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What's behind Britain’s apparel export boom?

When it comes to apparel-making in Britain, there's one thing we all think we know: there isn't very much of it. But Britain's official trad...

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovation

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last we...

'Who Made My Clothes?' will redefine supply chains

24 April marked the anniversary of the horrific collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the years since,...

EU brands support relaxed origin rules for Jordan

Implementing the European Union (EU)-Jordan agreement struck last July to simplify EU rules of origin (RoO) can only be good for European cl...

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Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.


"Power of the many" drives change at Otto Group 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.

Latest News

Global news roundup 22 May 17

Michelle Russell and 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... 19 May 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at new smart fibre and fabric concepts on show at the Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, how the reinstatement of Sri Lanka's GSP+ duty-free trade concession will mainly benefit the country's garment export industry, Cambodia's apparel industry faces a chronic skills shortage, and Shandong Ruyi Technology Group is to invest US$410m in its first facility in North America.


Global news roundup 19 May 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

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


Why now is the time to empower workers in Ethiopia 18 May 17

Leonie Barrie

As international apparel brands and retailers eye Ethiopia’s potential as a global sourcing hub, research is also underway to look at the best ways to ensure the new jobs created empower women workers.


Global push to drive uptake of sustainable cotton 17 May 17

Michelle Russell

A global cross-industry coalition has been set up to try to drive uptake of sustainable cotton so that it becomes a mainstream commodity.


Sri Lanka regains EU duty-free trade concession 16 May 17

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) will this week reinstate Sri Lanka’s GSP+ duty-free trade concession, in a move that mainly benefits the country’s leading garment export industry.

Latest blogs

Cutting edge technology defining apparel industry 15 May 17

Michelle Russell

Cutting-edge textile processing products including a new technology for dyeing yarns in a more sustainable manner and a digitalised sewing machine set up via a touchscreen or app, were among the most exciting developments at last week's Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.


Ethiopia apparel and textile industry making massive gains 8 May 17

Michelle Russell

just-style's editor Leonie Barrie recently visited Ethiopia to see for herself the massive developments taking place to elevate this East African nation into a compelling new garment and textile sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

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