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US apparel retailers' December 2018 sales roundup 11 Jan 2019

Column: Retail roundup

December saw little cheer for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as only one reported a rise in monthly comps while the remainder posted flat or lower sales for the period. 


From Field to Shelf – The trade data casualties of Trump’s border wall 11 Jan 2019

Column: From Field to Shelf

Apparel and textile industry executives are among those being deprived of key trade and economic data amid the ongoing US government shutdown. And as Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, explains, this comes at a time when trade tensions between the US and China mean that having access to the most up-to-date statistics is more important than ever.


Top stories this week on just-style... 11 Jan 2019

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include the inauguration of two more industrial parks in Ethiopia, Chinese clothing companies are investing in Egypt to try to avoid Trump's tariffs, Bangladesh promises a review of garment worker wages amid violent clashes in the country, and Gap is to close its Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York.


Top stories on just-style in December... 8 Jan 2019

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in December include an exclusive interview on Decathlon's environmental labelling initiative, a guide on how to build a balanced scorecard with help from re:source by just-style, a list of the core fabric mills used by Fast Retailing's Uniqlo casual clothing brand, and a new UN backed Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Dec 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include warnings that sports apparel and footwear companies are facing a skills gap, the financial implications of evolving sourcing strategies, and EU restrictions on the use of another 33 chemicals used in clothing and footwear.


From Field to Shelf – When a truce is anything but a truce 18 Dec 2018

Column: From Field to Shelf

So, they're saying that the US and China have called a truce on trade. As has been widely reported, while in Argentina for the G20 summit, Presidents Trump and Xi called a truce in the trade war, a so-called 90-day cooling off period to allow trade officials from both countries to meet again to see if a way out is possible. Don't believe it for a minute, says Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Dec 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive guide on how to build a Balanced Scorecard with help from re:source by just-style, Fast Retailing publishes a list of the core fabric mills used by its Uniqlo casual clothing brand, and 43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers back a new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Dec 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on Decathlon's environmental labelling initiative; how executives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark have responded to questions by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments; and a US$5m investment by industrial thread maker Coats in new digital thread dyeing technology.


From Field to Shelf – Here's one local industry that's gaining momentum 27 Nov 2018

Column: From Field to Shelf

Local production is still in its infancy – as is re-shoring in general – but there's undeniable evidence that something is stirring in our industry that includes a re-evaluation of how and where our products are made. Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, reports on a tale of two industries.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at reports of poor working conditions, low wages, modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK garment industry, German sporting goods giant Adidas and UK retailer Marks and Spencer top a new human rights benchmark, and J Crew announces the sudden departure of its CEO James Brett.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the ongoing 'trade war' between the US and China could increase the number of American apparel brands shifting their sourcing away from Chinese suppliers, an interview with Pamela Mar, director of sustainability at the Fung Group, and Vietnam becoming the seventh country to ratify CPTPP – or TPP-11.


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the volume of US apparel imports saw a downturn month-on-month in September as the back-to-school season came to an end, the latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements, and how M&S' supply chain is getting a revamp to boost growth.


Top stories this week on just-style... 2 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact that losing preferential trade access to the European Union (EU) would have on the clothing industries in Cambodia and Myanmar, how Vietnam's textile and garment exports have increased by more than 17% in the first nine months of the year, and why the relentless pressure from buyers to reduce costs is raising the risk of disruption, and environmental and human catastrophe? in their supply chains.


Top stories on just-style in October... 1 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in October were dominated by coverage from the 34th World Fashion Convention in Maastricht where speakers addressed the theme 'Building a Smart Future Fashion'. Meanwhile, Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, takes a close look at what NAFTA 2.0 means for apparel sourcing, and Sara Bermúdez, head of product safety management and environmental sustainability at Esprit tells just-style why the Hong-Kong listed firm is rethinking every step of the fashion lifecycle.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by US apparel giant VF Corp as the company moved to quell concerns the trade war between the US and China could be worrisome for its business, and vice president of public affairs Scott Deitz gave a keynote speech at the recent IAF World Fashion Convention. Meanwhile, the EU-Vietnam trade pact edges closer to ratification and embattled US department store retailer Sears faces a fraud lawsuit filed by one of its clothing suppliers.


From Field to Shelf – The challenge for cotton amid a changing consumer 23 Oct 2018

Column: From Field to Shelf

Cotton is being battered on all fronts, from false information campaigns, to competition from synthetic alternatives, and a changing consumer. The challenge now facing the cotton industry is how to regain its footing, explains Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include H&M hitting back at claims it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing", a look at how nimble new players are building a smart future for fashion, and speakers at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how Gap's brands are able to significantly cut down on lead times, what 'see now, buy now' means for the supply chain, Pakistan leads August growth in US apparel imports, and another three parks dedicated to textile and garment production are to be opened in Ethiopia.


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include in a change in who collects payroll taxes in China – a move that could lead to higher costs for factories, the challenges of closing the loop in the fashion industry, and the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).


Top stories on just-style in September... 1 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in September included a 51% minimum wage increase for garment workers in Bangladesh, a comparison of the labour costs across the world's top 25 clothing supply countries, President Trump' decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, and an interview with head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation Douwe Jan Joustra.


From Field to Shelf — Tariffs and the cost to sustainability 28 Sep 2018

Column: From Field to Shelf

In a world of trade wars, disrupted supply chains, and rising raw material costs, can the apparel industry afford sustainability? Throw tariffs into the mix, and now things become problematic at best, believes Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include major Chinese textile firms stepping up sourcing and investment plans in Ethiopia, H&M hits back at campaigners alleging the brand is falling short of its responsibility to protect workers in its supply chain through compensation, and campaigners express outrage at the Bangladesh Government's decision to raise the minimum worker wage by 51%.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include President Trump' decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation Douwe Jan Joustra shares his vision for circular fashion with just-style, and Gap launches a high-performance men's apparel brand that features fabrics made with renewable and recycled fibres.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include fears that the latest tariff threat by President Trump would be bad news for the retail sector; garment manufacturers in Haiti are optimistic that the sector can continue expanding in size; US apparel manufacturer HanesBrands investing more than US$10m in El Salvador; and advice on how to build a balanced apparel sourcing strategy.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a comparison of the labour costs across the world's top 25 clothing supply countries, Nike becomes the latest company to join an online map linking leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance, and the US apparel and footwear industry welcomes the passage of the long-awaited Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act.


Top stories on just-style in August... 3 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in August included the first roadmaps from members of the German-based partnership for Sustainable Textiles, an interview with Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong apparel giant TAL Group, a look at the knock-on impact of Myanmar's refugee problem on the country's garment export sector, and the latest sourcing trends from the MAGIC trade show.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Aug 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the knock-on impact of Myanmar's refugee problem on the country's garment export sector, the US reaching a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico that could replace NAFTA, the latest sourcing trends from the MAGIC trade show, and results of a new study that found 83% of women working in Bangladesh's garment industry are subject to sexual harassment in factories.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Aug 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include an interview with Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong-based apparel giant TAL Group; the first roadmaps from members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles; a commitment from Walmart to achieving zero waste in key operations by 2025; and the results of a survey suggesting a sustainability score or labelling system would encourage consumers to purchase sustainable fashion.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Aug 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include at look at the implications of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China, VF Corp's plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses, and the shadow cast by the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis on Myanmar's thriving garment exports.


US apparel retailers' July 2018 sales roundup 10 Aug 2018

Column: Retail roundup

July proved another mainly positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales as all but one booked an increase, two reported surprise upticks, and another far surpassed consensus estimates.

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