• Better Work to expand operations in Bangladesh

    Better Work to expand operations in Bangladesh

    Better Work, a joint collaboration between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve garment worker conditions, plans to expand its operations in Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar Freedom of Association Guideline agreed

    Myanmar Freedom of Association Guideline agreed

    After eight months of negotiations, factories in Myanmar that produce for brands who are members of the Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) living wage initiative have agreed on a Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline.

  • US urged to impose import restrictions on Xinjiang goods

    US urged to impose import restrictions on Xinjiang goods

    US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been urged to take "aggressive action" by investigating and blocking goods, including apparel, made with forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China.

  • EU decision looms on Cambodia trade benefits withdrawal

    EU decision looms on Cambodia trade benefits withdrawal

    The European Commission has given the Cambodian government a one-month deadline to respond to its findings on the alleged human rights situation in the country before it decides whether it is pulling its duty-free trade benefit.

  • China stands firm on demand for US to remove tariffs

    China stands firm on demand for US to remove tariffs

    China is reportedly sticking to its guns and demanding the US remove tariffs on the country's imports after President Donald Trump warned last week he will "substantially raise" tariffs on Chinese goods should the two sides be unable to finalise t...

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Apparel supply chains under increasing scrutiny

Clothing and textile executives attending a New York conference have been told they need to take special care when assessing their supply ch...

Poll results suggest the China trade war is set to continue for the foreseeable future

US apparel sector still cautious on trade outlook

While cautious optimism on the future of global trade may be evident in US financial markets – notably because the United States and China a...

There are various cost cutting options available to fashion businesses

Cost cutting in fashion firms – Who decides & how

No one enjoys implementing cost cuts. They are an admission that the business has got out of control. But many of us have had to do it at so...

Vietnam government projections are that local fabric production should meet 45% of demand in 2020 and 65% in 2025

Vietnam misses key targets of textile-garment plan

Eleven years after Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade approved its textile and garment industry development strategy for 2010-2020, th...

China saw the largest decline in apparel shipments to the US in September

US apparel imports from China lead September fall

The volume of US apparel imports fell for a second consecutive month in September as additional tariffs on clothing imports from China kicke...

Like-for-like clothing and homeware revenue was down 5.5% in the first-half

M&S clothing woes continue to weigh on profits

Shares in Marks & Spencer Group (M&S) remained up by more than 3.5% today (6 November) as the retailer said it is "making up for lost time"...


MAS's Runway Kit offers low MOQs for fashion start-ups 5 Nov 19

Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has launched a new unit called Runway Kit for fashion start-ups and medium scale swimwear/activewear brands seeking custom clothing design, prototyping and low minimum order quantities (MOQs) with a focus on sustainability.


re:source monthly trade programme roundup – October 2019 5 Nov 19

The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the EU, US and Japan covers developments in October 2019. Trade agreements, rules of origin, tariffs and schedules are all covered in depth in the re:source by just-style strategic planning tool.

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Major Apparel News

EU decision looms on Cambodia trade benefits

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Nov 19 According to the EU commission, clothing and textile imports from Cambodia stood at EUR4bn in 2018

The European Commission has given the Cambodian government a one-month deadline to respond to its findings on the alleged human rights situation in the country before it decides whether it is pulling its duty-free trade benefit.


Better Work to expand operations in Bangladesh

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Nov 19 Better Work says the longer a factory is engaged with BWB the more notable its increase in compliance is.

Better Work, a joint collaboration between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to improve garment worker conditions, plans to expand its operations in Bangladesh.


Brands caught in crossfire of Xinjiang sourcing

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Nov 19 Xinjiang, an area in China has recently been in the spotlight over human rights abuses.

A handful of major names in the apparel industry have reacted to allegations they are involved in cotton supplies sourced from Xinjiang, an area in China that has recently been in the spotlight over human rights abuses.

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Collaborative toolkit promotes women's empowerment

Myanmar Freedom of Association Guideline agreed

US urged to impose import curbs on Xinjiang goods

China stands firm on demand for US tariff removal

US October retail sales rebound but clothing falls

Levi Strauss & Walmart cut chemical footprints

Zappos introduces platform for eco-friendly brands

Kering sustainability chair at French institute

Latest Apparel Interviews

Go Global's new M&A model puts garment makers at the heart of the deal 6 Nov 19

Leonie BarrieJeff Streader, managing director of Go Global Retail, at ModCloth's Los Angeles headquarters

Go Global Retail is a brand investment platform with a difference. Led by industry veteran and sourcing expert Jeff Streader, it aims to blow up the traditional transactional supply chain with a vision to build brands in partnership with garment makers as strategic investors – as he exclusively tells just-style.


Vidalia Mills – Weaving a new vision for US denim 4 Oct 19

Leonie BarrieVidalia Mills CEO Dan Feibus

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.


Rwanda steps into Africa’s apparel sourcing mix – Interview 18 Sep 19

Leonie BarrieMaryse Mbonyumutwa Gallagher and Gordon Gu, co-owners of C&D Products / Pink Mango Rwanda

For years now, Ethiopia has garnered the spotlight for its ambitions to become the world’s next big destination for textile and fashion production. But another East African country – Rwanda – is also gearing up for a slice of the action, with the country’s newest export-led garment factory quickly making up for lost time.

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Levi Strauss leads on green supply chain in China

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 4 Nov 19

Sustainability remains top of mind for the industry with Levi Strauss, Adidas and C&A ranked amongst the leading brands to have made progress in environmental supply chain management in China over the last year, with the apparel sector one of the most active industries when it comes to taking action.


UK clothing exports to US to be hit by further 25% duties

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 28 Oct 19

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


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.

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Weaving a sustainable future for US denim

Weaving a sustainable future for US denim

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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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