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

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the textile and apparel products that would be most affected by NAFTA's termination, how changing interests and preferences among younger consumers are placing new demands on the cotton industry, the fall in US apparel imports as the back-to-school season comes to an end, and progress by Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Tekstil on its sustainability goals.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Debenhams'ongoing turnaround strategy has taken its toll on full-year earnings, Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style why the value fashion chain chooses not to openly set targets for it sustainability and ethical commitments, the Mauritius' clothing sector faces tough times and fresh challenges, and US-based fibre producer Invista is to sell its Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra brand.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include at look at why industry stakeholders should start working together to improve production processes to meet demands from more environmentally-conscious consumers, a decision to end the tenures of the Bangladesh Accord and Alliance next year, and the launch of a sportswear subscription service by Under Armour. 


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include the signing of America's first contract to supply US-grown textile grade hemp for use in apparel production, the news Amazon may be working with some of the world's biggest athletic apparel suppliers ahead of a move into sportswear, Levi Strauss named as having the greenest supply chain in China, and Target turning to technology to speed up factory inspections in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Oct 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why retailers struggle to keep up with disruptive change, calls for more fashion brands to sign up to the new Bangladesh Accord, Haiti's apparel sector emerging as one of the main beneficiaries of a Caribbean trade programme, and India's Apparel Export Promotion Council's new GST package that it says will give "immediate relief" to the country's apparel and exports sector.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Oct 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include the European Union (EU) overtaking Japan as the largest importer of garments manufactured in Myanmar, criticism of the progress by big brands in using sustainable cotton, US department store retailer Target Corp pledging to source 100% sustainable cotton by 2022, and how discount/mass-market retailers and suppliers of commodity products can survive in a declining market.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Sep 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the implications of Trump's trade policy for the textile and apparel industry, an update on minimum wages in Cambodia and Vietnam, a new report that reveals 22 countries still use children in cotton and garment production, and SuperGroup's plans to rebrand as Superdry Plc.


Global news roundup 27 Sep 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... 22 Sep 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the myth of fast fashion's 'circular economy', China's indispensable role as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, how discounter Lidl is making money on its latest fashion range, and a new recycled natural leather product developed by Nike. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Sep 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a major breakthrough in the journey towards a closed loop for textiles, a roundup of the latest 'Kingpins Goes to D.C.' panel discussion, a deep dive into unlocking digitisation's potential in apparel sourcing, and the leading global apparel and textile names who feature among this year's top sustainability performers.


Global news roundup 14 Sep 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' August 2017 sales roundup 8 Sep 2017

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August proved a slightly more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures as same-store sales came in ahead of expectations, but bankruptcies, store closures, anaemic earnings growth, and the looming spectre of Amazon continue to cast a pall over the group with all but one recording a decline.


Top stories this week on just-style... 8 Sep 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include plans by Mexico and Canada to remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) even if the US leaves, thoughts from the MAGIC trade show on how the global apparel sourcing landscape is changing, a look at Lululemon's ongoing supply chain endeavours, and a new university licensing agreement with Nike that allows access to its supplier factories.


Top stories this week on just-style... 1 Sep 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include an update on how Li & Fung's new three-year plan is already enabling smarter, faster and more effective decisions, H&M Launches an initiative to help tackle sustainable water management in Turkey, UK supply chain managers reveal their preparations for Brexit, and Amazon is reportedly conjuring up an algorithm that will allow it to identify rising trends in the fashion industry.


Top stories this week on just-style... 18 Aug 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include news that US-based men's wear producer Trybus Group is expanding its supply chain into Ethiopia, a look at why the German sustainable textiles scheme is losing members, Vietnam's minimum wage is expected to rise by 6.5% next year, and US apparel giant VF Corp is to buy workwear major Williamson-Dickie for US$820m.


Top stories this week on just-style... 11 Aug 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include Primark launching its first line of clothing made using 100% sustainable cotton, the Ethiopian government lifting a ten-month state of emergency, the re-launch of American Apparel with higher prices for its 'Made in US' items, and an update on key issues for textile and apparel in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation.


US apparel retailers' July 2017 sales roundup 4 Aug 2017

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July was another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with same-store sales coming in ahead of expectations but consumer spending softening going into the key back-to-school shopping season.


Top stories this week on just-style... 4 Aug 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include the news Under Amour is to close stores and cut jobs as part of plans to build a stronger and smarter company; the CEO of VF Corp has praised the company's early progress in its five-year plan to revamp its supply chain; new figures suggest that while most buyers are paying their bills on time, some suppliers are incurring big costs on their orders; and over 80 garment workers have taken part in a hunger strike in Bangladesh.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include a plan to accelerate apparel exports to the US from El Salvador, attempts to ease increasing congestion at Bangladesh's Chittagong port, VF Corp CEO Steven Rendle taking on the additional role of chairman amid second-quarter gains, and the acquisition by Michael Kors of Jimmy Choo for US$1.2bn.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include a report on the first garment training institute opening in Cambodia, Primark's recall of thousands of men's flip flops over cancer fears, key issues for textile and apparel supply chains amid the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation, and ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Jul 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at whether or not NAFTA has been good or bad for the US textile and apparel industries, Clarks' CEO speaks with just-style about the firm's new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK, new data shows supply chains have been struggling with ethical performance this year, and we share some top tips for choosing supplier factories.


The Flanarant – Factory safety isn't the biggest risk to Bangladesh workers 13 Jul 2017

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The death of 13 people following a boiler explosion earlier this month at the Multifabs factory in Bangladesh's Gazipur district makes many of us wonder why the country's garment making sector still seems so tragically unsafe, writes Mike Flanagan. While spectacular advances have been in garment factory safety over the past four years, they have not been matched by improvements in other threats to Bangladeshi workers' lives.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include news that 11 people were killed when a boiler exploded at the Multifabs garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka in Bangladesh,  footwear group Clarks revealed details of a new manufacturing facility that will see it make shoes in the UK again, Mexican apparel makers are seeking an end to NAFTA's yarn-forward rule, while Target is tackling the issue of forced labour with worker surveys and has separately launched three new private label apparel brands.


Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Jun 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' that will run to 2021 and promises to offer new worker protections, Honduras' textiles and apparel sector raises $1.5bn as part of its multi-sector development plan, Adidas warns of coral bleaching threat with white editions of its three new Parley running shoes, and Under Armour taps former Aldo CEO, Patrik Frisk, as president and COO.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Jun 2017

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


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.

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