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Hard hit Turkish industry is not knocked out

After a number of setbacks last year, including political upheaval, terrorist attacks and an influx of Syrian refugees, textile and clothing...

China leads US apparel sources with falling prices

For all the claims that US apparel buyers are seeking alternative sources to China amid concerns it is losing its competitiveness, new data...

Trade Tracker – Trump's first weeks, Brexit agenda

New twists and turns are taking place on the trade front almost daily, largely driven by the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the EU and the Trump...

Primark challenges critics with cotton initiative

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that hav...

Latest Interviews

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.


No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

Latest News

Coats moves to FY profit as restructuring pays off 24 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats has delivered what it says was a strong performance last year as it moved to a profit thanks to a substantial decline in one-off charges and a restructuring of its craft and textiles business a year earlier.


American & Efird develops reflective thread 24 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

Industrial sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed an industrial sewing thread designed and engineered for reflective visibility.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Feb 17

Beth Wright

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.


UK organic textiles market growing 23 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

The UK's interest in organic textiles is growing, new figures show, as consumer interest in ethically and sustainably sourced materials increases.


Call for highly fluorinated chemical regulation 23 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

Researchers from Sweden, Switzerland, and the US are calling for regulation of the entire class of highly fluorinated chemicals, some of which are used to provide water-repellancy and stain-resistancy in apparel, over fears exposure to them can cause harm.


AAFA signs East Africa best-practice initiative 22 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a partnership agreement with the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub to ensure best-in-class manufacturing of goods destined for the US market from East Africa.

Latest blogs

US border tax a contentious issue 20 Feb 17

Leonie Barrie

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector is bracing itself for even greater cost increases to come.


Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape 13 Feb 17

Leonie Barrie

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain.

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