• Yesim Textile pilots new joint auditing model

    Yesim Textile pilots new joint auditing model

    Yesim Textile, one of Turkey’s leading vertically-integrated manufacturers of knit products for US and European retailers, has been piloting a new joint auditing model where brands supervise their suppliers under a single social compliance audit.

  • House of Fraser cancels online orders amid dispute

    House of Fraser cancels online orders amid dispute

    UK department store retailer House of Fraser is cancelling all online orders and refunding customers following a reported dispute with its warehouse operator.

  • Successful price negotiation in global apparel sourcing

    Successful price negotiation in global apparel sourcing

    Price negotiation is a critical, and often stressful, aspect of apparel sourcing – but it is also integral to the health of any brand's bottom line, so getting it right is crucial. Here industry consultant Malcolm Newbery offers some key tips in n...

  • Guess what? When you weren’t looking prices inched up

    Guess what? When you weren’t looking prices inched up

    Guess what? When you weren’t looking prices inched up...unless you sourced clothing made with synthetics. With talk of trade conflicts affecting prices across the board, we have analysed statistics over multiple years to provide a baseline from wh...

  • US urges more from China ahead of new trade talks

    US urges more from China ahead of new trade talks

    US President Donald Trump has urged China to bring a fairer deal to the bargaining table as the two countries prepare to meet later this month in an effort to reach a resolution before an all-out trade war ensues.

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Garments are costing buyers a little more if they contain natural fibres – and a lot less if they contains synthetic fibres

Guess what? When you weren’t looking prices rose

Guess what? When you weren’t looking prices inched up...unless you sourced clothing made with synthetics. With talk of trade conflicts affec...

Being prepared as a negotiator can mean coping with being unprepared as a sourcing manager

Successful price negotiation in apparel sourcing

Price negotiation is a critical, and often stressful, aspect of apparel sourcing – but it is also integral to the health of any brand's bott...

China tariffs would likely increase the cost of goods for US apparel firms – but there could also be ripple effects on the US economy, according to Moody's

Who will hurt most from tariffs on China clothing?

The threat of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China would be a "credit negative" for the US apparel and footwea...

A 10-year plan is underway in El Salvador to boost the industry's fortunes

El Salvador exports surge despite regional unrest

El Salvador’s garment exports are forecast to rise 6% to roughly $2.3bn this year as the US lifts demand for the country’s performance and c...

The minimum wage rose 33% in January – the first time since 2015

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar’s garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest sha...

Trade agreements, rules of origin, tariffs and schedules are all covered in depth in re:source

re:source monthly trade programme roundup – July

The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers de...


Malaysia garment makers worried by minimum wage hike 14 Aug 18

Malaysia's garment and textile manufacturers are worried their government's new minimum wage of MYR1,500 (US$368) for the private sector – which was approved this week – could make the industry less competitive.


The unintended consequences of China clothing tariffs – Comment 13 Aug 18

If President Donald Trump imposes punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States, David Birnbaum believes the move would simply subsidise every other garment exporting country in the world, in the form of increased orders at higher prices.

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Yesim Textile pilots new joint auditing model

Leonie Barrie | 17 Aug 18 Under its 'Vizyon 2021' project, Yesim Textile has stepped up investment in innovation and R&D

Yesim Textile, one of Turkey’s leading vertically-integrated manufacturers of knit products for US and European retailers, has been piloting a new joint auditing model where brands supervise their suppliers under a single social compliance audit.


Levi’s pop-up showcases Project FLX customisation

Beth Wright | 14 Aug 18 Levi Strauss' Project F.L.X. is digitising the design and development of denim finishing

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a pop-up customisation studio to demonstrate the abilities of its new laser-powered Project F.L.X. initiative, which is digitising the design and development of denim finishing.


VF Corp to spin off jeans business

Beth Wright | 13 Aug 18 CEO Steve Rendle said VF is now ideally positioned to create two independent, leading, global companies

US apparel giant VF Corp has revealed plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses into an independent, publicly traded company – in a move it says will sharpen its focus as a global clothing and footwear powerhouse focused on brands such as The North Face, Timberland and Vans.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Volt Smart Yarns bridging the gap on wearables – Interview 9 Aug 18

John McCurryMatt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, parent of Volt Smart Yarns

Ahead of the launch of its new Volt Wearable Technology division, Matt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, talks to just-style about how the company’s Volt Smart Yarns has been gaining momentum in the smart fabrics industry – and some of the challenges still facing the sector in reaching its full potential.


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.

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VF Corp splitting into two companies

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 20 Aug 18

Last week started with news that US apparel giant VF Corp is to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses into an independent, publicly traded company – in a move that will enable it to focus on more profitable brands such as The North Face, Timberland and Vans.


Hong Kong sustainability scoop

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 13 Aug 18

We led on just-style last week with a world exclusive scoop on a number of new projects being unveiled in Hong Kong next month – including the first mill being set up in the territory in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.


Spotlight on Central America sourcing

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 6 Aug 18

A worsening political and social crisis in Nicaragua is having a spillover effect in Central America, where the spectre of rising violence in Guatemala and El Salvador is threatening to undermine apparel sourcing and investment in the region.

Hot Apparel Issues

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar's garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest shadows on the horizon.

Hong Kong – The new hub for sustainable innovation

Hong Kong – The new hub for sustainable innovation

A number of new projects being unveiled in Hong Kong in September – revealed exclusively on just-style – include the first mill being set up in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.

Why is the used clothing trade such a hot-button issue?

Why is the used clothing trade such a hot-button issue?

US apparel imports from Rwanda have lost their duty-free benefits under AGOA after it refused to lift a policy that bans imports of used clothing. Here we look into world used clothing trade – and why it deserves more attention.

US trade policy remains top sourcing concern

US trade policy remains top sourcing concern

The impact of a protectionist trade policy agenda in the US is the top challenge for the US fashion industry in 2018 – closely followed by increasing cost pressure, which is creeping up executives' agendas again.

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