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Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Apr 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why it's critically important that brands and retailers work as a team during the coronavirus pandemic, and how Covid-19 might affect apparel sourcing and trade. We also explore industry efforts to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), and H&M agrees to pay for cancelled orders.


Top stories on just-style in March... 1 Apr 2020

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Top stories on just-style in March were unsurprisingly dominated by the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain. We take a look at how retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the crisis, and industry efforts to address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The list also includes an interview with Stanley Szeto, executive chairman of fashion supply chain manager Lever Style, and a US$930.7m bid to privatise Li & Fung. 


From Field to Shelf – Does coronavirus mark the end of globalisation? 1 Apr 2020

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Are we witnessing the end of globalisation? The simple answer is no. But there is a more nuanced response: globalisation will survive, but it will be different from what we've known, believes Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc.


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Mar 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style were all centered around the Covid-19 virus pandemic with a look at how the crisis is encouraging textile trade shows to consider virtual and other digital alternatives, and why Bangladesh's apparel industry is in gridlock. Meanwhile, retailer Primark has cancelled all orders with its suppliers and closed all of its stores, and Next Plc has warned it could lose up to GBP1bn (US$1.15bn) in sales as the coronavirus impacts demand.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Mar 2020

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The Covid-19 virus pandemic continues to be the main focus on just-style, with top stories on the site this week exploring how retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the crisis, and a look at how Italy's apparel sector is dealing with the fallout. Meanwhile, garment manufacturers in Bangladesh are seeing an influx of requests for payment delays from buyers, and retailer Next Plc has warned it could lose up to GBP1bn (US$1.15bn) in sales as a result of the situation.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Mar 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style were unsurprisingly dominated by the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain. The situation continues to cast a shadow on Central America's garment exports, while UK clothing sales are set for further disruption. But it's resilience, not re-shoring, that clothing buyers should be seeking from their supply chains. In other news US lawmakers have proposed legislation that would ban the import of goods made with forced labour in in China's Xinjiang region.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Mar 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the Philippines department of trade and industry is finalising a roadmap to revive the textile and garment industry, an interview with Lever Style executive chairman Stanley Szeto, and H&M Group will begin to offer access to its global supply chain as a service to external companies.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Feb 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the shifting supply chain strategies of US fashion brands and retailers, how China's clothing and textile makers are struggling to get back on track amid the continuing coronavirus epidemic, and a training scheme aimed at bolstering the number of Jordanians working in the country's garment sector has added 350 recruits to clothing manufacturer Classic Fashion.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Feb 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how China's clothing and textile makers are struggling to get back on track amid the continuing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic; why blockchain can help fashion brands enhance transparency; and Cambodia has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit.


From Field to Shelf – Why is cotton always the industry punch bag? 14 Feb 2020

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Having worked in the cotton industry for many years (including as a consultant to BASF's e3 sustainable cotton programme), one of the things I've noticed about clothing brands is that when pressed on sustainable production they almost always blame cotton for their woes, writes Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc. Why is this?


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Feb 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the novel coronavirus (2019-nCo) outbreak is shaking up China's apparel supply chain, the European Commission has partially withdrawn Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market, and Ralph Lauren Corporation has successfully piloted a new fast track model that has seen it execute a sweatshirt from design to delivery in just 16 days.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Feb 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style were again dominated by the coronavirus outbreak in China, with a look at what it means for US apparel and retail, how it could impact China's polyester, textile and apparel industries, and concerns regarding cargo capacity and delays. Elsewhere, an ongoing legal case in London could provide the impetus for significant reforms to improve human rights protections for workers in the garment industry.


Top stories on just-style in January... 31 Jan 2020

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Top stories on just-style in January included a look at the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China on global fashion retailers and their supply chains, a roundup of some of the biggest challenges set to face apparel businesses in the year ahead, and an interview with The Lycra Company sustainability director Jean Hegedus.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Jan 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by the coronavirus outbreak in China, with a look at the potential impact on global fashion retailers and their supply chains. Elsewhere, Morocco's textile and garment industry is redesigning its role in fashion production to better align with industry demands, and UK consumers are feeling misled by green and sustainable buzzwords in retail advertising.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jan 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the US-China trade deal offers little relief to apparel firms, organisers of denim trade show Kingpins have lambasted the cotton industry for making too many claims of sustainability with no clear agreement on what the word means, and US apparel giant VF Corp is reviewing options for it workwear brands.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Jan 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at some of the biggest challenges set to face apparel brands and retailers in the year ahead, the US and China sign the long-anticipated 'Phase One' trade agreement, the Myanmar Government begins its bi-annual review of the country's minimum wage, and we explore what changes are likely under Nike's new CEO John Donahoe.


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 Jan 2020

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Top stories this week on just-style see industry experts explain the urgent need for the clothing sector to embrace Industry 4.0, PVH Corp is selling its Speedo North America swimwear business to Pentland Group, and the US is urged to sanction China over the ongoing human rights situation in Xinjiang.


From Field to Shelf – Global apparel prices rise under Trump's trade war 23 Dec 2019

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An effect of the US-China trade war is that prices on imports into the US have gone up. But not just those from China – the cost of apparel sold to American importers from countries other than China has also risen. Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, ponders the implications.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Dec 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how China tariffs continue to weigh on US apparel imports, manufacturing giant Crystal International Group develops denim fabric made from cutting room scraps, and a fire at a sweater factory in Bangladesh has resulted in one death and left several others injured.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Dec 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style see the Chinese government increase efforts to boost investment in the textile industries of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, a new five-year plan from Guess that includes moving production out of China to mitigate China tariffs, and J.Crew has agreed terms for the spinoff and initial public offering (IPO) of its Madewell brand. 


Top stories on just-style in November... 29 Nov 2019

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Top stories on just-style in November included an interview with Jeff Streader, managing director of Go Global Retail, on his vision to build brands in partnership with garment makers as strategic investors; a look at the new Runway Kit startup from Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings, and the move by Amazon to disclose the names and addresses of suppliers of its own-brand products.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Nov 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by reports covering Bangladesh and Africa, with an update on how African manufacturers are trying to integrate sustainability into their textile and fashion supply chains and how better logistics in Bangladesh is crucial if the country is to grow its garment and textile sector. Elsewhere, we took a look at the top ten trends shaping the global fashion industry.


From Field to Shelf – Sustainability is fast fashion’s Achilles heel 22 Nov 2019

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Fast Fashion may be a successful way of operating in today's hyper-competitive market, but it has a glaring weakness: sustainability. Moreover, two aspects of sustainability – environmental impact and worker well-being – are often buried under greenwashed marketing and feel-good statistics. And according to Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, that's where the seeds of fast fashion's demise have taken root.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Nov 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at two potential windows of opportunity for the East African cotton-to-clothing supply chain, the EU's looming decision on whether it is pulling Cambodia's duty-free trade benefit, Amazon's release of supplier lists for its own brand products, and the move by MAS Holdings to open a new factory in Kenya.


Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Nov 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include plans by Adidas to discontinue production at its Speedfactories in both Germany and the US next year, a look at how the availability of domestically-made textile inputs remains a major problem for clothing manufacturers in Vietnam, and stakeholders of Bangladesh's denim industry are urged to conduct responsible business practices.


Top stories this week on just-style... 8 Nov 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include the Runway Kit start-up from Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings, which offers low minimum order quantities (MOQs) for small and medium-sized fashion firms, an in-depth look the new M&A model from Go Global Retail in which garment factories are strategic investors, and the addition of Digital Product Identities (IDs) on tens of millions of Ralph Lauren products to provide supply chain insight and efficiency around orders and inventory.


Top stories on just-style in October... 1 Nov 2019

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Top stories on just-style in October included the news that Bonmarché has fallen into administration, a look at the long-term goal of Levi Strauss & Co to use only as much water as replenishes naturally wherever it is operating, plans by British surfwear brand Finisterre to package garments in marine-safe bags, and the move by the Trump administration to pause the October tariff hike.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Stage Stores 1 Nov 2019

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In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered what CEO Jim Conroy called an "outstanding" second-quarter, VF Corp has reaffirmed its full-year outlook, and Oxford Industries has posted its tenth consecutive quarter of consolidated comparable sales growth. Elsewhere, Genesco moved to a profit, while G-III Apparel Group has revised its full-year guidance in the wake of Trump's latest tariff hike. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 Oct 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include an in-depth look at apparel selling and sourcing patterns in Japan, the news that Nike CEO Mark Parker is to step down, and criticism of Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing and German clothing brand s.Oliver over the failed settlement of wage and severance payments at a former supplier in Indonesia.


From Field to Shelf – So, is near-shoring a thing? 21 Oct 2019

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Hot on the heels of a new survey into sustainable sourcing, Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc offers his take on some of the key findings – and suggests a knock-on effect will see more companies take another look at sourcing closer to the consumer.

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