• M&S shakes up kidswear in effort to grow sales

    M&S shakes up kidswear in effort to grow sales

    UK fashion and homeware retailer Marks & Spencer is shaking up its kidswear range as part of efforts to broaden its apparel and grow its share of the childrenswear market.

  • Indonesia labour law reform plans prompt protests

    Indonesia labour law reform plans prompt protests

    Plans by the Indonesian government to overhaul the country’s nearly two-decades old labour law have led to a spate of nationwide worker protests and criticism from unions.

  • Peer-to-peer textile index drives sustainable sourcing

    Peer-to-peer textile index drives sustainable sourcing

    A tool has launched that claims to be the largest peer-to-peer comparison initiative for sourcing sustainable fibres and materials, while encouraging competition in accelerating change and driving a "race-to-the top".

  • Cambodia labour issues continue to concern brands

    Cambodia labour issues continue to concern brands

    Ongoing concerns over the deteriorating labour and human rights situation in Cambodia have again prompted a number of brands and retailers – including Adidas, Levi Strauss, Ralph Lauren and Under Armour – to call on the government to set out steps...

  • The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda

    The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda

    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...

Latest Apparel Insights

Morocco offers short lead times of 5-7 weeks on European orders, which makes the country especially attractive for high-fashion items, which depend on short cycles and flexible capacities

Morocco redefines its role in fashion production

Morocco's textile and garment industry is undergoing an intense process of redevelopment to better align with industry demands in areas from...

Online shopping is a major contributor to the fashion industry’s environmental footprint

The environmental cost of online shopping

E-commerce has been a boon for the fashion retail industry. But it also comes with a cost: the overnight deliveries and corresponding return...

Asos has reported an 'encouraging' start to its new financial year

Asos back on track - What the analysts say

Asos has booked a 20% increase in total group revenue for the peak four-month trading period to the end of December, largely driven by a "re...

President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He with the signed 'Phase One' trade deal

US-China deal offers little respite for apparel

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...

Honduras continues to pin its hopes on clothing industry growth

Honduras eyes 10% apparel export hike on US orders

The apparel industry in Honduras is betting that US demand for its key T-shirt and underwear products will rise this year, boosting exports...

The apparel industry must continue to rethink its business models and explore new ways of working

Outlook 2020 – What next for apparel sourcing?

The search for the ideal sourcing destination is set to continue as Western fashion brands and retailers seek to reduce their exposure to Ch...


US-China tariff war – The textile and apparel hit-list updated 16 Jan 20

Amid the rapidly shifting goalposts of the US-China tariff war and the imminent addition of punitive duties on textiles and apparel imported into the US from China, we've taken an updated look at the latest actions and the products on the hit-list.


China sourcing – Fall of the dragon and rise of the rest 15 Jan 20

As the tariff war rages between US and China, the key question facing many apparel companies sourcing from China is: Where to go next? The problem is real, but shifting supply chains is easier said than done, writes Roit Kathiala.

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Major Apparel News

US takes new steps to combat sale of fakes online

Hannah Abdulla | 27 Jan 20 The report says fakes being sold to American consumers through online third-party marketplaces is threatening both the public health and safety as well as national security.

The Trump administration has unveiled efforts to crack down on counterfeit and pirated goods sold over the internet via major e-commerce sites, a move applauded by the textile and garment industry.


M&S shakes up kidswear in effort to grow sales

Hannah Abdulla | 24 Jan 20 M&S says it will move away from formalwear and offer more colourful, casual options

UK fashion and homeware retailer Marks & Spencer is shaking up its kidswear range as part of efforts to broaden its apparel and grow its share of the childrenswear market.


15 biggest textile polluters in Europe

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Jan 20 The 15 countries produce more than 2m tons of textile waste annually.

Labfresh, a Dutch menswear brand, has uncovered Europe's 15 biggest textile polluting nations in a survey aimed at encouraging a change in fashion consumption habits and reducing textile waste.

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New microfibre shedding test highlights new data

Pakistan grows H1 apparel and textile exports

MEIS benefit end could hit India garment exporters

China designation as currency manipulator removed

H&M Foundation highlights financial gender gap

Sri Lanka to get high-tech knitwear facility

UN Fashion Charter for Climate Action signatories

Cambodia labour issues continue to concern brands

Latest Apparel Interviews

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.


Esquel CEO finds a way through US tariffs 16 Dec 19

Wang FangqingEsquel Group vice chairman and CEO, John Cheh, speaking at this year's Integral Conversation

The US-China trade war has hit the Chinese clothing and textile export sector severely, but companies that have invested in manufacturing sites outside China have been better protected, Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh has told just-style.

Apparel Blog

US apparel imports down four months in a row

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 13 Jan 20

The volume of US apparel imports fell for the fourth consecutive month in November, with a 20% drop in shipments from largest supplier China. The figures suggest early stockpiling in the run-up to the holiday period as retailers moved to bring in merchandise ahead of new tariffs.


Global apparel prices on the rise

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 19

One effect of the US-China trade war is the rising price of apparel imports – not just from China, but the rest of the world too. 


Progress on trade deals welcomed

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 19

The United States and China have reached an agreement on a Phase One trade deal in a move that will delay new tariffs that were due to take effect over the weekend and halve the rates currently imposed on most apparel and textile products imported from China.

Hot Apparel Issues

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.

Has Africa's clothing chain reached a tipping point?

Has Africa's clothing chain reached a tipping point?

Two potential windows of opportunity are simultaneously opening for the East African cotton-to-clothing supply chain: the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the expected shift of garment production from Asia to Africa.

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.

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