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Initiatives like CanopyStyle and Better Cotton are increasingly being adopted by companies seeking to prove to consumers they are making a difference

Make your fashion brand more ethical & sustainable

Today's consumers are increasingly concerned their purchases should be inflicting the least possible harm on the environment and societies a...

Trump has embarked on a major reshuffle to US trade policy since taking office in January 2017

Timeline – Trump’s track record on trade – Update

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade polic...

Unlocking the puzzle of speed versus costs can help to increase sales and reduce markdowns

Unlocking the value of time in your supply chain

A new metric has been developed to help textile and apparel supply chains evaluate the value of time in product development, merchandising a...

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

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

More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agre...

More than 200 textile machinery manufacturers have shared details of international shipments in 2017

Machinery trends confirm China textile leadership

China looks set to continue its dominance of the global textile industry, with new data showing the country remained by far the world’s larg...

China – the largest supplier of apparel to the US – saw shipments slump 14.5% year-on-year in April

US apparel imports from China tumble in April

While it may be too early for the prospect of heavy US tariffs on goods from China to impact apparel imports from the country, it appeared t...

Esquel elevates green credentials with new Chinese facility 5 Jun 18

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m manufacturing complex launched in March. With a focus on sustainability, the Chinese facility is starting with the supply of premier blended cotton yarns, with a garment factory to follow – as CEO John Cheh tells just-style.

Guatemala eyes export surge amid yarn investment 5 Jun 18

Guatemala expects to double its apparel export growth this year amid surging US orders and investment to boost synthetic yarn production to help Central American neighbours churn out more fashionable apparel, executives told-just-style during the country's latest Apparel Sourcing Show.

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EU sets earlier date for retaliatory US tariffs

Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 18 The EU will impose an additional 25% tariffs on a list of US products worth EUR2.8bn

The European Commission has brought forward plans to implement higher duties on US products, including clothing, in response to the punitive tariffs by the Trump administration on imports of steel and aluminium.

Suppliers likely losers of Asda-Sainsbury's deal

Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 18 If coupled with Asda's George clothing line, the combined business could stand as a competitor to the likes of Primark

The CEO's of Sainsbury's and Asda were yesterday (20 June) grilled by MPs over their proposed merger, with the two UK supermarket chains told the cost of the deal will likely end up falling on the groups' suppliers.

Trump claims Canadians smuggle shoes to avoid duty

Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 18 Consumers buying shoes in America pay a tariff upwards of 37.5% and 67.5%.

The US footwear industry's business and trade association has issued a strongly worded response to President Donald Trump's allegation that Canadians are smuggling shoes across the border to avoid paying tariffs.

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What is the future of Asia-Pacific's 'new retail'?

House of Fraser store closure plan approved

Vietnam garment industry guide gets an update

C&A Foundation issues strong call to action

Debenhams "reviewing options" on Magasin chain

New training scheme to boost UK shoe manufacturing

Esprit warns on FY profit amid China woes

Kering to sell Christopher Kane back to designer?

Latest Apparel Interviews

The skills deficit is the biggest challenge for UK manufacturing – David Nieper MD interview 15 Jun 18

Beth WrightChristoper Nieper, managing director at women's fashion manufacturer David Nieper, says skills is the biggest challenge and the biggest threat

David Nieper, one of the UK's last remaining vertical fashion manufacturers, is taking control of its own destiny by investing in the country's first digital printing plant for jersey fabric, addressing the skills deficit through an in-house sewing school, and helping to develop the industry's first apprentice standard. Managing director Christopher Nieper explains why the business continues to punch above its weight.

Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth 23 Apr 18

Leonie BarrieEpic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani

As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. Here he tells just-style why his belief in Bangladesh means the company's investment in the country continues unabated.

Innovation the name of the game for Delta Galil CEO 7 Mar 18

Joe CharlaffIsaac Dabah, CEO at Delta Galil, one of the largest apparel makers in the world

If there is a quality that gives many Israeli companies an edge internationally, it is innovation. And this trait certainly runs through the work of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, as CEO Isaac Dabah tells just-style in an exclusive interview.

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Trump spares textile machinery in tariff spat

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 19 Jun 18

Hundreds of US imports from China will be hit with an additional 25% tariff from next month – but to the relief of the US textile, apparel and footwear industry, most of the equipment used in the domestic manufacturing of these products has been removed from the list of products.

Esquel's eco-friendly manufacturing complex

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 11 Jun 18

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m eco-friendly manufacturing complex in southern China.

Tariffs back at top of Trump's trade agenda

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 4 Jun 18

Tariffs soared back to the top of Trump's trade agenda last week, with the imposition of punitive tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, and plans to proceed with an additional 25% tariff on imports from China.

Hot Apparel Issues

Clothing caught as EU and US tariff spat escalates

Clothing caught as EU and US tariff spat escalates

The European Union (EU) is planning to impose safeguard duties on imports of US-made clothing in response to punitive tariffs by the Trump administration on steel and aluminium – a decision that has been slammed by the US clothing sector.

The impact of global purchasing practices on industry

The impact of global purchasing practices on industry

Fashion brands are setting purchasing practices that are driving prices down while trying to fill holes through code of conducts and social auditing. What impact is this having on the supply chain and how do we address the challenges?

Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

As the global garment industry stops to reflect on the tragic events that took place in Bangladesh five years ago, it is also a time to consider what has changed, what hasn't – and what still needs to be done

Winners and losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

Winners and losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

As President Donald Trump prepares to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States, we take a look at the potential winners and losers in the global garment trade

Apparel Market Research

Inditex, Industria De DiseñoTextil SA in Apparel and Footwea

Inditex, Industria De DiseñoTextil SA in Apparel and Footwear (World)

Shortened version: “In fiscal year 2017 Spanish apparel and footwear company Inditex, Industria de Diseño Textil SA, continued to record sales growth thanks to its store expansion strategy that gives priority to prime locations and to the integration between offline and online operations. However, price pressure from increasing competition and operational costs loom on future profitability. Inditex enjoys a global footprint unmatched by competitors, but remains relatively weak in the key US mark..... Read more

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