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EU trade ministers push on TTIP and Canada pacts

Trade ministers appear determined to push ahead with two trade deals being discussed between the European Union (EU) and the US and Canada,...

Cambodia garment sector faces ongoing challenges

At first glance, Cambodia's garment sector is doing fine. ANZ Bank recently predicted 7.2% GDP growth in 2016, mainly fuelled by rising clot...

Low garment prices weigh on Cambodia worker wages

As annual discussions get underway in Cambodia on a new minimum wage for garment workers, a new report warns significant further wage increa...

Lingering US sanctions limit Myanmar apparel trade

American orders of ‘Made in Myanmar’ garments are growing, although uncertainty on sanctions and a lack of preferential market access is hin...

Latest Interviews

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.


North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

Latest News

Brexit may hit suppliers with UK duty-free access 23 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

Suppliers in several major clothing exporting countries could lose their preferential access to the UK market if and when Britain leaves the EU unless special terms of access are negotiated, a new report suggests.


Ciel Textile FY hit by lower knitwear earnings 23 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Ciel Textile has booked a decline in earnings for its last fiscal as its knitwear unit was impacted by the launch of a new factory in India and the company battled a challenging international retail environment. 


Invista unveils Lycra Moves Athleisure platform 23 Sep 16

Beth Wright

US fibre producer Invista has once again taken inspiration from the athleisure trend, unveiling a new platform for athleisure apparel, which it says is a "one-stop shop" for intimate apparel retailers.


Global news roundup 23 Sep 16

Beth Wright

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


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the US restoring Myanmar's GSP duty-free trade status, what the future is likely to hold for raw materials as part of our management briefing, and US retailers urge action following the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.


Adidas unveils first Speedfactory running shoe 22 Sep 16

Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled the first running shoe created at its Speedfactory manufacturing facility in Germany, describing it as the first step in a "game-changing" moment for the industry.

Latest blogs

Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat 19 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.


Tackling transparency and traceability 5 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.

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