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

Column: From Field to Shelf

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.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include the Trump administration's decision to delay the October hike on China tariffs, a look at the steps required to source successfully in Vietnam, Levi Strauss's long-term ambition to slash water use, and Lululemon launches an investigation into labour abuse allegations at a supplier factory in Bangladesh.


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

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Top stories this week include the latest monthly update on US apparel imports, which shows a dramatic fall in shipments from the three Central American countries that are the largest suppliers of clothing to the US – Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras; a look at why China could benefit most from an extension to the UK's no-deal Brexit temporary tariffs; and the first in a series of articles focusing on profitability benchmarking for fashion companies. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 4 Oct 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Vidalia Mills' vision to build a transparent and sustainable denim manufacturing chain in the US, M&S has admitted it is 18 months behind schedule on a turnaround of its clothing business, the US has got the green light to impose tariffs on US$7.5bn in EU imports including clothing, and US fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Top stories on just-style in September... 1 Oct 2019

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Top stories on just-style in September included an interview with Dr Rubana Huq, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), a look at how Rwanda is stepping into Africa's apparel sourcing mix with a new export-led garment factory quickly making up for lost time, the news that President Trump agreed to delay the 1 October tariff increase, the challenges of sub-Saharan Africa as an apparel sourcing hub, and Gap and Old Navy outlined their strategies ahead of next year's spin off. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Sep 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Rwanda is stepping into Africa's apparel sourcing mix with a new export-led garment factory quickly making up for lost time, a new study claims social audits fail "spectacularly" to protect garment workers, and Uniqlo is partnering with materials maker Toray Industries to produce clothing made from recycled down and fabric.


US Q2 in brief – Stage Stores, J.Crew, Oxford Industries 18 Sep 2019

Column: Retail roundup

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Oxford Industries has posted its tenth consecutive quarter of consolidated comparable sales growth, 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. Elsewhere, American Eagle Outfitters has booked a record US$1.04bn in total net revenue. 


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Urban Outfitters is shifting sourcing to other countries to mitigate the impact of US tariffs on imports from China, the news that President Trump has agreed to delay a planned tariff increase by two weeks, and new research suggesting all supply chains linked to China are at risk of having an association with forced labour.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style saw the US and China go ahead with threats to impose new levies on each other's imports, an interview with Dr Rubana Huq, the new president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), and a look at the next steps for the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Elsewhere, a new survey shows countries with the lowest production costs are the ones whose garment suppliers are most commonly squeezed when it comes to pricing.


Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Aug 2019

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There have been more twists and turns in the tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China, with coverage again dominating just-style's top stories this week. President Trump hiked tariffs on about US$550bn worth of Chinese imports – including all clothing and footwear – by a further 5% earlier this week, prompting a letter from the US footwear industry urging the President to cancel the rise, set to take effect on 1 September. Elsewhere, Chinese industrialists are eyeing potential investments in Ethiopia's Dire Dawa Industrial Park, and a number of fashion brands are reviewing their stance on sourcing from Myanmar.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Aug 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style continue to be dominated by the US-China tariff war. With research showing more than three-quarters of all apparel and footwear products imported into the US from China will be hit with the additional 10% tariff, we've taken an updated look at the products on the hit-list. And while the US cotton industry appears to be paying the price for Trump's actions, the intensifying saga is proving to be an opportunity for some larger Chinese clothing manufacturing firms. 


From Field to Shelf – US cotton pays the price for Trump's trade war 20 Aug 2019

Column: From Field to Shelf

There have always been daunting challenges for the US cotton industry – only now the stakes are higher thanks to US trade policy. And even if there's a truce in the US-China trade war, permanent damage may have already been done, according to industry consultant Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Aug 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include a two-part series examining why and how garment factories should become retailers, a look at the innovative new concepts starting to shape next-generation fashion supply chains, and the US tariff saga continues to unravel with tariffs on some apparel and footwear items now delayed until 15 December. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Aug 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style continue to be dominated by the punitive 10% tariff soon to be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China – including all textiles, apparel and footwear. We take a look at how some brands are mitigating the potential impact of the new tariffs, and how China's upstream fibre, yarn and fabric producers are ramping up production ahead of a possible slowdown. Primark has also suspended sourcing with several suppliers in Bangladesh after discovering breaches to its Code of Conduct.


Top stories this week on just-style... 2 Aug 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include a tweet from President Trump announcing that a punitive 10% tariff will be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China – including all textiles, apparel and footwear – beginning 1 September, China's continuing dominance of international textile industry, and a warning that a recent increase in "illegal" strikes in Cambodia could lead to a loss of confidence from buyers.


US Q1 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Cherokee Global Brands 1 Aug 2019

Column: Retail roundup

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp has raised its fiscal 2020 outlook, Cherokee Global Brands booked a mixed first quarter and announced it will officially rebrand to Apex Global Brands, Destination Maternity reported a challenging start to the year amid the news Marla Ryan will step down as CEO, while PVH Corp saw profits slip. Dick's Sporting Goods enjoyed higher sales as did Footlocker. 


From Field to Shelf – Trade wars hit as apparel loses its appeal 30 Jul 2019

Column: From Field to Shelf

The trade struggle between the US and China coincides with a changing apparel market that is getting more complicated and confusing to navigate, writes Robert P Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include the results of a new survey that found 83% of US fashion sourcing executives plan to source less from China over the next two years, a look at the expansion of an innovative new mill in Hong Kong that upcycles textile waste into yarns, the danger of compliance becoming a box-ticking exercise, and a new chemical management app that offers an at-a-glance view of chemical use in global supply chains.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Jul 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Marks & Spencer's journey to sourcing more sustainable cotton, new sustainability commitments from Zara owner Inditex, China's changing role as the clothes sourcing go-to, and new guidelines to help firms tackle waste, pollution and harmful practices in jeans production.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for worker rights, how Tunisia is underpinning its success as a jeans supplier, and forecasts for online shopping to double to more than 50% of UK retail sales in the next decade.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how potential new tarrifs on virtually all US imports from China could hit US apparel trade, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) moves closer to coming into force, and Li & Fung sells a stake in its logistics business as plans for a proposed spin-off IPO of the segment are postponed.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Jun 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include the imminent signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on Sunday (30 June), a look at how brands and retailers can guard against modern slavery in fashion supply chains, and the likelihood that India's new government will increase the country's minimum wage rates.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Jun 2019

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Top stories this week on just-style include increasing concern over several worker rights issues in Myanmar, steps the UK government is taking to tackle the growing environmental footprint of the fashion industry, an in-depth look at how the escalating tariff war is weighing on China's textile and apparel exports to the US, and plans by Gap Inc's Banana Republic brand to switch to foam-dyed indigo yarn.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Jun 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the steps G-III Apparel is considering to offset the impact of the ongoing trade war between the US and China, the response from a number of apparel brands criticised for failing to pay a living wage to supply chain workers, and Delta Galil's acquisition of Hong Kong-based intimate apparel manufacturer The Bogart Group.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Jun 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the fast fashion industry can exploit lessons gleaned from the automotive sector; why Morrions is not yet taken seriously by UK clothing shoppers; the withdrawal of India's US GSP preferential trade status; and PVH Corp inks a five-year Calvin Klein Jeans license with G-III Apparel Group.


Top stories on just-style in May... 5 Jun 2019

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Top stories on just-style in May included the launch of a new dashboard to track global garment sector wages, the Trump administration moving forward on threats to impose a 25% tariff on nearly all Chinese exports to the United States, Walmart pledging to tackle social risk in its apparel supply chain in Bangladesh, and Fast Retailing naming all 242 of its garment supplier factories.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 May 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include some number crunching on the global market for sustainable apparel – including the top sellers, products and pricing strategies; why we're looking at a significant readjustment of trade relations between the US and China; the withdrawal of Turkey's US GSP preferential trade status; and concerns have again been raised at the mass dismissals of garment workers in Bangladesh.


From Field to Shelf – Welcome to Trade Wars. I wish it were only a movie 30 May 2019

Column: From Field to Shelf

We're looking at a significant readjustment of trade relations between the US and China. Get used to it, writes Robert P Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc.


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.


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity 23 May 2019

Column: Retail roundup

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.

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