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The idea of a 'partnership' is one where there is a more collaborative approach. Involving suppliers in decision making moves them from the people that produce and deliver your goods, to an extension of your business.

Repairing the broken buyer-supplier relationship

A year into the pandemic that shook the world and exposed the fragilities that exist in the global apparel supply chain, we take a look at t...

China saw shipments of apparel to the US soar 174.4% in March

US apparel imports from China soar 174% in March

US apparel imports continued to surge in March as retailers worked to meet increased consumer demand fuelled by federal stimulus checks and...

Are huge manufacturing factories, such as this operation in Ethiopia, under threat?

Covid hastens demise of poor country factories

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for more regionalised, tech-driven manufacturing that is closer to consumers. For less-develo...

Next has invested GBP43m (US$45.8m) in Reiss equity and debt

Next deal will help Reiss adapt to online shift

Following Next’s recent acquisition of a 25% stake in Reiss, the integration of Next’s online systems, warehousing and distribution into the...

President Joe Biden crossed the 100-day mark of his presidency on Friday 30 April 2021

What Biden's first 100 days say about trade

Compared with his predecessor Donald Trump, President Joe Biden's trade policy actions have hit fewer headlines since his inauguration on 20...

Freight shipping faces a global shortage of containers

Global shipping container shortage: story so far

The global shortage of shipping containers, primarily caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, has led to drastic inflation in shipping and containe...

India garment makers hit hard by second Covid wave 29 Apr 21

The Indian clothing and textile manufacturing sector is facing renewed disruption as the country is hit by a brutal second wave of Covid-19.

Opinion: We must care more about forced labour in China and beyond 29 Apr 21

The world has responded slowly to China's human rights abuses in Xinjiang, but at least they are receiving attention, unlike similar issues in less high-profile countries.

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Major Apparel News

Next ups central profit guidance on Q1 sales beat

Michelle Russell | 6 May 21 Next's Q1 sales beat its previous guidance

UK clothing and homeware retailer Next Plc has upped its central profit guidance for the year after reporting first-quarter sales that beat guidance.

Gap to sell Intermix in latest portfolio shakeup

Hannah Abdulla | 5 May 21 Gap Inc acquired Intermix in 2012 and today the brand has 31 store locations in the United States and an e-commerce business

US specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc has struck a deal to sell Intermix to private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners in another move under its Power Plan 2023, which sees the group focus on its core portfolio.

Turkey garment factories exempt from new lockdown

Hannah Abdulla | 4 May 21 Garment factories have been permitted to remain open during the two week lockdown

Garment factories in Turkey have been permitted to proceed with business as usual to prevent supply chain disruption – despite the rest of the country being in the midst of a two-week lockdown as the government attempts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Nogin acquires ModCloth from Go Global Retail

Fabletics probes Lesotho factory abuse reports

Adidas harnesses data for 3D printed midsole

Zalando hikes FY outlook on standout Q1

Gildan moves to Q1 profit boosted by activewear

Casualwear focus supports Hugo Boss in Q1

Lenzing invests EUR200m in emissions reductions

Aii targets Italy for supply chain programme

Latest Apparel Interviews

The North Face sees regenerative cotton as biggest opportunity

Michelle RussellCarol Shu is senior manager of global sustainability at The North Face

The North Face is waking up to the practice of regenerative farming in its cotton supply chain. As Carol Shu, senior manager of global sustainability, explains, it not only has a positive impact on nature and resources, but is another critical step in addressing climate change impacts.

Being less bad is no longer good enough for HKRITA CEO

Leonie BarrieEdwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)

With light finally starting to appear at the end of the pandemic tunnel, Edwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), is in a philosophical mood. The industry must move away from doing less bad things and refocus on doing more good things, he tells just-style, with solutions lying further upstream and downstream than ever before.

Denim major Saitex on a quest to be a force for good

Michelle RussellSanjeev Bahl, founder and CEO of Saitex

The global pandemic has done little to dampen the drive of Vietnam based ethical denim manufacturer Saitex, which has forged ahead with plans to set up a production line for people with different abilities, and set up a new model factory in Los Angeles. And its ambitions don't end here, as founder and CEO, Sanjeev Bahl, explains.

Apparel Blog

What next for the Bangladesh Accord?

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 4 May 21

In the wake of the eighth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, just-style continues to look at issues around the tragedy. Two initiatives were set up in the aftermath of the incident to oversee the country's clothing factories for fire, electrical and structural issues – the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The Accord’s tenure comes to an end next month, and there are serious concerns for garment workers if another agreement is not signed soon.

Call for safe Bangladesh garment factories continues

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 4 May 21

The eighth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed over 1,000 garment workers and injured thousands more, took place at the weekend. To coincide with the event there have been calls for consumers to campaign for safe factories for garment workers.

Why sustainability must drive fashion's Covid reset

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 19 Apr 21

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented the apparel industry with an opportunity to pause, reflect and rethink its future. Winners in this new post-Covid world will be those that reset with sustainability in mind – shifting to more circular business models that move away from the traditional 'take-make-waste' system and allow for more transparency along the supply chain with greater cohesion between brands and suppliers.

Hot Apparel Issues

How far has Bangladesh come since Rana Plaza?

How far has Bangladesh come since Rana Plaza?

Eight years on from Rana Plaza, Bangladesh has one of the safest and most transparent apparel industries. But there is now no room for complacency, and what will happen to the Accord?

Suez Canal crisis will lead to lingering logistics disruption

Suez Canal crisis will lead to lingering logistics disruption

The fallout from the Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal continues with concerns about delays and container shortages impacting European garment supply chains.

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Tough American government sanctions against Myanmar, and a re-evaluation of the country as a stable sourcing partner are among potential repercussions of the recent coup

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2021, and what can apparel firms and their suppliers do to stay ahead, remain competitive and build resilience for the future? Read our report to find out

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