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Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Jan 2021

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Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on apparel industry challenges and opportunities in 2021, and a look at four major changes manufacturers must make to ensure they survive and thrive after Covid-19. Elsewhere, VF Corp is rejigging its Asian sourcing operations, concerns continue to mount over potential Vietnam tariffs, and Marks & Spencer buys the Jaeger fashion brand out of administration.


Top stories this week on just-style... 8 Jan 2021

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how a ban on solid waste imports into China could lead to challenges for the recycled polyester market, and an analysis of the various sourcing factors affecting the choice of apparel sourcing destinations. The first working week of 2021 has also seen the Fair Labor Association (FLA) ban its affiliates from sourcing from and producing in China's Xinjiang region, while the US retail sector has warned tariffs on imports of Vietnamese goods would hike consumer prices.


Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2020... 23 Dec 2020

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In this year-end roundup, we take a look at the top news pieces on just-style in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic dominated coverage, in particular, the impact on factories as retailers moved to cancel orders when governments across the globe forced stores to close as part of measures to curb the virus. Elsewhere, concerns over forced labour in supply chains with links to China's Xinjiang region grew.


Top 20 comment articles on just-style in 2020... 23 Dec 2020

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The most-read comment articles on just-style in 2020 were dominated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, sustainability issues, Brexit, and how digital technologies can help reshape supply chain sustainability and enhance transparency.


Top stories on just-style in December... 23 Dec 2020

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Top stories on just-style in December include a look at ten themes that will shape the fashion sector's priorities for the year ahead, an interview with Cüneyt Yavuz, CEO of Turkish denim giant Mavi, and how Adidas is mulling strategic alternatives for Reebok. The month also saw the demise of Bonmarché, the Arcadia Group, and Debenhams, while the owner of UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group said he feels the company is being punished over scrutiny of the Leicester garment supply chain.


Top 20 analysis articles on just-style in 2020... 22 Dec 2020

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In this year-end roundup, we take a look at the top analysis pieces on just-style in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic inevitably dominated the coverage, while exploitation in Leicester's garment industry, new manufacturing models, trade, and sourcing trends also featured.


Top interviews on just-style in 2020... 21 Dec 2020

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Among the industry executives who spoke exclusively with just-style in 2020 were Ranjan Mahtani, chairman and CEO at Epic Group; Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer at H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub; Hirdaramani group director Nikhil Hirdaramani; and Stanley Szeto, executive chairman of fashion supply chain manager Lever Style.


Top stories this week on just-style... 18 Dec 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include a comparative ranking of the purchasing practices of fashion brands and retailers in Australia, and how US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is being urged to issue a region-wide ban on cotton imports from the entire Uyghur Region. This week has also seen wet processing identified as the weak link in fashion supply chains, and Adidas confirm it is exploring strategic alternatives for Reebok.


From Field to Shelf – The outlook for the future is hazy and grey 11 Dec 2020

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The population of many major countries around the world is ageing. The big question for industry consultant Robert Antoshak is how will this affect consumer purchasing power – especially for clothing?


Top stories this week on just-style... 11 Dec 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at why the Arcadia Group collapsed, and how garment workers across the supply chains of major brands and retailers are going hungry amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This week has also seen the European Union and Germany pledge EUR113m (US$136.6m) to help the Bangladesh government support vulnerable garment workers, and VF Corp has opened its first multi-brand store.


Top stories this week on just-style... 4 Dec 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at ten themes that will shape the fashion sector's priorities for the year ahead, and how the US has enforced a new order that detains the entry of cotton and cotton products produced by China's Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC). This week has also seen the demise of Debenhams and Arcadia, which owns the Topshop and Dorothy Perkins brands, while manufacturing activity in China continues to surge.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how TAL Apparel is reinventing the face mask, according to CEO Roger Lee, and how Hong Kong is evolving into a leading sourcing and digital supply-chain services hub. A project aimed at improving communication between workers and managers in Gap Inc garment supplier factories has also boosted production efficiency, and Adidas has fallen off the Dow Jones Sustainability Index after a 20-year run.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at what the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact means for the apparel sector, and how a new textile-to-textile recycling process brings the industry closer to a closed loop for clothing. Four brands have been embroiled in allegations of worker abuse at garment supplier factories in India, and sales at US clothing retailers declined in October.


From Field to Shelf – Will a troubled presidential transition add to apparel industry woes? 16 Nov 2020

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The US apparel industry faces many problems these days – not least of which are a potentially turbulent transition to the Biden Administration and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. By industry consultant Robert Antoshak, and Fashion+Sustainability advisor Thomasine Dolan Dow.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at concerns over the rising number of fakes entering the US, and an interview with Vivek Ramachandran, CEO of HSBC's new apparel business-to-business platform Serai. Elsewhere, VF Corp has struck a US$2.1bn deal to buy Supreme, and the UK's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) will take effect from 1 January 2021.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the UK's second lockdown is set to cost non-essential retail GBP6.8bn (US$8.8bn), while US apparel imports continued to climb in September on the month prior. Elsewhere, manufacturing activity in China surged to a near-decade high in October, and UK retailer Marks & Spencer has reported its first-ever loss as a publicly-listed company.


Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Oct 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how apparel retailers are continuing to squeeze their suppliers on prices and payment schedules, while European clothing and textile companies are facing tighter restrictions on their use of potentially harmful chemicals. Elsewhere, brands could be sitting on their next supply chain with 82% of textile waste actually resalable, and Mostafiz Uddin, owner and managing director of Denim Expert, explains the importance of trust in the fashion industry.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Oct 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include a decision by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to end all field-level activities in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) amid ongoing reports of forced labour abuses. H&M, Nike, and Gap are among a number of major apparel companies asked to give evidence at a UK inquiry exploring links to XUAR supply chains. Elsewhere, six factory workers have died at a garment factory in Pakistan, and a new report explains why textile waste must become the fashion industry's new raw material.


From Field to Shelf – US political divisions complicate fashion's future 20 Oct 2020

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Forecasting the future is always difficult. But during days of extreme challenges, a look ahead is more important than ever. Here, industry consultant Robert Antoshak shares his thoughts on American politics, the economy, and the outlook for the future.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Oct 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at why the global leather industry is calling for a review of the Higg Materials Sustainability Index, and how business is getting back on track at the Utexa yarn mill in Honduras. Elsewhere, findings from a new survey show Bangladeshi garment workers are still feeling the impact of the coronavirus crisis, and VF reshuffles management at its core and emerging brands.


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Oct 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include concerns that a proposed Section 301 investigation on Vietnam could lead to new punitive duties on US imports from the country, and three ways the global garment industry can build back better for workers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Elsewhere, H&M Group, PVH Corp and Wrangler are among five fashion brands working on a circular alternative to virgin cotton, and the US has marked China as a global hotspot for goods made using forced labour.


Top stories this week on just-style... 2 Oct 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how Malaysia's footwear and apparel industry is still struggling to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the challenges related to scaling innovations in closed loop cellulosic recycling. Elsewhere, Ralph Lauren is among 3,500 companies that have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its imposition of tariffs on Chinese made goods, and H&M Group is to close about 250 stores next year.


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 Sep 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include the United States is moving forward with legislation that would effectively ban cotton imports from China’s Xinjiang province, and an interview with Allen Zhang, president of viscose fibre producer Sateri, on why Covid-19 has highlighted the need for an agile supply chain. Elsewhere, Ralph Lauren Corporation is restructuring with plans to slash its global workforce, and Uniqlo is to launch a new collection scheme for its unwanted apparel. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 18 Sep 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include H&M Group cutting ties with a Xinjiang yarn mill following allegations it was engaged in forced labour, while five new US detention orders have been issued on cotton and apparel from the region. Turkey's clothing manufacturing sector has reached an agreement with brand buyers regarding late payments, and Next Plc is to acquire a majority stake in the UK business of Victoria's Secret.


From Field to Shelf – Should the denim industry worry about knitwear? 15 Sep 2020

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Anecdotal evidence suggests consumer demand for mass-market jeans has plummeted during the Covid pandemic. In contrast, demand for knitwear – including cotton T-shirts, knitted shirts and sweatpants – has increased as comfort becomes king. Robert Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc, crunches the numbers to find out more.


Top stories this week on just-style... 11 Sep 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the Trump Administration is mulling a ban on all-cotton from Xinjiang, and how a new model could help buyers predict unauthorised subcontracting. Elsewhere, US apparel imports rose month-on-month in July as retailers continued to reopen stores and resume business, and H&M's Cos fashion label launches an online clothing resale platform.


Top stories this week on just-style... 4 Sep 2020

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Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on some of the risks at stake when sourcing from garment factories in Myanmar, why Bangladesh's apparel exporters are thinking of broadening their focus to include buyers in Southeast Asia, optimism that Vietnam's apparel supply chain will emerge strengthened from the Covid-19 crisis, and an analysis of what a US-UK trade deal might mean for apparel.


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

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Among the top stories on just-style this week were six key considerations for restarting the fashion supply chain and addressing sustainability in a post-pandemic world, the top 10 challenges facing US companies in China, new research that suggests brands and retailers must collaborate with their value chains to try to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and what a US-UK trade deal might mean for apparel.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the future of fashion supply chains amid the changing face of fashion retailing, and an analysis on how the impact of Covid-19 on US apparel supplier countries is starting to become evident. Elsewhere, Marks & Spencer is to axe 7,000 jobs, and a new report outlines why circular business models are key to building back better.


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

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Top stories this week on just-style include an insight into new patterns of world textiles and apparel trade, and claims that garment workers might have been underpaid by almost US$6bn during the Covid-19 pandemic. Elsewhere, investors are being urged to mitigate risks regarding potential links to China's Xinjiang region, and Cambodia's benefits under the EU's Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme have been partially withdrawn.

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