• Bangladesh Alliance releases final factory safety report

    Bangladesh Alliance releases final factory safety report

    The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety released its fifth and final annual report on factory safety improvements during its tenure – claiming a 93% remediation rate across factories affiliated with the programme and close to 1.6m workers traine...

  • Major apparel brands still failing to tackle worker exploitation

    Major apparel brands still failing to tackle worker exploitation

    Clothing and footwear companies are failing to tackle the exploitation of workers in their supply chains, according to a new benchmark report that measures companies' efforts to address forced labour.

  • Debenhams rejects Mike Ashley GBP40m lifeline

    Debenhams rejects Mike Ashley GBP40m lifeline

    Sports Direct boss and retail tycoon Mike Ashley has penned a strongly-worded letter to Debenhams chief executive Sergio Bucher after the struggling British department store chain turned down his offer of a GBP40m (US$m) interest-free loan.

  • Transparency tool drives responsible viscose sourcing

    Transparency tool drives responsible viscose sourcing

    Not-for-profit environmental organisation Canopy says almost a third of global viscose supply is now verified as low risk of coming from ancient and endangered forests thanks to its Hot Button ranking of global viscose producers.

  • Decision on Bangladesh Accord postponed again

    Decision on Bangladesh Accord postponed again

    Unions and worker rights groups have warned the future of the Accord continues to hang in the balance after the Bangladesh government was granted a further delay on a decision regarding the agreement's future.

Latest Apparel Insights

The US and China declared a 90-day ceasefire in the US-China trade war following a meeting between President Trump and President Xi

How Trump's "Tariff Man" tweet roiled the markets

Fascinating – just a few words escaped from the President's twitter feed and global markets start falling. Given his love for the Christmas...

Different sourcing regions have different skills in providing garments to what is, in reality, four markets

Sourcing decision making – Cost & non-cost factors

How to build your own Balanced Scorecard, for your own business circumstances, and your own product categories with help from re:source by j...

It is a common perception among consumers that donating used clothing is good for the environment and can help people in need

Why the used clothes trade deserves more attention

While friction over the ban of used clothing exports from the US to East Africa seems to have come to an end, some fundamental issues still...

UK brands say a clear challenge to them becoming more sustainable is poor availability of good quality recycled fibres

UK brands shed light on sustainability challenges

British apparel brands and retailers including Asos, Boohoo and Missguided have spoken of the challenges they face in trying to become more...

Cambodia booked the highest year-on-year growth increase at 22.33%

US imports from Vietnam at highest for a year

All of the top ten individual supplier countries to the US recorded growth in imports in September, with those from Vietnam at their highest...

11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region are set to benefit when the CPTPP takes effect at the end of this year

re:source trade programme roundup – November 2018

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UK fast-fashion retailers asked to justify their low prices 6 Dec 18

Making the sums add up on ultra-cheap fast fashion was one of the lines of questioning pursued during a parliamentary hearing last week, with British lawmakers asking retailers how they can justify selling dresses and T-shirts for just a couple of pounds.


British MPs criticise "mountain of clothing waste" 5 Dec 18

Reducing waste, recycling and product disposal were among issues to come under the microscope in the latest parliamentary evidence session, where representatives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark were questioned by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments.

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Major Apparel News

EU extends trade scheme for Jordan garment exports

Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 18 The move should boost investment and create jobs for Jordanians as well as the Syrian refugees the country is hosting

The EU and Jordan are to extend and widen the trade scheme that makes it easier for Jordanian companies employing Syrian refugees to export products such as clothing to the EU.


Decision on Bangladesh Accord postponed again

Hannah Abdulla | 14 Dec 18 Brands may be forced to consider sourcing elsewhere if the Bangladesh government does not allow the Accord to operate effectively and independently, warn unions

Unions and worker rights groups have warned the future of the Accord continues to hang in the balance after the Bangladesh government was granted a further delay on a decision regarding the agreement's future.


Apparel brands still fail to tackle exploitation

Leonie Barrie | 12 Dec 18 The apparel and footwear sector is increasingly reliant on migrant labour

Clothing and footwear companies are failing to tackle the exploitation of workers in their supply chains, according to a new benchmark report that measures companies' efforts to address forced labour.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 18

Leonie BarrieRaffaele Duby says Decathlon wants to lead the move into environmental labelling...'but also to make everybody move'

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.


Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 18

Leonie BarriePamela Mar spoke with just-style on the sidelines of the Fashion Summit HK, where she was one of the speakers

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.


Why circular fashion is "the answer for everything" at Esprit 24 Oct 18

Michelle RussellSara Bermúdez Couto is leading the charge to tackle the complexities of circularity at Esprit

Hong-Kong listed Esprit is currently rethinking every step of the fashion lifecycle with a view to "inclusive circularity" that respects the use of both material and human resources. Sara Bermúdez Couto, head of product safety management and environmental sustainability, explains.

Apparel Blog

Regional supply chains shape up

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 26 Nov 18

Regional patterns in world textile and apparel trade are becoming increasingly important, according to an analysis using data from the re:source by just-style sourcing tool. The trend reflects both the changing dynamics of the global economy and the shifting sourcing strategies of fashion brands and retailers.


US-China trade spat spurs sourcing shifts

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 22 Nov 18

The coming change of control of the House of Representatives following the US mid-term elections will probably do little to stop the escalating tariff disputes between the US and China, the American fashion industry has been warned.


Apparel makers - Let's get virtual

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 21 Nov 18

The Virtual Reality market is becoming a bit of a big deal. According to recent forecasts from DigiCapital, the global VR market value could surpass $120bn by 2020. And, as consumers are demanding more from their apparel, combining VR with apparel is something to think about. Cue Google.

Hot Apparel Issues

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

The UK environmental audit committee launched an inquiry into the environmental impacts of the garment industry, as well as social issues such as workers' rights and fair pay.

Magnifying sustainability impact through collaboration

Magnifying sustainability impact through collaboration

This year's Fair Wear Foundation Annual Summit discussed ways brands and organisations can collaborate, build bridges and magnify their sustainability impact, both on an individual level and as a community.

The failure of the US garment industry

The failure of the US garment industry

In this three-part series we look at why the US garment industry is now in a state of failure – and whether smart factories and reshoring will offer some salvation

Building a smart future for fashion

Building a smart future for fashion

The 34th World Fashion Convention took place in Maastricht in October, organised by the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and addressing the theme 'Building a Smart Future for Fashion'.

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Apparel Market Research

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Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2023

This ever-popular report summarises the global production and market consumption of denim jeanswear worldwide. In this revised edition of the report, just-style has combined the id.. Read more

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Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2023

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