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Liz Newmark

Articles by Liz Newmark

Dynamic new retail concepts – and responsive supply – could emerge from the coronavirus crisisFast fashion faces shake-up in post-Covid-19 world 14 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic will not just threaten business failure for many clothing brands and manufacturers, it may herald the end of the current high production, fast fashion model and result in fewer, smaller collections from more sustainable supply chains.

Extra-EU exports are up by 23% and have reached EUR50bn for the first timeSkills deficit the top challenge for EU clothing sector 20 June 2019

Recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce is the European textile and clothing sector's biggest challenge, according to speakers at the annual general assembly of Euratex, the European textile and clothing industry association. 

The EU has relaxed trade rules with Jordan in a bid to create jobs for Syrian refugeesEU fashion brands support relaxed origin rules for Jordan 9 May 2017

Implementing the European Union (EU)-Jordan agreement struck last July to simplify EU rules of origin (RoO) can only be good for European clothing brands and retailers, experts agreed at an event in Brussels last week to launch 'New Trade and Business Opportunities in Jordan'.

MEPs are urging the EU to set rules establishing mandatory human rights obligations on partner countriesEU eyes mandatory due diligence for apparel supply chain 23 March 2017

The European Commission (EC) is being urged to bring forward legislation to enhance due diligence for apparel supply chains – and to introduce European Union (EU) tariff preferences and labels for sustainably-produced textiles and garments.

Advanced digitised manufacturing, value chains
and business models are transforming the apparel industryDigitisation to drive new apparel-making models 20 October 2016

Clothing manufacturing will be completely transformed by the internet and digital printing over the next five to ten years, according to industry experts speaking in Brussels this week at a conference on European Textiles: Going Digital – Going High-Tech.

The EU has relaxed trade rules with Jordan in a bid to create jobs for Syrian refugeesEU relaxes origin rules on Jordan clothing exports 24 August 2016

New relaxed rules of origin – technical criteria determining if a product qualifies for preferential trade arrangements – will make it easier for manufacturers in Jordan to export clothes if they employ Syrian refugees, a European Commission spokesperson has confirmed to just-style. 

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