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Bangladesh slips as US imports decline in October

Despite expectations for a rise in imports as retailers gear up for the holiday shopping season, the volume of US apparel imports continued...

India cash demonetarisation hits clothing sector

India's domestic clothing industry has suffered a drastic slump in demand and production following the central government's sudden decision...

Trump blows the case for Brexit out of the water

US president-elect Trump's stated policies on international trade worry a lot of people. But the explanations given by his new business-frie...

Duty-free trade key to build Africa supply chains

A group of ethical fashion producers and retailers, including German e-commerce giant Otto Group and shoemaking enterprise Soul of Africa, h...

Latest Interviews

Bagir CEO says suit-maker is back on track 28 Nov 2016

Leonie Barrie

Exactly 12 months into his role as chief executive of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, and Eran Itzhak is in a buoyant mood. The business is debt-free for the first time in nearly a decade, has refocused its manufacturing base on Ethiopia, Egypt and Vietnam, and is fighting back with new products and a return to innovation.

How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

Latest News

Currency, trade top post-Brexit apparel concerns 9 Dec 16

Leonie Barrie

Confidence in the global apparel industry remains at a low level following the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU), the latest survey from just-style shows.

Child labour persists in Bangladesh garment sector 9 Dec 16

Leonie Barrie

Child labour remains rife in slum settlements in Bangladesh, new research has found, with the ready-made garment sector said to account for two-thirds of female child labour.

Adidas ranks top on tackling forced labour 9 Dec 16

Michelle Russell

Adidas, Gap, H&M, and Lululemon have topped a benchmarking study looking at action taken by companies to combat forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains – although more still needs to be done, including rolling out programmes to lower tiers across apparel supply chains.

The Limited notifies 248 HQ staff of layoffs? 9 Dec 16

Michelle Russell

US womenswear retailer The Limited is understood to have notified the 248 staff employed at its New Albany head office they could lose their jobs amid a potential closure of the facility. 

China's CTIC makes safer chemicals commitment 9 Dec 16

Michelle Russell

The China Textile Information Center (CTIC) has become the latest affiliate of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, which is working to steer the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.

Gymboree adjusts guidance on widening Q1 loss 9 Dec 16

Michelle Russell

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree has adjusted its full-year outlook as it revealed a widening of its net loss in the first quarter and lower sales.

Latest blogs

A new re:source from just-style 25 Nov 16

Leonie Barrie

Some of just-style’s more eagle-eyed readers might have noticed a small change to the menu bar on the homepage: the addition of the word re:source. Yes it might be a small change – but it marks the countdown to the biggest launch in our 16-year history.

Trump's trade ramifications continue to unravel 25 Nov 16

Leonie Barrie

Over the past week just-style has continued to try to unravel the potential ramifications of Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the United States.

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