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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.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a call for the UK government to introduce legislation to require fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across their supply chains, how cost is slowing the move to a more sustainable denim world, and a decision on the future of the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is postponed until April.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include a four-point guide to help brands source responsibly from Myanmar, the European Union starts the process that could temporarily suspend Cambodia's duty-free trade benefits, the United Nations calls for a fast resolution of the trade dispute between the US and China, and Debenhams is to develop a new strategic sourcing partnership with global sourcing giant Li & Fung.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include coverage of a new survey that claims home-based garment workers in India are exploited by major fashion retailers, a look at why the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is expected to provide a boost to Egypt's garment industry, and the certification of Pakistan's first organic cotton bale as the first step to an organic cotton supply chain in the country


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

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Top stories on just-style this week included a look at how Myanmar is counting on Taiwan to support the country with capacity building and technical assistance, an analysis of why tariff barriers remain a key challenge for apparel sourcing, and a look at the potential for hemp in apparel and related issues for the supply chain. 


Top stories on just-style in January... 1 Feb 2019

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Top stories on just-style in January were dominated by our Outlook 2019 insights, with readers keen to see what 2019 has in store for the apparel industry. Also popular was news that Bangladesh's government has vowed to revisit the minimum wages for some ready-made garment workers, the inauguration of two more industrial parks in Ethiopia, Chinese clothing companies are investing in Egypt to try to avoid Trump's tariffs, PVH Corp has shaken up its Calvin Klein business, and Li & Fung hired its first chief digital officer.


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 Jan 2019

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Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the ethical and quality implications of shifting sourcing away from China to other less mature markets; Nike, Levi Strauss, and Walmart are among firms moving towards "net positive" supply chains; Li & Fung has hired its first chief digital officer; and fast fashion demand in Europe is continuing to drive the growth of Morocco's clothing sector.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by just-style's Outlook 2019 insights, with readers keen to see what 2019 has in store for the apparel industry. Also popular was news that Bangladesh's government has vowed to revisit the minimum wages for some ready-made garment workers, European business associations have urged the European Council to approve the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and The North Face revealed a breakthrough in breathable waterproof fabric.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include the inauguration of two more industrial parks in Ethiopia, Chinese clothing companies are investing in Egypt to try to avoid Trump's tariffs, Bangladesh promises a review of garment worker wages amid violent clashes in the country, and Gap is to close its Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York.


Top stories on just-style in December... 8 Jan 2019

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Top stories on just-style in December include an exclusive interview on Decathlon's environmental labelling initiative, a guide on how to build a balanced scorecard with help from re:source by just-style, a list of the core fabric mills used by Fast Retailing's Uniqlo casual clothing brand, and a new UN backed Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include warnings that sports apparel and footwear companies are facing a skills gap, the financial implications of evolving sourcing strategies, and EU restrictions on the use of another 33 chemicals used in clothing and footwear.


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

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Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive guide on how to build a Balanced Scorecard with help from re:source by just-style, Fast Retailing publishes a list of the core fabric mills used by its Uniqlo casual clothing brand, and 43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers back a new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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