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“To create net-zero pledges that achieve major, long-term gains, businesses should ensure their environmental stance is properly reflected by their supplier network'

Are carbon neutral pledges just "greenwashing"?

As Sainsbury’s and Fat Face add themselves to the list of companies pledging carbon neutrality across their operations, is there a risk of "...

Mexico's textile and apparel shipments could grow 5% to around $4bn in 2020

Mexican denim seen big winner in USMCA trade pact

The freshly-inked US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) or NAFTA 2.0 will strongly benefit Mexican denim and jeans makers, with overall exports...

Morocco offers short lead times of 5-7 weeks on European orders, which makes the country especially attractive for high-fashion items, which depend on short cycles and flexible capacities

Morocco redefines its role in fashion production

Morocco's textile and garment industry is undergoing an intense process of redevelopment to better align with industry demands in areas from...

Online shopping is a major contributor to the fashion industry’s environmental footprint

The environmental cost of online shopping

E-commerce has been a boon for the fashion retail industry. But it also comes with a cost: the overnight deliveries and corresponding return...

Asos has reported an 'encouraging' start to its new financial year

Asos back on track - What the analysts say

Asos has booked a 20% increase in total group revenue for the peak four-month trading period to the end of December, largely driven by a "re...

President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He with the signed 'Phase One' trade deal

US-China deal offers little respite for apparel

The ‘Phase One’ trade agreement signed between the US and China is a step in the right direction, but offers little relief to apparel firms...

Honduras eyes 10% apparel export hike on US orders 21 Jan 20

The apparel industry in Honduras is betting that US demand for its key T-shirt and underwear products will rise this year, boosting exports by 10% to $2.9bn and mirroring a similar performance in 2019.

Outlook 2020 – What next for apparel sourcing? 16 Jan 20

The search for the ideal sourcing destination is set to continue as Western fashion brands and retailers seek to reduce their exposure to China in 2020. At the same time they’re having to navigate a more complicated matrix, which includes factors ranging from cost, speed to market, production capacity and flexibility to compliance risk. Along with these challenges come opportunities to rethink business models and explore new ways of working – especially when it comes to digitalisation and data, executives say.

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UKFT outlines immigration priorities post-Brexit

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jan 20 'The manufacturing side of the UK fashion and textile industry will be particularly affected if it cannot continue to access the skills that migrants often bring,' says UKFT

The UK Fashion and Textiles Association (UKFT) has said the manufacturing side of the industry could be impacted if it cannot continue to access the skills that migrants often bring as Britain's exit from the EU looms.

Conference explores child labour in supply chains

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Jan 20 152 million children are still in child labour according to the ILO

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is calling for a "whole-of-supply-chain" approach to addressing the issue of child labour in global supply chains. 

US takes new steps to combat sale of fakes online

Hannah Abdulla | 27 Jan 20 The report says fakes being sold to American consumers through online third-party marketplaces is threatening both the public health and safety as well as national security.

The Trump administration has unveiled efforts to crack down on counterfeit and pirated goods sold over the internet via major e-commerce sites, a move applauded by the textile and garment industry.

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Cambodia labour issues continue to concern brands

Nine South Asia innovators join fashion revolution

Jan Singer to take charge as new J.Crew chief

Cambodia and China complete round one FTA talks

Freudenberg develops 100% biodegradable padding

Applied DNA gets cellulosic fibre tagging patent

Oasis MD Sarah Welsh named N Brown retail CEO

UN Fashion Charter for Climate Action signatories

Latest Apparel Interviews

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.

Apparel Blog

US-China trade deal brings limited benefits for apparel firms

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 27 Jan 20

The 'Phase One' trade agreement signed between the US and China is a step in the right direction, but offers little relief to apparel firms in the ongoing trade conflict.

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. 

Hot Apparel Issues

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

The apparel industry issues that shaped 2019

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

Weaving a sustainable future for US denim

Bringing together the whole cotton supply chain from farmers to fashion brands is key to understanding the raw material's environmental impact and enabling retailers to make true sustainability claims about the fibres contained in clothes.

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