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Top stories this week on just-style... 24 May 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the potential for additional tariffs on US apparel and footwear imports from China poses a threat to retail profitability, Arcadia Group has unveiled a rescue plan that will see the closure of 23 stores, and Kontoor Brands begins trading as an independent company following its spinoff from VF Corporation.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 May 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include the Trump administration's plan to impose a 25% tariff on nearly all Chinese exports to the US, Fast Retailing's decision to name all 242 of its garment supplier factories, a new Forward Fashion corporate responsibility strategy from PVH Corp, and the winners of the Texprocess Innovation Award. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 May 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact of the China tariff war on US textile and apparel manufacturing, how shifting sourcing away from China to alternative production hubs in South East Asia may expose firms to a new range of risks, and a new report claims larger brands are struggling to scale up their environmental and social initiatives.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 May 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a warning by a military security expert that the international clothing industry must take a holistic and assertive approach to detecting and fighting threats within the supply chain, Primark has defended its position following allegations that workers at its supplier factories in Bangladesh were dismissed for taking part in protests over low wages, and China has promised to help Cambodia should the European Union press forward with plans to pull the Everything but Arms trade benefit.


From Field to Shelf – Economic inequality and its impact on apparel demand 2 May 2019

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Our industry makes products that sell based upon discretionary spending by consumers. Clothing is essential, but it's not crucial like food or water. And we're under continuous assault from economic and societal pressures. Income inequality may seem an abstract concern for some readers, but as Robert P Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc, explains, it comes with real-world consequences.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Apr 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a step-by-step look at moves to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh on the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, H&M is listing production details on all garments, and Gap suggests separating its sourcing and tech/IT systems could be one of the biggest sticking points in the planned spin-off of its Old Navy brand.


Top stories this week on just-style... 18 Apr 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how clothing manufacturers in El Salvador are seeking to solidify their focus on underwear exports, a new report has called for bold policies to foster the move to a circular fashion economy, HanesBrands has confirmed it is to close its sock manufacturing plant in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Berghaus is making a major investment in its product and innovation team to boost speed to market. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Apr 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the arguments for and against re-shoring apparel production, ten supply chain risk predictions for 2019, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative, and Debenhams finally falling into administration.


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 Apr 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include an interview with Andrew Olah, founder of the denim trade show Kingpins, on why all exhibiting denim mills need to meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards; a look at why the Bangladeshi government is "shockingly unready" to take over the work of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety; and steps by US apparel giant VF Corp to spin-off its jeanswear business.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how to get colour right while simultaneously managing costs, the launch of a free global map of garment factories worldwide, a new garment factory safety scheme in Bangladesh, and the move by US apparel giant PVH Corp to take back control of its Tommy Hilfiger business in Central and South East Asia.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by China, with a look at the impact of an environmental protection tax on the country's textile production, and an Op-Ed from Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), on the consequences of President Trump's "flawed" trade strategy. Meanwhile, the United Nations has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion,' and a new tool is being developed to enable greater traceability in garment supply chains.


From Field to Shelf – How does slowing global economic growth affect apparel? 20 Mar 2019

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Globalisation has given apparel a good ride. But at what cost? asks Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, as he looks at how the industry will grow – or not – in the future.


US apparel retailers' February 2019 sales roundup 15 Mar 2019

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February proved a truly dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly sales, with all booking a fall in monthly comps and two announcing the end of their monthly same-store sales reports.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how Bangladesh's US$30bn clothing industry is seeking to establish a reputation for environmental excellence by investing in so-called green factories, Primark launches its first range of jeans made with 100% sustainable cotton, and the UK has set out tariffs on clothing imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a "defensive" move by The Children's Place and Gap Inc to acquire Gymboree's namesake, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack brands, a blockchain pilot could pave the way for a new end-to-end traceability solution for organic cotton, and struggling British department store chain Debenhams issues a fresh profit warning.


Top stories this week on just-style... 1 Mar 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how changes in minimum wage rates are likely to be of significant concern to apparel brands and retailers sourcing from Southeast Asia in the year ahead, US President Donald Trump says he will delay the increase tariffs on US$200bn of Chinese exports, and UK footwear group Clarks names Giorgio Presca as its new CEO.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a call for the UK government to introduce legislation to require fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across their supply chains, how cost is slowing the move to a more sustainable denim world, and a decision on the future of the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is postponed until April.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a four-point guide to help brands source responsibly from Myanmar, the European Union starts the process that could temporarily suspend Cambodia's duty-free trade benefits, the United Nations calls for a fast resolution of the trade dispute between the US and China, and Debenhams is to develop a new strategic sourcing partnership with global sourcing giant Li & Fung.


From Field to Shelf – Using data to rank top apparel supplier countries 14 Feb 2019

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In a changing and uncertain world, data across a range of metrics for individual production countries has a key role to play in decision-making. Here Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc compares labour, production and import prices across the top 25 suppliers of apparel.


US apparel retailers' January 2019 sales roundup 11 Feb 2019

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January saw little New Year cheer for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly sales, with only one booking a rise in monthly comps. All posted net sales declines of at least 18% during the period.  


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include coverage of a new survey that claims home-based garment workers in India are exploited by major fashion retailers, a look at why the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is expected to provide a boost to Egypt's garment industry, and the certification of Pakistan's first organic cotton bale as the first step to an organic cotton supply chain in the country


Top stories this week on just-style... 1 Feb 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week included a look at how Myanmar is counting on Taiwan to support the country with capacity building and technical assistance, an analysis of why tariff barriers remain a key challenge for apparel sourcing, and a look at the potential for hemp in apparel and related issues for the supply chain. 


Top stories on just-style in January... 1 Feb 2019

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Top stories on just-style in January were dominated by our Outlook 2019 insights, with readers keen to see what 2019 has in store for the apparel industry. Also popular was news that Bangladesh's government has vowed to revisit the minimum wages for some ready-made garment workers, the inauguration of two more industrial parks in Ethiopia, Chinese clothing companies are investing in Egypt to try to avoid Trump's tariffs, PVH Corp has shaken up its Calvin Klein business, and Li & Fung hired its first chief digital officer.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the ethical and quality implications of shifting sourcing away from China to other less mature markets; Nike, Levi Strauss, and Walmart are among firms moving towards "net positive" supply chains; Li & Fung has hired its first chief digital officer; and fast fashion demand in Europe is continuing to drive the growth of Morocco's clothing sector.


Top stories this week on just-style... 18 Jan 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by just-style's Outlook 2019 insights, with readers keen to see what 2019 has in store for the apparel industry. Also popular was news that Bangladesh's government has vowed to revisit the minimum wages for some ready-made garment workers, European business associations have urged the European Council to approve the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and The North Face revealed a breakthrough in breathable waterproof fabric.


US apparel retailers' December 2018 sales roundup 11 Jan 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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