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'Taking China out of the US garment equation will mean a substantial FOB price increase'

Winners/losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

As President Donald Trump prepares to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States – which could include apparel and fo...

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 half of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement...

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

Trump Trade – The tariffs are coming!

Tariff discussions are looming over the White House – and everyone in the apparel, footwear, and accessory industry should be on high alert,...

Science of Apparel uses scientific applications as a foundation for all of its products

Science of Apparel – a model for the future

There is a growing trend that indicates the reimagining of the relationship between the customer and supplier – and also the way in which th...

Customisation offers a 'far more efficient supply chain' where the customer can start to be involved in the process

How scalable is customisation in mass production?

As the fashion industry shifts towards proper omnichannel it requires an on-demand supply chain that combines customisation with the ability...

'Unceasing, repetitious work can manifest itself in the bodies of workers as muscle aches, eye strain, physical exhaustion, and stress'

Global garment worker safety still misunderstood

Nearly five years after the world watched a frantic search for survivors turn into an onerous recovery of the dead, the words "Rana Plaza" c...

Timberland to buy up to one-third of cotton from Haiti 9 Mar 18

Haiti is making its return to the cotton supply chain with the country’s first cotton harvest in three decades thanks to help from US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland – which also says it hopes to launch products made with the fibre in the next two years.

Cambodia leads US apparel import growth in January 8 Mar 18

US apparel import volumes returned to month-on-month growth in January with eight of the top ten supplier countries recording double-digit gains – led by Cambodia and Nicaragua.

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Major Apparel News

Credibility key to new Bangladesh safety group

Beth Wright | 21 Mar 18 The Bangladesh Alliance will transition its operations to a new to a safety monitoring organisation managed by 'credible, trusted, local partners' by the end of this year

Having announced it will transfer its operations to a new safety monitoring organisation before the end of the year, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has a busy nine months ahead if it is to also complete the vast majority of remediation across its affiliated factories. Yet, country director Jim Moriarty tells just-style he remains confident the total number of factories having completed their (CAPs) will reach the 500 mark within the next four to five months.

US apparel, footwear on EU tariff retaliatory list

Keith Nuthall | 20 Mar 18 The European Commission has released a draft list of products that may in future attract retaliatory duties

The European Union (EU) has warned it is prepared to impose temporary safeguard duties on imports of US-made apparel and textiles, as part of its response to American duties on aluminium and steel imports.

SAC and GAFTI team up on sustainable standards

Leonie Barrie | 19 Mar 18 GAFTI has previously estimated that around $2bn is spent by the industry each year on audits –a burden largely borne by suppliers

Two leading initiatives trying to move the apparel industry towards a single solution for compliance and sustainability are to practice what they preach by working together in a bid to reduce the time and money spent on duplicated auditing.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

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.

Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0 28 Feb 18

Calum MacRaeKeith Barr, CEO of Leading2Lean. Industry 4.0 is humanised with his company's approach

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Here we talk to Keith Barr, CEO of manufacturing operations management software specialist Leading2Lean, about the company's differentiated approach to 4.0 – which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.

Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 17

Wang FangqingJohn Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, at the company's 2017 Integral Conversation

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.

Apparel Blog

Tailoring mass manufacturing to the individual

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

As the fashion industry shifts towards proper omnichannel it requires an on-demand supply chain that combines customisation with the ability to restock shops more efficiently and respond to trends more quickly.

Asia-Pacific trade deal now signed by 11 nations

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 12 Mar 18

The 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have now signed a revised version of the multilateral trade pact without the US, reviving a deal that will slash tariffs and foster trade in a marketplace worth close to around US$13.5trn.

Rethinking supply chain models for speed

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

Technology and social media have transformed consumers into veritable fashion industry insiders. No longer looking to retailers to direct them towards the newest hot looks, when consumers see something they want, even if it's on the runway, the expectation is that they will be able to buy it right then, not next season.

Hot Apparel Issues

Trump Trade – The tariffs are coming, the tariffs are coming!

Trump Trade – The tariffs are coming, the tariffs are coming!

The European Union (EU) has warned it is prepared to impose temporary safeguard duties on imports of US-made apparel and textiles, as part of its response to new US tariffs on steel and aluminium, which enter force this week.

Pure sourcing

Pure sourcing

How brands can work to build a compliant supply chain, the challenges of reshoring in the UK, and the business of mass customisation were all subjects discussed at this year's Pure Origin event in London.

US apparel imports

US apparel imports

Figures from the Office of Textiles and Apparel show the volume of US apparel and textile imports was up 3.2% in 2017, and the average unit price of China's exports have dropped steadily over the last seven years.

Outlook 2018 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Outlook 2018 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its supply chain, according to feedback from executives consulted by just-style

Apparel Market Research

Industry 4.0 technologies and implications for the global ap

Industry 4.0 technologies and implications for the global apparel industry, 2018

The fashion industry has traditionally been driven by planning and the use of traditional models. As a result, it can take as long as a year to create and bring a range to market... Read more

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Menswear in Germany

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Footwear in Japan

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Survey of the European yarn fairs for autumn/winter 2018/19

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Global Reflective Sportswear Market 2018-2022

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