• China hits back at Trump, slaps tariffs on $60bn of US goods

    China hits back at Trump, slaps tariffs on $60bn of US goods

    China has hit back at US President Donald Trump with new tariffs on US$60bn of US goods in response to his move yesterday (18 September) to proceed with new duties on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from the East Asian country.

  • New China tariffs will create supply chain chaos

    New China tariffs will create supply chain chaos

    US President Donald Trump has decided to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, in a move the US fashion industry says will considerably disrupt the sector's supply chain.

  • New Zealand bans controversial mulesing practice

    New Zealand bans controversial mulesing practice

    New Zealand's wool industry is about to become more ethical after the country's government banned the practice of mulesing sheep, with businesses facing a fine of up to NZ$25,000 (US$16,484) for a breach.

  • Investors call for continuation of the Bangladesh Accord

    Investors call for continuation of the Bangladesh Accord

    A group of 153 investors representing US$2.8 trillion in assets has warned against the premature termination of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety – saying that lingering risks in the country’s garment factories threaten workers, b...

  • Myanmar garment productivity project gains momentum

    Myanmar garment productivity project gains momentum

    A three-year project taking place in Myanmar's garment industry to enhance productivity and improve workplace health and safety is generating great interest, organisers have told just-style, and feeds into a wider goal of improving productivity by...

Latest Apparel Insights

The new '2018 Accord' agreement extends the legally-binding commitment to factory safety in Bangladesh

Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

192 companies have now signed the new Bangladesh worker safety pact – the '2018 Accord' or 'Transition Accord' – with Holland House Fashion...

New technologies could help manufacturers leverage some natural advantages enjoyed in Africa through local fibre production and processing

Experts point way ahead for African textile sector

Sub-Saharan Africa may not have been the most fertile ground for technological innovation in the clothing, textile and fibre sectors, but sp...

A major problem is the continuing failure of African manufacturers to add value to basic fibre, notably cotton, which is produced in abundance on the continent

Technology inertia stalls Africa clothing industry

A reluctance by Africa’s clothing and textile industries to adopt new technology has not only slowed growth in the sector, but is also poten...

What impact will Brexit have on the UK apparel industry?

10 ways to Brexit-proof your supply chain

Brexit is looming. While the final arrangements between the UK and EU are yet to be hashed out, the UK Fashion & Textile Association says th...

John Lewis reported a near-99% H1 profit drop today

John Lewis H1 profit drop - Analysts' thoughts

Newly re-branded John Lewis & Partners this morning (13 September) announced a near 99% drop in group earnings for the first half of the yea...

Haitian garment factory owners say the sector can employ as many as 300,000 workers by 2026

Haiti garment makers hopeful on future expansion

Garment manufacturing industry insiders in Haiti are optimistic that the sector can continue expanding in size, as long as the Caribbean cou...


How to build a balanced apparel sourcing strategy 10 Sep 18

A balanced scorecard approach is key to helping supply chain managers make the best decisions around where in the world their garments are made, based on at least 10 factors ranging from cost to speed to market. Here, industry consultant Malcolm Newbery offers advice on how to achieve a balanced sourcing strategy.


Cambodia leads US apparel import growth in July 7 Sep 18

The volume of apparel imports into the US saw double-digit growth month-on-month in July as retailers stocked up for the back-to-school season, with the largest gain booked by Cambodia.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Crystal International sets sustainability goals

Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 18 Crystal International Group produces around 350 million pieces of apparel a year

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has embarked on its third set of five-year sustainability targets, adding new social indicators to the goals it hopes to accomplish by 2022.


New China tariffs will create supply chain chaos

Beth Wright | 18 Sep 18 The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) says the tariffs will add considerable disruption to the US fashion supply chain

US President Donald Trump has decided to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, in a move the US fashion industry says will considerably disrupt the sector's supply chain.


Myanmar garment productivity project adds momentum

Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 18 “The MYPOD project feeds into Myanmar’s goal of improving productivity by 25% over the next ten years'

A three-year project taking place in Myanmar's garment industry to enhance productivity and improve workplace health and safety is generating great interest, organisers have told just-style, and feeds into a wider goal of improving productivity by 25% over the next ten years.

Recent News - (Updated: 2:31pm 20 Sep 2018)

Amfori projects aim to boost gender equality

Circular Design Guide adds four new modules

Denim Days NY to discuss fit and functionality

Eastman launches Naia yarn into womenswear

French Connection optimistic despite H1 loss

Montelle keeps competitive with software suite

Textile firm Cifra patents supply chain technology

Teijin, Snow Peak launch co-developed range

Latest Apparel Interviews

C&A Foundation sets out vision for circular fashion – Interview 20 Sep 18

Beth WrightJoustra has served as head of circular transformation at C&A Foundation since September 2017

One year into his role as head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation, Douwe Jan Joustra is leading discussions on how to create the conditions for change in the entire fashion system. His main aim is to see retailers adopt new business models, transitioning into "service providers" where fashion will be offered as a service for customers, not consumers – an idea he will share at next month's IAF World Fashion Convention.


How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview 22 Aug 18

Leonie BarrieRoger Lee, CEO at TAL Group, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last year

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.


Volt Smart Yarns bridging the gap on wearables – Interview 9 Aug 18

John McCurryMatt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, parent of Volt Smart Yarns

Ahead of the launch of its new Volt Wearable Technology division, Matt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, talks to just-style about how the company’s Volt Smart Yarns has been gaining momentum in the smart fabrics industry – and some of the challenges still facing the sector in reaching its full potential.

Apparel Blog

Why a balanced scorecard drives the best decisions

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 18

Among the highlights on just-style last week, we offer advice on how to achieve a balanced scorecard to help supply chain managers make the best decisions around where in the world their garments are made, based on at least 10 factors ranging from cost to speed to market.


How social media is forcing apparel brands to think green

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 12 Sep 18

Social media, since its evolution, has undoubtedly changed the world as we know it.


TAL refocuses and rebalances before growth

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 28 Aug 18

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth. Read this exclusive interview on just-style.

Hot Apparel Issues

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar's garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest shadows on the horizon.

Hong Kong – The new hub for sustainable innovation

Hong Kong – The new hub for sustainable innovation

A number of new projects being unveiled in Hong Kong in September – revealed exclusively on just-style – include the first mill being set up in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.

Why is the used clothing trade such a hot-button issue?

Why is the used clothing trade such a hot-button issue?

US apparel imports from Rwanda have lost their duty-free benefits under AGOA after it refused to lift a policy that bans imports of used clothing. Here we look into world used clothing trade – and why it deserves more attention.

US trade policy remains top sourcing concern

US trade policy remains top sourcing concern

The impact of a protectionist trade policy agenda in the US is the top challenge for the US fashion industry in 2018 – closely followed by increasing cost pressure, which is creeping up executives' agendas again.

Apparel Market Research

Editorial: Time to reassess the environmental sustainability

Editorial: Time to reassess the environmental sustainability of natural fibres versus man-made fibres?

Most consumers will say that natural fibres are better for the environment than man-made fibres... Read more

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World textile and apparel trade and production trends: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, August 2018

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Hugo Boss AG (BOSS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2023

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Menswear in Asia Pacific

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