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Even though cotton is grown in South Africa, most is exported for processing and manufactured into clothing items, before being imported again

China cotton links & implications for South Africa

As apparel retailers and brands scramble to try to disentangle their cotton supply chains from possible links to forced labour abuses in Xin...

New borders mean new hurdles for apparel retailers

Brexit red tape pulls at UK apparel industry seams

On the surface, the UK’s zero-tariff, zero-quota Brexit deal appeared to be a good thing for the country’s apparel industry. But the reality...

Factories operating in 'good' countries receive an automatic benefit, while the same factories operating in a 'bad' country pay a price

The new laws of garment sourcing

In the new post-virus global garment industry, there will be a shakeout. We may find ourselves operating in an industry with a one-strike-yo...

The country's annual clothing and textile exports are expected to drop by 24.5% due to the coronavirus pandemic

New Sri Lanka textile park eyes post-Covid exports

Sri Lanka is making a significant step to increase the share of locally-sourced raw materials in clothing made in the country by setting up...

The government wants to use public money to deepen Egypt's supply chain

Egypt government invests in upstream manufacturing

Egypt's plans to attract significant foreign investment in its garment and textile manufacturing sectors have been delayed due to the fallou...

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Social commerce – Virtual shopping with friends

When asking consumers what they miss most during lockdown, shopping with friends on a Saturday afternoon is surely among the answers. And it...

Environmental and human rights due diligence – Considerations for apparel companies as new law looms 1 Mar 21

Having described the story so far in human rights and sustainability – and the new chapter starting in 2021 with consultation on an EU law on sustainable corporate governance – Anna Triponel now looks at how apparel companies can best prepare for the journey ahead, and how they can inspire others to join them.

Environmental and human rights due diligence – The story so far and the new chapter starting in 2021 26 Feb 21

The past few years have been transformational for the apparel sector in terms of changing expectations on human rights and sustainability. But this is just the beginning, according to Anna Triponel, who looks at the story so far and the new chapter starting in 2021.

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Major Apparel News

Lockdowns "killing" Bangladesh garment industry

Leonie Barrie | 8 Mar 21 Denim Expert employs 2,000 workers in Bangladesh

The owner of a jeans manufacturer in Bangladesh is warning of a grave humanitarian crisis in the country if fashion stores in key export markets do not reopen for business soon.

US takes aim at China in trade agenda

Hannah Abdulla | 8 Mar 21 'The Biden Administration will also make it a top priority to address the widespread human rights abuses of the Chinese Government’s forced labour programme,' the agenda states

The US is committed to combating unfair Chinese trade practices and enforcing existing trade agreements, the first trade policy agenda released by the Biden administration revealed.

Boohoo urged to link bonuses to sustainability

Beth Wright | 5 Mar 21 The EAC is asking Boohoo to link its bonuses to the achievement of its ethical and environmental pledges

The chairman of UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group is being urged to provide an update on some of the commitments he made to politicians in December – including whether executive bonuses will be linked to progress on workers' rights and sustainability.

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Leicester fashion academy secures cash boost

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US trade deficit in goods grows 1.9% in January

Gap not firing on all cylinders amid mixed Q4

Latest Apparel Interviews

Broken retail model pushes apparel suppliers to breaking point

Leonie BarrieSanjeev Mahtani, chairman and owner, Must Garment Corporation

It has taken Sanjeev Mahtani 30 years to build Must Garment Corporation, but just a matter of months for his lifetime's work to come crashing down. As he tries to pick up the pieces of his manufacturing business, he tells just-style why he fears for the future of apparel suppliers – and the millions of workers they employ.

Ciel Textile CEO puts Mauritius maker on post-Covid path

Villen Anganan'Exploring the fashion of tomorrow is in the DNA of Mauritius,' says Eric Dorchies

Eric Dorchies was appointed CEO at Mauritius based Ciel Textile Ltd last July, at a moment when his country's important clothing and textile sector was struggling hard against the impact of Covid-19. It has not been an easy start to his job, but as he tells just-style, the company is already working on plans to recover from the pandemic.

Fashion-Enter on a mission to boost made in Britain

Beth WrightJenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd

Skills training provider and manufacturer Fashion-Enter is gearing up for a busy year, with plans to lead a new fashion academy in Leicester, open a similar site in Wales, and explore the potential of a Foundation to help young people with mental health issues – all while continuing to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. Speaking exclusively to just-style, director Jenny Holloway outlines her plans for 2021 and explains why it's so crucial to bridge the fashion skills gap in the UK.

Apparel Blog

Boohoo Group urged to link bonuses to sustainability progress

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 8 Mar 21

The chairman of UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group is being urged to provide an update on some of the commitments he made to politicians in December – including whether executive bonuses will be linked to progress on workers' rights and sustainability.

Brands urged to condemn Myanmar coup

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 1 Mar 21

Fashion brands and retailers sourcing in Myanmar are now being urged to take action to help end the military coup in the country – including publicly joining international condemnation of the takeover.

Environmental supply chain risks to cost companies $120bn

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 22 Feb 21

Companies face up to US$120bn in costs from environmental risks in their supply chains by 2026. Those failing to take responsibility for supply chain impacts will fall behind, while businesses who manage and reduce risk through collaboration will become more competitive and resilient.

Hot Apparel Issues

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Tough American government sanctions against Myanmar, and a re-evaluation of the country as a stable sourcing partner are among potential repercussions of the recent coup

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2021, and what can apparel firms and their suppliers do to stay ahead, remain competitive and build resilience for the future? Read our report to find out

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

The worldwide pandemic is forcing the industry to undergo a dramatic transformation that is playing out in real time. Key to surviving this is building strong brand/supplier relationships.

Textile waste becoming new apparel resource

Textile waste becoming new apparel resource

An increasing number of industry studies and initiatives have identified the importance of apparel and textile waste as a new resource for the sector.

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