• Mauritius signs free trade agreement with China

    Mauritius signs free trade agreement with China

    Mauritius has signed a free trade agreement with China, its second biggest supplier, that will cover trade in goods and services, and investment and economic cooperation.

  • Mexico outlines labour reforms amid USMCA trade push

    Mexico outlines labour reforms amid USMCA trade push

    Mexico has outlined the steps the country is taking to implement a number of labour reforms as part of its efforts to ensure the successful ratification of the new United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

  • Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to stop selling fur

    Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to stop selling fur

    US department store retailer Macy's is to stop selling fur by the end of 2020 in a move that spans its own and Bloomingdale's private brands, as well as items sold by brand partners.

  • New research adds to Xinjiang forced labour concerns

    New research adds to Xinjiang forced labour concerns

    New research has added to worries that imports of clothing from China could have links to forced labour, prompting the group representing US apparel and footwear retailers and importers to express its concerns at the situation.

  • Fashion brands failing on climate commitments

    Fashion brands failing on climate commitments

    An investigative report ranking the fashion industry’s climate commitments shows how the pledges from many of the top companies fail to meet the climate pollution reduction standards called for by the UN Paris Agreement.

Latest Apparel Insights

New digital supply chains are key to delivering products at greater speed, quality and sustainability

Fashion @ Speed of thought – Digital supply chains

The fashion industry has never been kind to the undisciplined, the slow-moving or the slow evolving. Customers change their preferences seem...

The case for near-shoring comes from the desire for sustainably-made products by younger consumers

So, is near-shoring a thing?

Hot on the heels of a new survey into sustainable sourcing, Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc offers his take on some of the ke...

Less than 1% of products launched in the first half of 2019 were tagged 'sustainable'

Sustainable sourcing at scale still far-off dream

Sustainable sourcing is fast becoming a top priority for fashion companies – yet a new survey of sourcing executives reveals major hurdles t...

Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability, at Levi Strauss & Co

Levi Strass shares ambitions to slash water use

Levi Strauss & Co recently embarked on a new global water strategy that will see the jeans giant focus reduction efforts on the most water-s...

Asos FY pre-tax profit tumbled 68% to GBP33.1m from GBP102m the year before

Has Asos taken on too much? What the analysts say

UK online fashion retailer Asos has blamed warehouse issues in the US and EU, along with restructuring costs and slowing international sales...

Apparel, footwear and home textiles imported into the US from China are caught in the trade spat between the two countries

US-China tariff war – Apparel hit-list updated

Amid the rapidly shifting goalposts of the US-China tariff war and the imminent addition of punitive duties on textiles and apparel imported...

Steps to successful sourcing in Vietnam 14 Oct 19

Trade and political tensions between China and the US have moved many companies to consider sourcing in other areas in Southeast Asia, and especially Vietnam. While challenges abound, it is possible to build good relationships with factories, as Alexander Twibill, director of marketing for HQTS Group, explains.

Eco-friendly fashion – Where are we still falling short? 11 Oct 19

Despite current efforts to create more eco-friendly fashion, the industry needs a more deliberate approach to integrating sustainability across the entire value chain. Here Feng Xin, VP of downstream business & corporate development at viscose major Sateri, sets out three key areas that should be addressed.

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Major Apparel News

UK clothing exporters hit by extra 25% US tariffs

Hannah Abdulla | 22 Oct 19 UK manufacturers of cashmere jumpers, anoraks and swimwear made will now face an additional 25% tariff on exports to the US

Cashmere jumpers, anoraks and swimwear made in the UK and exported to the US are among products being hit by an extra 25% tariff from Friday (18 October) as part of the ongoing dispute between the US and the EU over aircraft subsidies.

Research adds to Xinjiang forced labour concerns

Michelle Russell | 21 Oct 19 Xinjiang produces over 80% of China's cotton – and 43% of its exports are apparel, footwear or textiles

New research has added to worries that imports of clothing from China could have links to forced labour, prompting the group representing US apparel and footwear retailers and importers to express its concerns at the situation.

Under Armour's Virgin Galactic spacesuits revealed

Beth Wright | 18 Oct 19 Under Armour has been tasked with developing the spacewear system for the world’s first commercial spaceline

US sportswear brand Under Armour has revealed a first look at the footwear and apparel it is developing for Virgin Galactic – the world’s first commercial spaceline.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:22pm 22 Oct 2019)

 Destination Maternity files for Chapter 11

Bangladesh maternity compliance low in RMG sector

Hudson's Bay Company to be taken private

Leather conference to discuss deforestation issues

PrimaLoft to use marine plastic in its insulation

The Children's Place to relaunch Gymboree in 2020

Tom Tailor Group names Dr Gernot Lenz as CEO

US manufacturers call for ratification of USMCA

Latest Apparel Interviews

Bangladesh garment group's new boss has big agenda – Interview 5 Sep 19

AZM AnasDr Rubana Huq is the first woman to head one of Bangladesh’s biggest garment associations

Months after taking the reins as president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), businesswoman Dr Rubana Huq tells just-style of her priorities for the next two years – from factory safety, to exploring new markets, increasing sustainability, and promoting innovation in the world’s second largest clothing exporter.

Nirapon's vision for a safer apparel sector in Bangladesh – Interview 24 Jul 19

Hannah AbdullaNirapon CEO, Moushumi Khan

Bangladesh's newest safety monitoring initiative, Nirapon, has come under fire since its launch earlier this year, with much of the criticism around its focus on monitoring rather than overseeing factory remediation, and the fact it doesn't name or shame non-compliant suppliers. But in a candid interview with just-style, CEO Moushumi Khan suggests getting supplier buy-in and encouraging them in the right way to be compliant is a key factor in increasing workplace safety in Bangladeshi garment factories. 

How a converged single audit approach marks the next step in responsible sourcing 28 Jun 19

Hannah AbdullaJanet Mensink, SLCP executive director.

An overhaul of the auditing process on factory safety and working conditions is long overdue – and a new initiative launched this month could offer the solution. The Social & Labour Convergence Programme's Converged Assessment Framework enables apparel brands and retailers to align collectively around one standard, reduce the amount of money spent on duplicated auditing, and instead free up resources to improve efficiency and factory working conditions. SLCP executive director Janet Mensink, and Peter Higgins, senior director of global responsible sourcing at VF Corp, tell just-style more.

Apparel Blog

New US trade trends taking shape?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 14 Oct 19

In a reversal of trends seen in July, the three Central American countries that are the largest suppliers of clothing to the US – Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras – saw a dramatic fall in shipments in August.

Weaving a new vision for US denim

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 7 Oct 19

The closure of the last US selvedge denim mill two years ago might have marked the end of an era. But thanks to the vision of Daniel Feibus and his team, the original looms have found a new home at Vidalia Mills as part of plans to build a cutting-edge, transparent and sustainable denim manufacturing chain in the United States.

New B2B marketplace connects suppliers and retailers

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 3 Oct 19

A B2B fashion marketplace has launched that aims to help retailers find innovative styles at competitive prices from the best suppliers in the business, while helping sellers expand their reach and increase sales.

Hot Apparel Issues

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.

How to accelerate Africa apparel sourcing?

How to accelerate Africa apparel sourcing?

The industry remains optimistic at sub-Saharan Africa's capability in the textile and apparel sector – but many challenges remain before it can reach its full potential.

Mitigating the US-China tariff impact

Mitigating the US-China tariff impact

Some brands are mitigating the potential impact of new China tariffs. Here's how...

Facing up to fashion's sustainability and ethical challenges

Facing up to fashion's sustainability and ethical challenges

Speakers at a recent conference organised by the ASBCI (Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry) face up to fashion's sustainability and ethical challenges

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