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Lenzing is working to build a more reliable fibre-to-retail authentication system

Blockchain can help fashion's transparency problem

The integration of blockchain technology has an important role in helping fashion brands reshape supply chain sustainability and enhance tra...

It's hard to discern what's fact and what's hype when it comes to cotton

Why is cotton always the industry punch bag?

Having worked in the cotton industry for many years (including as a consultant to BASF's e3 sustainable cotton programme), one of the things...

Despite a 5% decline in apparel shipment volume during the year, China still reigns supreme reporting a total of 11.08bn SME for the period from January to December 2019

China the biggest loser in US apparel imports slip

The publication of December's US apparel import data gives a clearer picture of supplier country shifts for the whole of 2019. During the ye...

Many Chinese municipalities and provinces are only just returning to work after an extended Chinese New Year holiday break

Coronavirus shakes up China’s apparel supply chain

China based analysts are raising concerns that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak will disrupt supplies of apparel to major internati...

The per unit price of apparel in China has consistently fallen over the last eight years and is now at a low of $2.24 per SME

US apparel import prices from China slip 4.6%

China has once again come up trumps when it comes to the most competitively priced US apparel supplier, with its per-unit cost for clothing...

Micro-factories can provide the speed of response and mass customisation that customers want

Micro-factories – Future of fashion manufacturing?

The globalisation of fashion supply chains has seen fashion manufacturers in developed high wage countries lose business to larger scale sup...

India budget a mixed bag for textile and clothing sector 6 Feb 20

Indian clothing and textile manufacturers have welcomed a series of policy changes announced in the central government's national budget.

UK legal case a wake-up call for garment companies 4 Feb 20

An ongoing legal case in London could provide the impetus for significant reforms to improve human rights protections for workers in the garment industry. While not related directly to clothing companies, it sounds a warning that brands and retailers should be prepared to demonstrate effective human rights due diligence.

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Cambodia urges EU to reconsider decision on EBA

Hannah Abdulla | 17 Feb 20 The EU Commission has partially withdrawn the Everything but Arms trade benefit Cambodia had access to, under which it exported goods to the EU duty-free.

The organisation representing garment manufacturers in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit under which it exports goods duty-free to the EU.

Fashion Transparency Index to launch in Mexico

Ivan Castano Freeman | 14 Feb 20 Consumers increasingly want to know where and how their clothes are made

Mexico is launching Latin America's second Fashion Transparency Index to encourage brands and retailers to report how their businesses impact workers and the environment.

Apparel key export to EU under GSP scheme

Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 20 “Trade is one of the crucial tools the EU has at hand to address, support and improve human rights, labour rights and good governance,' says the Commission

Exports to the European Union (EU) from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high in 2018, a new biennial report shows, with clothing making up the bulk.

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US retail sales rise in January but clothing falls

Allied introduces tech to verify down in garments

Footwear maker Cole Haan submits IPO

Kohl's cuts 250 roles in organisation restructure

River Island commits to Transparency Pledge

Riri, Coeurdor create "largest" metal trims group

Centric Brands acquires Zac Posen brand

DyStar splits with ETAD to join TEGEWA amid spat

Latest Apparel Interviews

Novetex puts a positive spin on textile waste – Interview 5 Feb 20

Beth WrightRonna Chao, chairman Novetex Textiles Limited

Hong Kong-based yarn spinner Novetex Textiles is leading the charge towards sustainability with a HK$15m (US$1.9m) investment to help scale up a process developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) to upcycle textile waste into yarns that can be reused to make garments. Chairman Ronna Chao explains more.

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.

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China coronavirus impact continues to evolve

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 10 Feb 20

Top stories on just-style last week were again dominated by the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, with a look at what it means for US apparel and retail, how it could impact China's polyester production, and concerns regarding cargo capacity and delays.

Coronavirus and its impact on fashion supply chains

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 3 Feb 20

The world economy in general, and the apparel industry in particular, depend on hugely complex, globalised, supply chains. So what are the consequences of the new 'Wuhan novel coronavirus'? And what is the potential impact of the coronavirus on global fashion retailers and their supply chains?

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.

Hot Apparel Issues

Is coronavirus a threat to the clothing industry?

Is coronavirus a threat to the clothing industry?

Concerns are rising over the coronavirus outbreak in China – but what is its potential impact on global fashion retailers and their supply chains?

Are companies 'greenwashing' sustainability goals?

Are companies "greenwashing" sustainability goals?

This week has seen more pledges by companies to make their organisations carbon-netural, which has drawn both praise and criticism.

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.

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