Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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.


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