Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style

If you’re short of time or haven’t managed to check in to all our daily newsletters, reading these articles will ensure you’re up-to-date on the top five most-read stories on just-style in any given week.



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

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

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

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

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.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Sep 2017

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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.


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

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.


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