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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. 


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.


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.


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.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 May 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include the Trump administration's plan to impose a 25% tariff on nearly all Chinese exports to the US, Fast Retailing's decision to name all 242 of its garment supplier factories, a new Forward Fashion corporate responsibility strategy from PVH Corp, and the winners of the Texprocess Innovation Award. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 May 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact of the China tariff war on US textile and apparel manufacturing, how shifting sourcing away from China to alternative production hubs in South East Asia may expose firms to a new range of risks, and a new report claims larger brands are struggling to scale up their environmental and social initiatives.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 May 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a warning by a military security expert that the international clothing industry must take a holistic and assertive approach to detecting and fighting threats within the supply chain, Primark has defended its position following allegations that workers at its supplier factories in Bangladesh were dismissed for taking part in protests over low wages, and China has promised to help Cambodia should the European Union press forward with plans to pull the Everything but Arms trade benefit.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a step-by-step look at moves to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh on the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, H&M is listing production details on all garments, and Gap suggests separating its sourcing and tech/IT systems could be one of the biggest sticking points in the planned spin-off of its Old Navy brand.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how clothing manufacturers in El Salvador are seeking to solidify their focus on underwear exports, a new report has called for bold policies to foster the move to a circular fashion economy, HanesBrands has confirmed it is to close its sock manufacturing plant in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Berghaus is making a major investment in its product and innovation team to boost speed to market. 


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the arguments for and against re-shoring apparel production, ten supply chain risk predictions for 2019, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative, and Debenhams finally falling into administration.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include an interview with Andrew Olah, founder of the denim trade show Kingpins, on why all exhibiting denim mills need to meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards; a look at why the Bangladeshi government is "shockingly unready" to take over the work of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety; and steps by US apparel giant VF Corp to spin-off its jeanswear business.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Mar 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how to get colour right while simultaneously managing costs, the launch of a free global map of garment factories worldwide, a new garment factory safety scheme in Bangladesh, and the move by US apparel giant PVH Corp to take back control of its Tommy Hilfiger business in Central and South East Asia.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Mar 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by China, with a look at the impact of an environmental protection tax on the country's textile production, and an Op-Ed from Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), on the consequences of President Trump's "flawed" trade strategy. Meanwhile, the United Nations has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion,' and a new tool is being developed to enable greater traceability in garment supply chains.


Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Mar 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how Bangladesh's US$30bn clothing industry is seeking to establish a reputation for environmental excellence by investing in so-called green factories, Primark launches its first range of jeans made with 100% sustainable cotton, and the UK has set out tariffs on clothing imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Top stories this week on just-style... 8 Mar 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a "defensive" move by The Children's Place and Gap Inc to acquire Gymboree's namesake, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack brands, a blockchain pilot could pave the way for a new end-to-end traceability solution for organic cotton, and struggling British department store chain Debenhams issues a fresh profit warning.


Top stories this week on just-style... 1 Mar 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how changes in minimum wage rates are likely to be of significant concern to apparel brands and retailers sourcing from Southeast Asia in the year ahead, US President Donald Trump says he will delay the increase tariffs on US$200bn of Chinese exports, and UK footwear group Clarks names Giorgio Presca as its new CEO.

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