Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style

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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.


Top stories on just-style in September... 1 Oct 2019

Top stories on just-style in September included an interview with Dr Rubana Huq, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), a look at how Rwanda is stepping into Africa's apparel sourcing mix with a new export-led garment factory quickly making up for lost time, the news that President Trump agreed to delay the 1 October tariff increase, the challenges of sub-Saharan Africa as an apparel sourcing hub, and Gap and Old Navy outlined their strategies ahead of next year's spin off. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Sep 2019

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Rwanda is stepping into Africa's apparel sourcing mix with a new export-led garment factory quickly making up for lost time, a new study claims social audits fail "spectacularly" to protect garment workers, and Uniqlo is partnering with materials maker Toray Industries to produce clothing made from recycled down and fabric.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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