• From Field To Shelf – Hold the hysteria on Trump's tariffs

    From Field To Shelf – Hold the hysteria on Trump's tariffs

    Over the past few days, the media has covered the current round of tariff retaliations between the US and China as a boxing match, writes Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc. But it’s only round two and for now, at least, calm analysis ...

  • DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview

    DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview

    The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DB...

  • Decathlon to significantly reduce its polyester impact

    Decathlon to significantly reduce its polyester impact

    Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has pledged to significantly reduce its polyester impact, with all textile products sold in France due to be made from 100% more sustainable polyester by the end of 2021.

  • Bangladesh wage proposals

    Bangladesh wage proposals "strongly condemned"

    An alliance of labour unions and non-governmental organisations has strongly condemned the process to set a new minimum wage for Bangladesh garment workers – and is calling on brands sourcing from the country to take action.

  • Call for new US port investment to support trade

    Call for new US port investment to support trade

    US port association and border group leaders are calling for investment in the country’s port infrastructure in order to support trade and facilitate the free flow of goods across borders and within the US.

Latest Apparel Insights

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...

For the second year in a row, protectionism in US trade policy has been ranked the top challenge for the US fashion industry

US trade policy remains top sourcing concern

The impact of a protectionist trade policy agenda in the United States is not surprisingly ranked the top challenge for the US fashion indus...

Industry executives to meet in Washington DC to try to plot a clear course ahead

US fashion sector mulls tactics to tackle tariffs

Executives from the US clothing industry have met in Washington DC to plot tactics to push the Trump administration away from a protectionis...

For the moment, only textiles are subject to the second round of US tariffs

Hold the hysteria on Trump's tariffs – Comment

Over the past few days, the media has covered the current round of tariff retaliations between the US and China as a boxing match, writes Ro...

The number of retailer bankruptcies has risen in recent years

What should suppliers do when retailers go bust?

Difficult trading conditions on the high street, increased online competition, rising costs and low consumer confidence are pushing retail b...

Are consumers willing to spend more money on a product that has been produced in a more ethical manner?

What’s hindering progress on sustainable fashion?

The fashion industry might like to think sustainability is at the top of its agenda, but fierce competition on price, a fast fashion focus o...


Who has signed the new Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update 10 Jul 18

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 agreement – the '2018 Accord' or 'Transition Accord'. Spanish clothing brand Desigual and UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group are among the latest to sign, taking the total to 183. Here we list the signatories so far.


US apparel imports from China slide in May 9 Jul 18

Apparel imports into the US from China jumped nearly 30% in May from a month earlier, despite trade tensions growing between the two countries. Year-on-year, however, imports were down, while Cambodia booked the highest growth of the top ten.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Decathlon to significantly reduce polyester impact

Leonie Barrie | 20 Jul 18 Decathlon is working towards a number of sustainability targets that it hopes to achieve by 2019

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has pledged to significantly reduce its polyester impact, with all textile products sold in France due to be made from 100% more sustainable polyester by the end of 2021.


Bangladesh RMG workers reject latest wage proposal

AZM Anas | 19 Jul 18 Bangladesh garment workers have rejected the latest wage proposal

Bangladesh's garment owners and trade unions are far apart in the fraught ongoing minimum wage negotiations, proposing pay floors that are widely divergent.


EU officials mulling Cambodia trade access

Leonie Barrie | 19 Jul 18 Garments account for some 75% of Cambodia's exports to the EU

The European Union (EU) is assessing Cambodia’s eligibility for key preferential trade access in response to what it describes as "recent worrying human rights and labour rights developments" in the country.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:09pm 20 Jul 2018)

Call for new US port investment to support trade

Public comment sought on latest US tariff plans

Bangladesh wage proposals "strongly condemned"

Enka completes first viscose filament yarn audit

New durable water repellent technology launched

RFID & machine learning tackle in-store inventory

‘Make it British' sourcing show moves to new venue

Gerber Ideation finalists create with fashion tech

Latest Apparel Interviews

DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 Jul 18

AZM AnasMohammed Abdul Jabbar, managing director of DBL Group

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.


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.

Apparel Blog

Higher worker wages – who pays?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 2 Jul 18

There continues to be a disconnect between buying departments and compliance teams when it comes to costing labour in price negotiations. So who should pay for a minimum wage increase?


Trump tariff dispute rumbles on

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 18

The US has escalated its trade threats to China after President Donald Trump said he is considering tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."


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.

Hot Apparel Issues

Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Sustainability and social responsibility, "responsible automation", and digitalisation, are among the challenges facing today’s apparel sourcing executives.

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

Apparel Market Research

Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2023

Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2023

This is the ninth edition of just-style’s global market review of lingerie, in a series which goes back to July 2004. Throughout the series there has been one constant feature: the world retail market has been estimated for total lingerie and for its three main component parts; bras, briefs and “other” lingerie. What makes this edition different is that, as a result of the recent availability of just-style’s re:source database, more analysis can be done of the supply chain, namely, where in the world the lingerie is being manufactured for women to wear in the developed country and regional retail markets... Read more

Published: July 2018 - ($1390.00)


Sportswear in Western Europe

Published: June 2018 - ($1325.00)


Global Sports Footwear Market 2018-2022

Published: June 2018 - ($3858.40)


Editorial: European companies target graphene products at global technical textile markets

Published: June 2018 - ($350.00)


Ethical Fashion: Why and How can the Fashion Industry Close its Elusive Loop?

Published: June 2018 - ($1325.00)


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