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Retailers and brands need to rethink their business models and how they operate to stay responsive to the pace of change

Outlook 2019 – Industry challenges & opportunities

It won’t come as any surprise that uncertainty, complexity and volatility in the global economy, US-China trade and Brexit, along with rapid...

The lack of updates for fundamental economic and trade statistics means industry executives are 'flying blind'

The trade data casualties of Trump’s border wall

Apparel and textile industry executives are among those being deprived of key trade and economic data amid the ongoing US government shutdow...

Managing quality control (QC) is one of the additional services suppliers can handle

The cost benefits of supplier value added services

As brand and own-label customers continuously try to lower their costs – often pushing them back up the supply chain to the supplier – indus...

Egypt plans to attract 40 to 50 textile companies to a new textile park

Chinese clothiers eye Egypt to avoid Trump tariffs

A free trade zone system in Egypt that links businesses with Israeli suppliers is being targeted by Chinese clothing companies wanting to ac...

UK apparel brands say ensuring compliance in each of their supplier factories is challenging and there is a need for external auditors

Should retailers conduct their own factory audits?

Third-party auditors offer a way for brands and retailers to understand what is going on in their supply chains around the world. But one of...

just-style's top 20 picks of 2018

Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2018...

Of the thousands of stories published on just-style during the last year, we've filtered out the top news items of 2018. Tariffs, the US-Chi...


Top 20 analysis articles on just-style in 2018... 21 Dec 18

In this year-end roundup, we take a look at the top analysis pieces on just-style in 2018. Trump and trade, blockchain, digitalisation, sourcing challenges and retail trends were just some of the issues we analysed, while the new re:source by just-style online sourcing tool helped measure and compare labour costs for the world's top 25 clothing supply countries.


Top 20 comment articles on just-style in 2018... 21 Dec 18

The most-read comment articles on just-style in 2018 are dominated by President Trump and the ongoing US-China trade war, with our writers looking at the potential impact and implications of tariffs on China garments. But the year also marked the launch of the new re:source by just-style online sourcing tool, and ongoing debate and discussion on digitalisation, speed, wages and sustainability. We also took time to reflect on the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.

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Major Apparel News

Bangladesh proposes new wages for garment workers

Hannah Abdulla | 15 Jan 19 Bangledeshi garment workers have been striking over wages

The Bangladesh government is to revisit the minimum wages for some ready-made garment workers following eight days of widespread unrest – with workers warned they must return to work or risk losing pay.


Badger Sport drops China forced labour supplier

Hannah Abdulla | 14 Jan 19

US performance apparel maker Badger Sport has dropped the Chinese supplier that was last month alleged to be using forced labour in Xinjiang's internment camps.


French brands call for Bangladesh Accord extension

Hannah Abdulla | 14 Jan 19 International stakeholders are concerned the Accord is not yet ready to be handed over to the government's Remidiation Coordination Cell

French brands and retailers sourcing from Bangladesh have united to urge the government to extend the work of the Bangladesh Accord, days before a decision on its future is due.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:54pm 15 Jan 2019)

Consolidation centre to boost Walmart supply chain

Research finds laser-etching better than bleaching

JC Penney promotes Robbins as supply chain chief

Boohoo raises FY guidance on strong Q3

US holiday sales – Urban Outfitters, Macy's...

Lululemon ups guidance on strong Christmas trading

Gerry Weber adjusts FY results, reports wider loss

Datacolor, CSI team on textile colour management

Latest Apparel Interviews

Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 18

Leonie BarrieRaffaele Duby says Decathlon wants to lead the move into environmental labelling...'but also to make everybody move'

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.


Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 18

Leonie BarriePamela Mar spoke with just-style on the sidelines of the Fashion Summit HK, where she was one of the speakers

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.


Why circular fashion is "the answer for everything" at Esprit 24 Oct 18

Michelle RussellSara Bermúdez Couto is leading the charge to tackle the complexities of circularity at Esprit

Hong-Kong listed Esprit is currently rethinking every step of the fashion lifecycle with a view to "inclusive circularity" that respects the use of both material and human resources. Sara Bermúdez Couto, head of product safety management and environmental sustainability, explains.

Apparel Blog

2019 off to a positive start

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 19

Getting 2019 off to a positive start, it seems US apparel retailers saw some holiday cheer, with strong sales momentum that started during the back-to-school season carrying on to Christmas.


UN sets new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 18 Dec 18

43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers – including Adidas, Burberry, Gap Inc, H&M Group, Inditex, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co, and PVH Corp – are backing the UN’s new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action with an initial goal of reducing aggregate greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.


Decathlon's decade-long eco-labelling project

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 12 Dec 18

Global sporting goods giant Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies. The retailer has spoken exclusively to just-style about the initiative.

Hot Apparel Issues

The year on just-style – Highlights of 2018

The year on just-style – Highlights of 2018

Of the thousands of stories published on just-style during the last year, we've filtered out the top news, comment, analysis and interviews of 2018. The US-China trade war, digitalisation, worker safety and sustainability were just some of the issues covered.

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

The UK environmental audit committee launched an inquiry into the environmental impacts of the garment industry, as well as social issues such as workers' rights and fair pay.

Magnifying sustainability impact through collaboration

Magnifying sustainability impact through collaboration

This year's Fair Wear Foundation Annual Summit discussed ways brands and organisations can collaborate, build bridges and magnify their sustainability impact, both on an individual level and as a community.

The failure of the US garment industry

The failure of the US garment industry

In this three-part series we look at why the US garment industry is now in a state of failure – and whether smart factories and reshoring will offer some salvation

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  • Apparel tariffs & trade agreements

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    It pays to follow the rules. Complex trade agreements, rules of origins, tariffs, and schedules made easy.

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Apparel Market Research

World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufactu

World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufacture, December 2018

This report looks at general trends in the international fabric machinery market and provides detailed analyses of various fabric machinery subsectors... Read more

Published: January 2019 - ($750.00)


World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufacture, December 2018

Published: January 2019 - ($750.00)


World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufacture, December 2018

Published: January 2019 - ($750.00)



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