484 results in the archive - showing page 1 of 17

Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Dec 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on Decathlon's environmental labelling initiative; how executives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark have responded to questions by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments; and a US$5m investment by industrial thread maker Coats in new digital thread dyeing technology.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at reports of poor working conditions, low wages, modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK garment industry, German sporting goods giant Adidas and UK retailer Marks and Spencer top a new human rights benchmark, and J Crew announces the sudden departure of its CEO James Brett.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the ongoing 'trade war' between the US and China could increase the number of American apparel brands shifting their sourcing away from Chinese suppliers, an interview with Pamela Mar, director of sustainability at the Fung Group, and Vietnam becoming the seventh country to ratify CPTPP – or TPP-11.


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the volume of US apparel imports saw a downturn month-on-month in September as the back-to-school season came to an end, the latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements, and how M&S' supply chain is getting a revamp to boost growth.


Top stories this week on just-style... 2 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact that losing preferential trade access to the European Union (EU) would have on the clothing industries in Cambodia and Myanmar, how Vietnam's textile and garment exports have increased by more than 17% in the first nine months of the year, and why the relentless pressure from buyers to reduce costs is raising the risk of disruption, and environmental and human catastrophe? in their supply chains.


Top stories on just-style in October... 1 Nov 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in October were dominated by coverage from the 34th World Fashion Convention in Maastricht where speakers addressed the theme 'Building a Smart Future Fashion'. Meanwhile, Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, takes a close look at what NAFTA 2.0 means for apparel sourcing, and Sara Bermúdez, head of product safety management and environmental sustainability at Esprit tells just-style why the Hong-Kong listed firm is rethinking every step of the fashion lifecycle.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by US apparel giant VF Corp as the company moved to quell concerns the trade war between the US and China could be worrisome for its business, and vice president of public affairs Scott Deitz gave a keynote speech at the recent IAF World Fashion Convention. Meanwhile, the EU-Vietnam trade pact edges closer to ratification and embattled US department store retailer Sears faces a fraud lawsuit filed by one of its clothing suppliers.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include H&M hitting back at claims it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing", a look at how nimble new players are building a smart future for fashion, and speakers at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how Gap's brands are able to significantly cut down on lead times, what 'see now, buy now' means for the supply chain, Pakistan leads August growth in US apparel imports, and another three parks dedicated to textile and garment production are to be opened in Ethiopia.


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include in a change in who collects payroll taxes in China – a move that could lead to higher costs for factories, the challenges of closing the loop in the fashion industry, and the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).


Top stories on just-style in September... 1 Oct 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in September included a 51% minimum wage increase for garment workers in Bangladesh, a comparison of the labour costs across the world's top 25 clothing supply countries, President Trump' decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, and an interview with head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation Douwe Jan Joustra.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include major Chinese textile firms stepping up sourcing and investment plans in Ethiopia, H&M hits back at campaigners alleging the brand is falling short of its responsibility to protect workers in its supply chain through compensation, and campaigners express outrage at the Bangladesh Government's decision to raise the minimum worker wage by 51%.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include President Trump' decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation Douwe Jan Joustra shares his vision for circular fashion with just-style, and Gap launches a high-performance men's apparel brand that features fabrics made with renewable and recycled fibres.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include fears that the latest tariff threat by President Trump would be bad news for the retail sector; garment manufacturers in Haiti are optimistic that the sector can continue expanding in size; US apparel manufacturer HanesBrands investing more than US$10m in El Salvador; and advice on how to build a balanced apparel sourcing strategy.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a comparison of the labour costs across the world's top 25 clothing supply countries, Nike becomes the latest company to join an online map linking leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance, and the US apparel and footwear industry welcomes the passage of the long-awaited Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act.


Top stories on just-style in August... 3 Sep 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in August included the first roadmaps from members of the German-based partnership for Sustainable Textiles, an interview with Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong apparel giant TAL Group, a look at the knock-on impact of Myanmar's refugee problem on the country's garment export sector, and the latest sourcing trends from the MAGIC trade show.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Aug 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the knock-on impact of Myanmar's refugee problem on the country's garment export sector, the US reaching a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico that could replace NAFTA, the latest sourcing trends from the MAGIC trade show, and results of a new study that found 83% of women working in Bangladesh's garment industry are subject to sexual harassment in factories.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Aug 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include an interview with Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong-based apparel giant TAL Group; the first roadmaps from members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles; a commitment from Walmart to achieving zero waste in key operations by 2025; and the results of a survey suggesting a sustainability score or labelling system would encourage consumers to purchase sustainable fashion.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Aug 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style this week include at look at the implications of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China, VF Corp's plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses, and the shadow cast by the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis on Myanmar's thriving garment exports.


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 Aug 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by an exclusive update from Hong Kong, including a look at how the territory is emerging as a new hub for sustainable innovation, and the opening of its first mill in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel. Other highlights focused on threats by China to impose new tariffs of up to 25% on around $60bn of US imports, bringing clothing into the fray for the first time; and Fung Group investing US$35m in Indian B2B e-commerce company ShopX.


Top stories on just-style in July... 2 Aug 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in the month of July included the US government's move to up the ante in its trade war with China, a look at Abercrombie & Fitch's new "learning labs," the ten worst countries in the world for worker rights, plans by Decathlon to significantly reduce its polyester impact, and why knowing who makes up your supply chain is a vital first step in tackling sustainability.


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Jul 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the new re:source suite of apparel sourcing tools developed by the team here at just-style, our first report to utilise these new tools 'Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2023,' how Chinese manufacturing factories are lagging behind on environmental compliance, and a new $50m US denim mill preparing to ramp up its operations ahead of full commercial production at the beginning of next year.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Jul 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the US clothing industry is mulling tactics to tackle the Trump administration's tariffs, how Adidas is ramping up its sustainability drive with plans to phase out the use of virgin polyester over the next six years, and the top sourcing concerns for the US fashion industry.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Jul 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for worker rights, how apparel firms must move towards "responsible automation", why knowing who makes up your supply chain is a vital first step to tackling sustainability, and Nike's appointment of company veteran Noel Kinder as sustainability chief.


Top stories on just-style in June... 2 Jul 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style in the month of June included an interview with Esquel Group CEO John Cheh discussing the Hong Kong-based manufacturer's new $313.3m eco-friendly production complex, Marks & Spencer names Cath Kidson's Michelle Ojulah as head of kids buying, accusations against Nike and Adidas for paying poverty wages to those making kit for the World Cup, and Walmart, H&M and Gap Inc come under fire for gender-based violence in Asia factories.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Jun 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the implications for the US cotton sector after the fibre got caught in the tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China; the disconnect between buying departments and compliance teams when it comes to costing labour in price negotiations; an inquiry launched by the UK Government into the social and environmental impact of 'fast fashion'; and suggestions for tackling forced labour in apparel supply chains.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Jun 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by news regarding US President Donald Trump. These include an updated timeline of the President's key trade milestones, his claim that Canadians are smuggling shoes across the border to avoid paying tariffs, and the threat of additional tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."


Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Jun 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the level of supply chain risk faced by European retail companies with international suppliers increased in the first quarter, accusations against Nike and Adidas for paying poverty wages to those making kit for the World Cup, and how e-commerce companies like Amazon are redefining global shipping.


Top stories this week on just-style... 8 Jun 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories this week on just-style include an interview with Esquel Group CEO John Cheh discussing the Hong Kong-based brand's new $313.3m manufacturing complex, a look at how Guatemala expects to double its apparel export growth this year, the implementation of the new Bangladesh 'Transition Accord', and H&M's holograms designed to enhance online shopping.


Top stories on just-style in May... 4 Jun 2018

Column: Top stories on just-style

Top stories for the month of April on just-style include a look at Li & Fung's plans to create its first fully-digital T-shirt supply chain, CEO Spencer Fung's thoughts on the evolving goalposts of digitalisation, 12 material innovations for a sustainable future, and a big-picture overview of the state of the EU textile and apparel industry and trade.

1

3

4

...