• US-China ‘Phase One’ deal paves way for apparel tariff cuts

    US-China ‘Phase One’ deal paves way for apparel tariff cuts

    The United States and China have signed the long-anticipated ‘Phase One’ trade agreement between the two countries, in a move that paves the way for punitive tariffs imposed on most US apparel imports from China to be cut in half.

  • US apparel group berates proposed EU tariff hike

    US apparel group berates proposed EU tariff hike

    A US apparel trading association has expressed its disapproval at a threatened tariff hike of apparel and accessories from the EU over an ongoing aircraft subsidies dispute, warning of its impact on American workers and consumers.

  • Senate passage of USMCA a

    Senate passage of USMCA a "win" for apparel and textiles

    Groups representing US apparel and footwear brands and retailers have welcomed the Senate's passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in a move that means the next step is for the bill to go back to President Trump to be signed into law.

  • Gap scraps plans for Old Navy spin-off

    Gap scraps plans for Old Navy spin-off

    US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has scrapped plans to spin off its Old Navy chain as a standalone company, and announced the departure of the Gap brand’s president and CEO Neil Fiske.

  • The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda

    The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda

    Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer – as sustainability director...

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The apparel industry must continue to rethink its business models and explore new ways of working

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Apparel, footwear and home textiles imported into the US from China are caught in the trade spat between the two countries

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Record trading at Boohoo – What the analysts say 14 Jan 20

Online retailer Boohoo has hailed record trading in the last four months of 2019 – which includes the peak Christmas trading season – with group revenue surging 44% across all key geographic regions in the period to 31 December. The performance has seen the business raise its annual sales forecast, with analysts noting the group continues to excel in a challenging market.


Five changes to expect at Nike as Donahoe takes charge 14 Jan 20

It's all change at the top for sportswear giant Nike Inc as John Donahoe yesterday (13 January) took over the reins as the company's fourth CEO in its 55-year history. But with a background in technology rather than retail and sportswear, what changes are likely under his leadership?

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Major Apparel News

VF Corp weighs up future for its workwear brands

Beth Wright | 21 Jan 20 VF Corp CEO Steve Rendle says divesting these brands would leave VF with a simplified portfolio of higher-growth, consumer-focused brands

US apparel giant VF Corp is to start a review of strategic alternatives for the occupational portion of its work segment as part of a bid to focus on its higher-growth, consumer-focused brands.


Sustainable "useless word" without data to back up

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jan 20 Kingpins says the cotton industry makes too many claims of sustainability with no clear way to define it which leaves buyers and consumers confused

Denim trade show Kingpins has lambasted the cotton industry for too many claims of sustainability and no clear agreement on what the word means, which it says has left consumers and denim fabric buyers confused.


Gap scraps plans for Old Navy spin-off

Beth Wright | 17 Jan 20 Gap Inc says it no longer intends to separate Old Navy into a standalone public company

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has scrapped plans to spin off its Old Navy chain as a standalone company, and announced the departure of the Gap brand’s president and CEO Neil Fiske.

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The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda 17 Jan 20

Michelle RussellJean Hegedus, The Lycra Company's sustainability director

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer – as sustainability director Jean Hegedus explains.


Factory owners must push 'Made in Bangladesh' transformation – Interview 19 Dec 19

Hannah AbdullaMostafiz Uddin, managing director at Denim Expert says garment factories must start vocalising their successes and improvements if the country is to grow exports

A fierce advocate of the Bangladesh apparel industry, Mostafiz Uddin, founder and CEO of the Bangladesh Denim Expo and the managing director of the Denim Expert factory, says the onus is on factory owners to talk about their successes, improvements and developments if the country is to retain custom and grow garment exports into the future.


Esquel CEO finds a way through US tariffs 16 Dec 19

Wang FangqingEsquel Group vice chairman and CEO, John Cheh, speaking at this year's Integral Conversation

The US-China trade war has hit the Chinese clothing and textile export sector severely, but companies that have invested in manufacturing sites outside China have been better protected, Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh has told just-style.

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US apparel imports down four months in a row

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 13 Jan 20

The volume of US apparel imports fell for the fourth consecutive month in November, with a 20% drop in shipments from largest supplier China. The figures suggest early stockpiling in the run-up to the holiday period as retailers moved to bring in merchandise ahead of new tariffs.


Global apparel prices on the rise

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 19

One effect of the US-China trade war is the rising price of apparel imports – not just from China, but the rest of the world too. 


Progress on trade deals welcomed

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 19

The United States and China have reached an agreement on a Phase One trade deal in a move that will delay new tariffs that were due to take effect over the weekend and halve the rates currently imposed on most apparel and textile products imported from China.

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Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2020

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2020

Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands, retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable trade changes, pressure for smarter and faster decisions, and new levels of sustainability will all weigh on 2020.

The apparel industry issues that shaped 2019

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Of the thousands of stories published on just-style during 2019, we've filtered out the year's top issues. Trade, M&A, strategic sourcing, recycling, 3D technology, and worker welfare were just some of the topics that made the headlines.

Has Africa's clothing chain reached a tipping point?

Has Africa's clothing chain reached a tipping point?

Two potential windows of opportunity are simultaneously opening for the East African cotton-to-clothing supply chain: the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the expected shift of garment production from Asia to Africa.

Weaving a sustainable future for US denim

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