All articles by Jens Kastner

Jens Kastner

Why China’s part of the global apparel supply chain is limping into 2023

Covid continues to wreak havoc with China’s apparel supply chain and experts believe weakened global demand will lead to more challenges in 2023.

The sustainable fashion brands leading the charge in China

Environmental damage is a growing concern in China and it’s creating an opening for fashion brands that are able to demonstrate sustainable manufacturing and sourcing processes.

ESSENTIAL SOURCING GUIDE: Vietnam’s apparel sector

Just Style takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of Vietnam’s apparel sector. It is described as an apparel sourcing success story but will need to build backward linkages while mitigating deep-rooted cost and labour challenges to maintain its strong position.

Behind Shein: China’s fashion retailer taking the world by storm

China’s fast fashion cross-border e-commerce retailer Shein is little known within the country itself but its profile overseas continues to rise. Just Style investigates the secret behind its success amidst a landscape of US-China tariffs and supply chain challenges.

ESSENTIAL SOURCING GUIDE: China’s apparel sector

Just Style’s exclusive sourcing guide goes behind the scenes of the world’s largest apparel exporter. From China’s backward linked apparel supply chains to its growing domestic consumer market and international fashion brands such as Shein becoming household names, the country remains on a path for continued growth.

Electricity curbs in China send ripples through apparel supply chain

Curbs introduced by the Chinese government on the use of electricity within the country have been significantly disrupting the apparel supply chain, creating anxiety among manufacturers even beyond China’s borders. 

Tensions with Beijing could harm Hong Kong’s apparel sector

Risk experts are warning increased tensions with Beijing and a growing Chinese security presence could damage Hong Kong’s apparel sector.

Guochao trend a growing consumer influence in China

The younger generation’s interest in Chinese traditional culture and designs is on the rise – but has yet to challenge international brands.