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Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Jun 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the potential impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on textile and apparel trade, why the number of "distressed retailers" in the US is set to continue growing, and how moves by Nike and Adidas to turbocharge their footwear supply chains are positioning them for more full-price selling and reduced input costs.


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Jun 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why now is the time to start planning to make digital part of your strategy, how brick and mortar companies cannot compete online, Sri Lanka's apparel manufacturers warn they may need more time to honour current orders, and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety suspends another six garment factories.


Global news roundup 7 Jun 2017

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


US apparel retailers' May 2017 sales roundup 2 Jun 2017

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May proved to be another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with all but one recording a decline.


Top stories this week on just-style... 2 Jun 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at a new supply chain ranking that rates H&M, Inditex and Nike as leaders, how Asos is embracing transparency on its sustainability journey, new Plan A 2025 eco and ethical targets from Marks & Spencer, and the threat of subcontracting in Cambodia's garment industry.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 May 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the biggest threats to global supply chains in 2017, Marks & Spencer admits "there is still much to do" as profits slumped by almost two-thirds, a new survey into fashion shopping habits finds consumers buy more clothes than they need and use, and Levi Strauss & Co grants US$350,000 to develop new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain.


The Flanarant – What's behind Britain’s apparent apparel export boom? 22 May 2017

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When it comes to apparel-making in Britain, there's one thing we all think we know: there isn't very much of it. But Britain's official trade statistics seem to tell a very different story, writes Mike Flanagan.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 May 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how an unexpected windfall from the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is boosting textile investment in Ethiopia, Ralph Lauren cuts more than 100 jobs as part of an ongoing turnaround strategy, House of Fraser acquires London-based premium fashion brand Issa, and Adidas is to sell its golf business in a deal valued at US$425m.


The Flanarant – An assembly-worker free apparel industry? 10 May 2017

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For the past 20 years, Western buyers have been getting lower prices by switching production to countries with exceptionally low wages. But do recent announcements from Amazon and Adidas mean automated manufacturing is going to grow? asks Mike Flanagan.


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 May 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the "bold vision" to transform Ethiopia into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers, the launch of Amazon's own own-label fashion line, Lululemon unveiling a "revolutionary" sports bra, and H&M being recognised for its leadership in advancing global supply chain transparency.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Apr 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Gap's pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel, how direct worker feedback from mobile surveys is being used to drive sourcing decisions, and Adidas partners with Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Apr 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a warning from Myanmar apparel makers that a ban on moving lorries through Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's clothing sector, the latest efforts by Amazon to embed itself deeper into the apparel industry, 12 start-ups chosen under a new global initiative to find more sustainable ways of producing fashion, and Walmart eyeing US men's clothing retailer Bonobos.


US apparel retailers' March 2017 sales roundup 7 Apr 2017

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March proved to be another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with three hurt by a later Easter and lower foot traffic.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Apr 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why sporting goods retailers are struggling despite strong growth in US sportswear sales, the latest efforts by Ralph Lauren to restructure, plans by Sri Lanka's MAS Holdings to open its first US production and development centre, and a pledge by H&M to use 100% sustainably sourced materials by 2030.


Global news roundup 5 Apr 2017

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


The Flanarant – Post-Brexit customs chaos could choke apparel trade 31 Mar 2017

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As the two-year process for Britain leaving the European Union (EU) officially got underway this week, a critical but little-discussed problem for apparel importers – especially in fast fashion – is not just the prospect of tariffs in a new customs regime, but disruption to the free flow of goods. This is the one Brexit problem the apparel industry must focus on, stresses Mike Flanagan.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Mar 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Li & Fung's new focus on speed, innovation and digitalisation, the latest advances in 3D CAD, an outline of VF Corp's latest five-year plan, and the use of big data to help apparel brands and retailers make better fitting clothes.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Mar 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at what the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership might mean for the US and EU textile and apparel industries, updates on the future fashion sourcing landscape from the Prime Source Forum conference in Hong Kong, and Walmart snapping up online fashion and accessory retailer ModCloth.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Mar 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include Marks & Spencer topping a new human rights benchmark listing, Nike retaining its position as the world's most valuable apparel brand, concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry, and Lindex launches a new collection of upcycled products.


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 Mar 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include Fast Retailing publishing the names and locations of its core Uniqlo manufacturers, a survey of Cambodia garment factories, the top ten human rights risks to supply chains in 2017, and H&M encouraging suppliers to pay workers digitally.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Mar 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include how there is potential for Bangladesh to capture the Chinese market, US President Donald Trump speaks favourably about using taxes and tariffs to boost the nation's economy, Myanmar forms a committee to discuss minimum wage, and Adidas unveils a "revolutionary" marathon shoe.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Feb 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the crackdown on Bangladesh labour activists has cost the country's garment industry around US$100m, Adidas and Burberry have been recognised for their sustainability practices, industry executives in Turkey are optimistic that better times lie ahead, and Inditex and H&M boycott the BGMEA's Dhaka Apparel Summit.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Feb 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at what a hard Brexit might mean for the UK's fashion and textile industry, the withdrawal of Polartec and Patagonia from the Outdoor Retailer show in Utah, Li & Fung being dropped from Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index, and H&M leading the Better Cotton Initiative's (BCI) 'Better Cotton league'.


Global news roundup 15 Feb 2017

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 Feb 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include plans to open one of the largest synthetic yarn production plants in Central America in Honduras, new research suggesting forced or unpaid overtime and child labour remain problems in Myanmar garment factories, and the launch of a new ocean waste Conscious collection by H&M.  


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Feb 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at Under Armour's first made-in-the-USA apparel collection and the slowdown in its fourth quarter revenue growth, the departure of Ralph Lauren CEO Larsson over differing views on the future direction of the firm, and a report on the top source countries at risk of modern slavery in the fashion supply chain.


The Flanarant – New political plans add long-term buying uncertainty 2 Feb 2017

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Seemingly endless trade-related government announcements in the US and UK throughout January were full of ideas for greater national control. But none offered a single detail that sourcing firms could use – making business planning a nightmare for buyers and potentially disrupting supply chains, says Mike Flanagan.


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Jan 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at the start to Trump's presidency, from the order to withdraw from TPP to his first speech promising to "buy American and hire American". We also list ten retail trends to watch out for in the year ahead, and news that Gap's Banana Republic chief is to leave the company.


Global news roundup 26 Jan 2017

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Jan 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at what's at stake with Trump's promises to tear up US trade agreements – thanks to a special infographic powered by re:source from just-style – the risks Brexit pose to Cambodia's textile and apparel export sector, and how Trump's potential revamp of the US tax system threatens US apparel importers and their suppliers.

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