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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...

China devaluation: what’s the big deal?

Why the fuss about China’s yuan devaluation earlier this month? While pretty trivial by the standards of the past 50 years, it has managed t...

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.


G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.

Latest News

Adidas seeking to resolve shoe supplier dispute 28 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.


Global news roundup 24 Aug 15

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Bangladesh garment villages to help boost exports 21 Aug 15

Poorna Rodrigo

Bangladesh intends to establish special economic zones called ‘garment villages’ as a key part of its plans to ramp up garment manufacturing to reach a target of US$50bn in exports by 2021, the country's commerce minister Tofail Ahmed has told just-style.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Aug 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may unravel unless it is agreed by Christmas, the challenges facing the US outdoor industry bought on by changing demographics and new sales channels, and Abercrombie & Fitch appointing a new brand leadership team.


CPSC to pilot electronic filing of compliance data 20 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to pilot a programme to assess the electronic filing of certificates of compliance – a plan that is opposed by apparel and footwear firms.


IP Experts adds real-time manufacturing solution 18 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

Incentive Payroll Experts (IPE) has taken its IP Batch shop floor control and payroll solution to the next level by integrating wireless data collection and production management capabilities.

Latest blogs

Public opinion matters more than Modern Slavery Act 17 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act, which began coming into force at the end of July, sets new disclosure standards on an extraordinary number of garment businesses. But its legal niceties won’t really determine the law’s impact, says one industry observer, who believes public opinion matters more.


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.

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