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Boohoo will acquire the Debenhams brand and other business assets including all the in-house brands and websites but not Debenhams' retail stores, stock or any financial services 

Debenhams deal casts doubt on department stores

UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group is set to acquire the global rights to the Debenhams brands and its websites in a GBP55m (US$75...

An increasing number of brands are interested in sourcing clothing, including denim, made from recycled materials

Tunisia forges ahead on circular denim initiatives

Denim companies in Tunisia are pushing forward with investment and initiatives to create a sustainable circular economy making high quality...

'It’s insulting to all the fantastic machinists, that they are not regarded as skilled enough to be on the Shortage Occupation List,' says Fashion Enter

A new vision for UK fashion and manufacturing

A group of fashion, business and economic experts are joining forces to push the UK government to ensure the fashion and manufacturing indus...

Joe Biden’s long-awaited inauguration as the 46th President of the United States takes place today (20 January)

How might the Biden administration affect apparel?

After the rollercoaster ride of the previous administration, Joe Biden's long-awaited inauguration today (20 January) could signal more stab...

Burberry's digital-centricity has set the standard for other luxury players

Burberry banks on digital channels and APAC growth

Burberry’s increased digital sales and impressive Asia-Pacific (APAC) performance softened the damage from store closures and decreased tour...

The ramifications of Covid-19 will continue well into 2021 and beyond

8 key trends reshaping apparel sourcing in 2021

The clothing industry and its supply chains were riddled with problems long before Covid-19 – but it took a global pandemic to push them to...

Outlook 2021 – What next for apparel sourcing? 18 Jan 21

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? Reimagining apparel supply chains and ramping up investments in technology and digital tools to help mitigate risk, speed up production and reduce costs are key, experts say. Also top-of-mind are rewriting the rules on buyer-supplier relationships, end-to-end visibility, and a renewed push for sustainability and carbon neutrality.

What the US ban on Xinjiang cotton means for apparel 15 Jan 21

The US this week stepped up its efforts to crack down on forced labour in supply chains with a sweeping regional ban on the import of cotton products from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The move looks set to accelerate the industry sourcing shift away from China – and could prompt a surge in the adoption of alternative fibres – just-style has been told.

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Made in America order to strengthen supply chains

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Jan 21 'I don't buy for one second that the vitality of the American manufacturing is a thing of the past,' said Biden at the signing of the Order

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order aimed at strengthening domestic manufacturing and US supply chains; a move applauded by the textile industry.

Boohoo to acquire Debenhams brand in GBP55m deal

Beth Wright | 25 Jan 21 The transaction will be financed through the group's existing cash balance, which stood at GBP386.9m on 31 December 2020

UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group has inked a deal to buy the Debenhams brand for GBP55m (US$75.2m) in a move aimed at furthering its ambition to create the UK's largest marketplace and grow into new categories including beauty, sport, and homeware.

Sales at UK clothing stores in record fall in 2020

Beth Wright | 22 Jan 21 Clothing stores saw a record 25.1% slump in sales volumes last year

UK clothing stores were hardest hit by retail restrictions in 2020, new figures show, with the sector reporting a 25.1% slump in sales volumes – which was also the largest year-on-year fall on record for the sector.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Turkish denim major Mavi doubles down on global growth 7 Dec 20

Paul CochraneCüneyt Yavuz, CEO and director of Mavi

Turkish denim giant Mavi sold 9.7 million pairs of jeans worldwide in 2019 – and is ploughing on with its global expansion despite ongoing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic, its CEO and director, Cüneyt Yavuz, tells just-style.

Serai CEO sets out vision for global apparel trade network 12 Nov 20

Michelle RussellVivek Ramachandran has outlined his ambitions for the B2B apparel trade platform

Banking giant HSBC is focusing on the apparel industry with a new digital business-to-business platform that enables retailers and brands, manufacturers and suppliers to build trusted relationships, exchange data, and tap into new technologies. Here, CEO Vivek Ramachandran discusses his ambitious vision for the interconnected global trade network.

Setting a standard for more sustainably grown cotton 27 Oct 20

Hannah AbdullaDr Gary Adams, executive director of the US Cotton Trust Protocol

A data-rich cotton sustainability initiative is ramping up to help brands and retailers better track the environmental impact of the cotton entering their supply chains, explains Dr Gary Adams, executive director of the US Cotton Trust Protocol (CTP).

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Continued volatility and uncertainty set to characterise 2021

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 18 Jan 21

just-style’s annual look at key issues likely to impact the apparel industry and its global supply chain in the year ahead begins with a roundup of potential challenges and opportunities in 2021.

The secret of becoming a preferred sourcing base

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 11 Jan 21

From capacity to price, stability, sustainability and quality, various sourcing factors affect the choice of apparel sourcing destinations. But which matter most to fashion brands and retailers? And what's the secret of becoming a preferred sourcing base?

Happy New Year!

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 21

Welcome back, and a very Happy New Year to you all.

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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.

Pandemic pushing apparel retailers to the brink

Pandemic pushing apparel retailers to the brink

The Covid-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the finances of many apparel retailers over the last three months, pushing many into administration.

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