Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style

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Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jan 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the US-China trade deal offers little relief to apparel firms, organisers of denim trade show Kingpins have lambasted the cotton industry for making too many claims of sustainability with no clear agreement on what the word means, and US apparel giant VF Corp is reviewing options for it workwear brands.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Jan 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at some of the biggest challenges set to face apparel brands and retailers in the year ahead, the US and China sign the long-anticipated 'Phase One' trade agreement, the Myanmar Government begins its bi-annual review of the country's minimum wage, and we explore what changes are likely under Nike's new CEO John Donahoe.


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 Jan 2020

Top stories this week on just-style see industry experts explain the urgent need for the clothing sector to embrace Industry 4.0, PVH Corp is selling its Speedo North America swimwear business to Pentland Group, and the US is urged to sanction China over the ongoing human rights situation in Xinjiang.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Dec 2019

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how China tariffs continue to weigh on US apparel imports, manufacturing giant Crystal International Group develops denim fabric made from cutting room scraps, and a fire at a sweater factory in Bangladesh has resulted in one death and left several others injured.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Dec 2019

Top stories this week on just-style see the Chinese government increase efforts to boost investment in the textile industries of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, a new five-year plan from Guess that includes moving production out of China to mitigate China tariffs, and J.Crew has agreed terms for the spinoff and initial public offering (IPO) of its Madewell brand. 


Top stories on just-style in November... 29 Nov 2019

Top stories on just-style in November included an interview with Jeff Streader, managing director of Go Global Retail, on his vision to build brands in partnership with garment makers as strategic investors; a look at the new Runway Kit startup from Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings, and the move by Amazon to disclose the names and addresses of suppliers of its own-brand products.


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

Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by reports covering Bangladesh and Africa, with an update on how African manufacturers are trying to integrate sustainability into their textile and fashion supply chains and how better logistics in Bangladesh is crucial if the country is to grow its garment and textile sector. Elsewhere, we took a look at the top ten trends shaping the global fashion industry.


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

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at two potential windows of opportunity for the East African cotton-to-clothing supply chain, the EU's looming decision on whether it is pulling Cambodia's duty-free trade benefit, Amazon's release of supplier lists for its own brand products, and the move by MAS Holdings to open a new factory in Kenya.


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

Top stories this week on just-style include plans by Adidas to discontinue production at its Speedfactories in both Germany and the US next year, a look at how the availability of domestically-made textile inputs remains a major problem for clothing manufacturers in Vietnam, and stakeholders of Bangladesh's denim industry are urged to conduct responsible business practices.


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

Top stories this week on just-style include the Runway Kit start-up from Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings, which offers low minimum order quantities (MOQs) for small and medium-sized fashion firms, an in-depth look the new M&A model from Go Global Retail in which garment factories are strategic investors, and the addition of Digital Product Identities (IDs) on tens of millions of Ralph Lauren products to provide supply chain insight and efficiency around orders and inventory.


Top stories on just-style in October... 1 Nov 2019

Top stories on just-style in October included the news that Bonmarché has fallen into administration, a look at the long-term goal of Levi Strauss & Co to use only as much water as replenishes naturally wherever it is operating, plans by British surfwear brand Finisterre to package garments in marine-safe bags, and the move by the Trump administration to pause the October tariff hike.


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

Top stories this week on just-style include an in-depth look at apparel selling and sourcing patterns in Japan, the news that Nike CEO Mark Parker is to step down, and criticism of Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing and German clothing brand s.Oliver over the failed settlement of wage and severance payments at a former supplier in Indonesia.


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

Top stories this week on just-style include the Trump administration's decision to delay the October hike on China tariffs, a look at the steps required to source successfully in Vietnam, Levi Strauss's long-term ambition to slash water use, and Lululemon launches an investigation into labour abuse allegations at a supplier factory in Bangladesh.


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

Top stories this week include the latest monthly update on US apparel imports, which shows a dramatic fall in shipments from the three Central American countries that are the largest suppliers of clothing to the US – Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras; a look at why China could benefit most from an extension to the UK's no-deal Brexit temporary tariffs; and the first in a series of articles focusing on profitability benchmarking for fashion companies. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 4 Oct 2019

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Vidalia Mills' vision to build a transparent and sustainable denim manufacturing chain in the US, M&S has admitted it is 18 months behind schedule on a turnaround of its clothing business, the US has got the green light to impose tariffs on US$7.5bn in EU imports including clothing, and US fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


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