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What clothing could the TPP X-basket contain?

In the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation, the United States has tabled a market access offer that seeks to protect the mos...

Apparel and textile production up in key regions

World apparel and textile production growth in the second quarter depicts a mixed picture, reflecting wider challenges in the global economy...

Nicaragua seeks textile investment to grow exports

Nicaragua is seeking $160m to build a synthetic textiles manufacturing base to help double exports to $2bn in five years and offset TPL loss...

Vietnam continues to lead US apparel import growth

Apparel imports into the US continued on their upward trajectory in July, with all but one of the top ten supplier countries booking year-on...

Latest Interviews

Patagonia's CSR commitments re-shaping the sector 29 Sep 2015

Michelle Russell

Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.

The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.

Latest News

World cotton trade seen stable in 2015/16 2 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

World cotton imports are projected to remain unchanged at 7.6m tons in 2015/16, according to a new forecast, as a fall in imports into China is offset by growth in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

Top stories this week on just-style... 2 Oct 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Adidas's "game-changing" recycling project for a new breed of sporting goods, an interview with Cara Chacon, Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility, on the group's CSR commitments, and Cambodia's unions agreeing a proposed new US$168 monthly minimum wage for the country's garment sector.

Reliance launches "one of world's greenest” fibres 2 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

India's Reliance Polymers has launched what it claims is one of the world's greenest, sustainable fibres, manufactured from post-consumer waste PET bottles.

Global news roundup 2 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

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

Nike collaborates on low-impact textile challenge 1 Oct 15

Katie Smith

Sportswear giant Nike is joining forces with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab to try to drive new “revolutionary” innovations in low-impact fabrics and textiles. 

US textile industry urges policy reforms by China 30 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

The US textile industry called on the Obama Administration to utilise the week-long visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to highlight the “urgent” need for substantial economic and trade policy reforms by China to help level the playing field for US textile producers.

Latest blogs

Special offer for just-style registered members 21 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

just-style has just launched an exciting offer for registered members: A full-year subscription with a saving of over one third on the usual price AND a free, 33-page report on how to develop a comprehensive sourcing strategy, by vendor, country and overseas representation.

Wipe-out for surfwear business Quiksilver 14 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

Struggling surfwear business Quiksilver last week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for its US subsidiaries – with a court quickly approving a $175m financing package and plans to close 27 US stores. The group stressed that its European and Asia-Pacific operations “remain strong” and are not part of the filing.

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