2015

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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... 23 Oct 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how Primark's cut-price clothing could shake up the US retail sector, plans by South Korean apparel maker Hansae to reduce its reliance on Vietnam and turn to Haiti instead, and analysts' concerns over recent changes at Gap.


Sri Lanka clothing exports set for further growth 23 Oct 2015

Column: Research updates

The Sri Lankan clothing industry has built up a good reputation for quality and delivery among buyers in the markets of developed countries and has the potential to capitalise further on its inherent strengths, according to a new report.

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