just-style's most read stories this week...
The most read stories on just-style this week include an analysis on the challenges of closing the loop in the apparel supply chain, a shift in Chinese cotton yarn orders from Pakistan to India, and the emergence of potential buyers for collapsed UK clothing chain Republic.
Is clothing close to a closed loop future?
Retailers and brands are increasingly looking at the idea of closing the loop in the apparel supply chain. Taking a garment back to its original fibre form and then using this to create something new is seen as a way for firms to become more sustainable. With Puma this week becoming the latest to launch a recyclable clothing range, Petah Marian asks: "What is the future for closed loop?"
PAKISTAN: Loses Chinese cotton yarn orders to India
Pakistani cotton spinners have lost the opportunity to sell thousands of tonnes of cotton yarn to China, hindered by severe power shortages, just-style has been told.
UK: Interest grows in collapsed clothing chain Republic
More than ten parties have expressed interest in buying the collapsed youth fashion retailer Republic less than a week after it was forced to call in the administrators and lay off 150 employees.
US: Robinson to lead Ascena global sourcing initiative
Ascena Retail Group has named Ronnie Robinson president of its new global sourcing initiative, as the women's wear retailer looks to move to a central sourcing base.
Malaysia makers to focus on quality to achieve growth
Malaysia's textile and clothing industry is planning to focus on three key areas - higher value fashion, dyeing and finishing, and technical textiles - to sustain strong growth and continue to compete with significantly lower-cost competition elsewhere in Asia.
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