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The Flanarant: TPP – now the real fight starts

On 5 October, the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) announced that their trade ministers had agreed a deal. But M...

Private label sourcing faces range of pressures

Offering opportunities for retailers to drive margin, differentiation, and provide consumers with more new products and better visibility in...

Can Gap maintain its momentum minus Larsson?

The unexpected departure of Old Navy president Stefan Larsson to become CEO of Ralph Lauren has prompted analysts to ask whether parent Gap...

Brands back Cambodia industry-wide wage bargaining

Nothing less than industry-wide collaboration will work when it comes to creating living wages in the garment industry, unions say, as talks...

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

Bangladesh execs say labour reform supports US GSP 6 Oct 15

AZM Anas

As the US government reviews its trade benefits regime this month, Bangladesh's garment industry and labour leaders have argued that the country deserves to regain GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) status.

Update: Negotiators agree landmark TPP trade deal 6 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

After more than five years of negotiations, leaders of 12 Pacific Rim countries, including the US, Japan and Vietnam, have finally concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – paving the way for what will be the world's largest free trade agreement.

New Bangladesh labour rules draw union criticism 5 Oct 15

AZM Anas

The roll-out of new labour rules in Bangladesh has been welcomed by US and European Union (EU) diplomats, but reactions from union bosses and worker rights activists have been tepid.

Bangladesh group plans nation’s first PSF plant 5 Oct 15

AZM Anas

Bangladesh’s diversified manufacturing conglomerate the Deshbandhu Group is to set up the country’s first major polyester staple fibre (PSF) plant, following robust demand for the key raw material.

Südwolle aligns with Turkish supply chain partners 5 Oct 15

Katie Smith

German wool-based yarn supplier Südwolle Group, which is one of the world's largest spinners of pure wool and wool blend worsted yarns, has established a new subsidiary in Turkey as part of efforts to be more responsive to industry demands.

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.

Latest blogs

Navigating potential risks ahead of TPP 28 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

As the second largest footwear supplier to the US, Vietnam is already an important part of the production portfolio for many US footwear companies. But with growth being fuelled by the possible Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), companies eyeing the country as a sourcing destination should also be navigating potential risks.

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.

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