• Bangladesh garment factories relieved at lockdown exemption news

    Bangladesh garment factories relieved at lockdown exemption news

    Bangladesh is to enter a week-long lockdown starting today (14 April), but garment-producing factories will be exempt from closure under government direction, a move one business owner says will bring much needed relief to the already fragile appa...

  • UK online clothing sales boosted by return of social events

    UK online clothing sales boosted by return of social events

    Despite the upcoming end of lockdown and promise of in-person shopping, online retail sales continued to show strong growth in March, with clothing retailers enjoying another good month as consumers began to ready their wardrobes for the return of...

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  • Being less bad is no longer good enough for HKRITA CEO

    Being less bad is no longer good enough for HKRITA CEO

    With light finally starting to appear at the end of the pandemic tunnel, Edwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), is in a philosophical mood. The industry must move away from doing less bad things and re...

  • Muji responds to concerns over Xinjiang cotton sourcing

    Muji responds to concerns over Xinjiang cotton sourcing

    Japanese fashion retailer Muji has moved to downplay concerns over its decision to continue to use cotton sourced from Xinjiang, claiming on-site audits are carried out at the cotton farms it uses.

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Garments, footwear and accessories account for one-third of Myanmar's total exports

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In the year since the Covid-19 pandemic began its spread across the world, the textile and apparel industry has undergone some monumental transformations that would previously have taken decades. One of which is the innovation and adoption of technology.


Asos fashion crown remains firmly in place - What the analysts say 8 Apr 21

UK online fast fashion retailer Asos has continued to reap the benefits of the pandemic lockdown, as consumers choose to shop online. The company saw its customer base soar by 1.5m in the first six months of the year, with sales growth recorded at home and across all its international channels. Analysts offer their thoughts on the retailer's first-half performance.

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Major Apparel News

Muji addresses Xinjiang cotton sourcing concerns

Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 21 Muji says it is taking “all necessary steps to respect human rights and manage labor standards”

Japanese fashion retailer Muji has moved to downplay concerns over its decision to continue to use cotton sourced from Xinjiang, claiming on-site audits are carried out at the cotton farms it uses.


Lockdown exemption relief for Bangladesh factories

Hannah Abdulla | 14 Apr 21 Factories in Bangladesh have invested heavily in Covid prevention measures.

Bangladesh is to enter a week-long lockdown starting today (14 April), but garment-producing factories will be exempt from closure under government direction – a move one business owner says will bring much needed relief to the already fragile apparel sector, presently undergoing a "critical moment" in its recovery.


Call for EU legislation on garment worker wages

Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 21 “Minimum wages in garment producing countries are way below that necessary to provide for a basic decent life,' says Jessica Simor QC

Global NGO The Circle is calling on the European Union (EU) to introduce legislation to ensure garment workers in global supply chains are paid a living wage.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Being less bad is no longer good enough for HKRITA CEO

Leonie BarrieEdwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)

With light finally starting to appear at the end of the pandemic tunnel, Edwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), is in a philosophical mood. The industry must move away from doing less bad things and refocus on doing more good things, he tells just-style, with solutions lying further upstream and downstream than ever before.


Denim major Saitex on a quest to be a force for good

Michelle RussellSanjeev Bahl, founder and CEO of Saitex

The global pandemic has done little to dampen the drive of Vietnam based ethical denim manufacturer Saitex, which has forged ahead with plans to set up a production line for people with different abilities, and set up a new model factory in Los Angeles. And its ambitions don't end here, as founder and CEO, Sanjeev Bahl, explains.


Broken retail model pushes apparel suppliers to breaking point

Leonie BarrieSanjeev Mahtani, chairman and owner, Must Garment Corporation

It has taken Sanjeev Mahtani 30 years to build Must Garment Corporation, but just a matter of months for his lifetime's work to come crashing down. As he tries to pick up the pieces of his manufacturing business, he tells just-style why he fears for the future of apparel suppliers – and the millions of workers they employ.

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Contingency planning must include cargo transport pinch-points

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 12 Apr 21

The ongoing fallout from the Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal was among top stories on just-style last week, with mounting concerns about bottlenecks and container shortages impacting European garment supply chains. 


Myanmar workers urge brands to offer more support

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 6 Apr 21

Myanmar's garment workers are calling on global fashion brands to condemn the country's military coup, provide meaningful support for their protests and to not order from factories that support the regime.


Forced labour issues in Xinjiang rumble on

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 29 Mar 21

The ongoing issue of forced labour in cotton-hub Xinjiang took a number of turns last week, including a backlash by Chinese consumers against Western fashion and footwear brands, calls for boycotts extending to more companies and domestic firms pledging their support for the raw material.

Hot Apparel Issues

Suez Canal crisis will lead to lingering logistics disruption

Suez Canal crisis will lead to lingering logistics disruption

The fallout from the Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal continues with concerns about delays and container shortages impacting European garment supply chains.

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Tough American government sanctions against Myanmar, and a re-evaluation of the country as a stable sourcing partner are among potential repercussions of the recent coup

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2021, and what can apparel firms and their suppliers do to stay ahead, remain competitive and build resilience for the future? Read our report to find out

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Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

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