Top stories on just-style
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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Gap's pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel, how direct worker feedback from mobile surveys is being used to drive sourcing decisions, and Adidas partners with Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility.
Top stories this week on just-style include a warning from Myanmar apparel makers that a ban on moving lorries through Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's clothing sector, the latest efforts by Amazon to embed itself deeper into the apparel industry, 12 start-ups chosen under a new global initiative to find more sustainable ways of producing fashion, and Walmart eyeing US men's clothing retailer Bonobos.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why sporting goods retailers are struggling despite strong growth in US sportswear sales, the latest efforts by Ralph Lauren to restructure, plans by Sri Lanka's MAS Holdings to open its first US production and development centre, and a pledge by H&M to use 100% sustainably sourced materials by 2030.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Li & Fung's new focus on speed, innovation and digitalisation, the latest advances in 3D CAD, an outline of VF Corp's latest five-year plan, and the use of big data to help apparel brands and retailers make better fitting clothes.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at what the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership might mean for the US and EU textile and apparel industries, updates on the future fashion sourcing landscape from the Prime Source Forum conference in Hong Kong, and Walmart snapping up online fashion and accessory retailer ModCloth.
Top stories this week on just-style include Marks & Spencer topping a new human rights benchmark listing, Nike retaining its position as the world's most valuable apparel brand, concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry, and Lindex launches a new collection of upcycled products.
Top stories this week on just-style include Fast Retailing publishing the names and locations of its core Uniqlo manufacturers, a survey of Cambodia garment factories, the top ten human rights risks to supply chains in 2017, and H&M encouraging suppliers to pay workers digitally.
Top stories this week on just-style include how there is potential for Bangladesh to capture the Chinese market, US President Donald Trump speaks favourably about using taxes and tariffs to boost the nation's economy, Myanmar forms a committee to discuss minimum wage, and Adidas unveils a "revolutionary" marathon shoe.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the crackdown on Bangladesh labour activists has cost the country's garment industry around US$100m, Adidas and Burberry have been recognised for their sustainability practices, industry executives in Turkey are optimistic that better times lie ahead, and Inditex and H&M boycott the BGMEA's Dhaka Apparel Summit.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at what a hard Brexit might mean for the UK's fashion and textile industry, the withdrawal of Polartec and Patagonia from the Outdoor Retailer show in Utah, Li & Fung being dropped from Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index, and H&M leading the Better Cotton Initiative's (BCI) 'Better Cotton league'.
Top stories this week on just-style include plans to open one of the largest synthetic yarn production plants in Central America in Honduras, new research suggesting forced or unpaid overtime and child labour remain problems in Myanmar garment factories, and the launch of a new ocean waste Conscious collection by H&M.
Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at Under Armour's first made-in-the-USA apparel collection and the slowdown in its fourth quarter revenue growth, the departure of Ralph Lauren CEO Larsson over differing views on the future direction of the firm, and a report on the top source countries at risk of modern slavery in the fashion supply chain.
Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at the start to Trump's presidency, from the order to withdraw from TPP to his first speech promising to "buy American and hire American". We also list ten retail trends to watch out for in the year ahead, and news that Gap's Banana Republic chief is to leave the company.
Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at what's at stake with Trump's promises to tear up US trade agreements – thanks to a special infographic powered by re:source from just-style – the risks Brexit pose to Cambodia's textile and apparel export sector, and how Trump's potential revamp of the US tax system threatens US apparel importers and their suppliers.
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.
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- Rana Plaza four years on – Timeline of change
- Industry groups reaffirm commitment to Bangladesh
- Trump and Brexit get a dose of pragmatism
- Using worker surveys to drive supply chain change
- Adidas to digitalise Speedfactory concept
- Nike filed patent for "reinforced denim"
- M&S extends sourcing deal with Lindsey brothers
- US Q1 in brief – Columbia Sportswear, Amazon
- Lenzing unveils new sustainability strategy
- Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2022
- When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common Problems in Apparel Sourcing
- Clothing Market in the Top 5 American Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts
- Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar