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Chaos in the world’s trade agreements

The world garment trade was transformed in August, writes Mike Flanagan, with the biggest casualty likely to be India’s plans to increase te...

Nicaragua apparel and shoe firms to double in size

Nicaragua's top textile and footwear manufacturers plan to double their size in three years as the Central American nation rushes to meet ri...

Will Vietnam struggle with impending trade deals?

Clothing and textile industry specialists have warned just-style that the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free-trade deal struck earlier this mo...

Yuan devaluation impact mixed for garment firms

Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value of the yuan to...

Latest Interviews

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.


Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

Latest News

Thousands of workers in Indonesia wage rally 3 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

Thousands of workers took part in demonstrations across Indonesia on Tuesday (1 September), calling for higher wages and improved labour laws.


Vietnam apparel industry calls for lower wage 3 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile and apparel industry is calling for a lower minimum wage to be set after a consensus was reached for a 12.4% increase to take effect from January 2016.


Limited growth forecast for cotton consumption 3 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

Growth in global cotton consumption is expected to be limited in 2015/16, as international prices remain higher than those of competing manmade fibres such as polyester.


Better Cotton Initiative names McClay CEO 2 Sep 15

Katie Smith

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.


Preparation to protect brands under Slavery Act 2 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

Brands must establish practices to identify, audit and monitor their supplier base, including subcontractors, if they are to flourish under the British Modern Slavery Act.


US groups team up on responsible cotton sourcing 2 Sep 15

Katie Smith

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) are set to join forces to promote responsible cotton sourcing.

Latest blogs

Race on to secure TPP agreement 12 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential elections halt progress. Trade ministers are scrambling to try and forge a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement within two months, after a meeting of trade ministers in Hawaii failed to clinch a deal last week.


New legislation will impact garment firms 5 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

As part of UK government efforts to lead the global fight against slavery, new legislation will require retailers to publish an annual statement outlining the steps they have taken to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their businesses or supply chains.

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