• Yesim Textile pilots new joint auditing model

    Yesim Textile pilots new joint auditing model

    Yesim Textile, one of Turkey’s leading vertically-integrated manufacturers of knit products for US and European retailers, has been piloting a new joint auditing model where brands supervise their suppliers under a single social compliance audit.

  • House of Fraser cancels online orders amid dispute

    House of Fraser cancels online orders amid dispute

    UK department store retailer House of Fraser is cancelling all online orders and refunding customers following a reported dispute with its warehouse operator.

  • Who will hurt most from US tariffs on Chinese clothing?

    Who will hurt most from US tariffs on Chinese clothing?

    The threat of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China would be a "credit negative" for the US apparel and footwear sector, leading to higher costs and gross margin pressures for up to two years until companies adjust the...

  • re:source monthly trade programme roundup – July 2018

    re:source monthly trade programme roundup – July 2018

    The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers developments in July 2018. Trade agreements, rules of origin, tariffs and schedules are all covered in depth ...

  • US urges more from China ahead of new trade talks

    US urges more from China ahead of new trade talks

    US President Donald Trump has urged China to bring a fairer deal to the bargaining table as the two countries prepare to meet later this month in an effort to reach a resolution before an all-out trade war ensues.

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Yesim Textile pilots new joint auditing model

Leonie Barrie | 17 Aug 18

Yesim Textile, one of Turkey’s leading vertically-integrated manufacturers of knit products for US and European retailers, has been piloting a new joint auditing model where brands supervise their suppliers under a single social compliance audit.


Levi’s pop-up showcases Project FLX customisation

Beth Wright | 14 Aug 18 Levi Strauss' Project F.L.X. is digitising the design and development of denim finishing

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a pop-up customisation studio to demonstrate the abilities of its new laser-powered Project F.L.X. initiative, which is digitising the design and development of denim finishing.


VF Corp to spin off jeans business

Beth Wright | 13 Aug 18 CEO Steve Rendle said VF is now ideally positioned to create two independent, leading, global companies

US apparel giant VF Corp has revealed plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses into an independent, publicly traded company – in a move it says will sharpen its focus as a global clothing and footwear powerhouse focused on brands such as The North Face, Timberland and Vans.

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Hong Kong sustainability scoop

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 13 Aug 18

We led on just-style last week with a world exclusive scoop on a number of new projects being unveiled in Hong Kong next month – including the first mill being set up in the territory in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.


Spotlight on Central America sourcing

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 6 Aug 18

A worsening political and social crisis in Nicaragua is having a spillover effect in Central America, where the spectre of rising violence in Guatemala and El Salvador is threatening to undermine apparel sourcing and investment in the region.


Trump trade war may hit garment prices

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 30 Jul 18

With US president Donald Trump now threatening to impose tariffs on all US$500bn of goods imported from China, the upcoming trade war will undoubtedly hit garments. But replacing China means replacing around 42% of all US apparel imports – and is likely to have an inflationary impact on FOB prices.

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US trade policy remains top sourcing concern

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