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Bangladesh export growth – and price declines – accelerated during 2015
The Flanarant – Are apparel prices really rising? 12 Feb 16

Mike Flanagan

There's hardly an apparel industry commentator on the planet who's not forever going on about rising cost prices, writes Mike Flanagan. But he also wonders how often any of them look at what buyers are paying.


Yangon II, Bogart LingerieBogart Lingerie uplifted by "ultimate frontier" Myanmar 11 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

One of the world's largest intimate apparel exporters, Bogart Lingerie, is set to open its third plant in Myanmar in June – three years after becoming the first international lingerie manufacturer to set up in the country it describes as "the ultimate frontier".


Greenpeace has been calling on apparel brands to remove hazardous chemicals from its supply chains and productsWho has joined the Greenpeace Detox Challenge – update 11 Feb 16

Michelle Russell

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing facilities in China supplying global apparel firms. Since then, the environmental pressure group has been calling on clothing brands to remove hazardous chemicals from their supply chains and products by 2020 as part of its Detox challenge.


VietnamWhat the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for duties 10 Feb 16

Keith Nuthall

Recently released details of the European Union's trade agreement with Vietnam show how the deal could boost garment sourcing by EU brands in this key emerging south-east Asian player.


China continued to rebound from its decline in OctoberUS apparel import growth led by Bangladesh 9 Feb 16

Michelle Russell

Apparel imports into the US wound down in December as the holiday season came to an end, yet all but two of the leading supplier countries booked growth during the month. Bangladesh and Vietnam both led with double-digit gains, while China continued to rebound from its decline in October.


Comparable store sales were subdued for US apparel retailers in January Update – US apparel retailers' January 2016 sales roundup 9 Feb 16

Katie Smith

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.


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What the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for dutiesWhat the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for duties

Recently released details of the European Union's trade agreement with Vietnam show how the deal could boost garment sourcing by EU brands in this key emerging south-east Asian player.

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Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: Speed needed on safety renovations 9 Feb 2016

Leonie Barrie

Just days after international representatives expressed concerns that many "priority areas" still need to be tackled to improve safety in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector, a fire broke out at a factory deemed to be on track with remedial action.


US apparel import roundup US apparel import roundup

Monthly figures from the Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) highlight the rise and fall of global apparel imports into the US.


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A weekly roundup of the latest research reports available on just-style.


Global news roundup Global news roundup

just-style's summary of apparel and footwear news from the world’s local media.


Viewpoint Viewpoint

just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.


In the money In the money

A regular in-depth analysis prompted by what’s happening in the financial world and how it impacts on the apparel and footwear supply chain from manufacturing to retail.


The Flanarant The Flanarant

A forthright take on the follies the world’s apparel buying community has to deal with, from Mike Flanagan, CEO of Clothesource – and his suggestions for putting them right.


Speaking with style Speaking with style

Exclusive interviews with some of the apparel and footwear industry’s leading movers and shakers. Companies already featured include Marks & Spencer, H&M, Timberland, Adidas, New Look and Li & Fung.


Spotlight on... Spotlight on...

With a focus on individual companies, new or emerging markets, and issues such as product safety – this column takes a behind the scenes look that sheds new light on stories hitting the headlines.


Research updates Research updates

Facts and figures taken from some of the research reports published on just-style. Much of this information is only available in the reports themselves, so these articles provide a valuable snapshot of the latest data and forecasts.


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If you’re short of time or haven’t managed to check in to all our daily newsletters, reading these articles will ensure you’re up-to-date on the top five most-read stories on just-style in any given week.


Retail roundup Retail roundup

A month-by-month overview of US apparel and shoe chains' sales results. Same-store sales figures help gauge how a specific retailer has performed, making this feature invaluable for evaluating your customers or competitors.

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