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Three of the ten largest suppliers of apparel to the US saw shipment volume growth during February

US apparel imports continue to recover in February

In February 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic triggered the closure of textile and clothing factories in China as the country looked to curb the sp...

Digitalisation of the apparel industry has accelerated since the pandemic hit (Picture credit: Gerber Technology)

Fast-tracking technology uptake post-pandemic

In the year since the Covid-19 pandemic began its spread across the world, the textile and apparel industry has undergone some monumental tr...

Asos recorded sales growth across all its international channels, and at home

Asos’ fashion crown remains firmly in place

UK online fast fashion retailer Asos has continued to reap the benefits of the pandemic lockdown, as consumers choose to shop online. The co...

A total of 367 vessels were waiting to pass through the Suez Canal after the Ever Given ran aground

Lingering logistics delays from Suez Canal crisis

The European garment sector is increasingly concerned about how the six-day stranding of the 400-metre-long Ever Given cargo ship in the Sue...

The temporary closure of the Suez Canal affected around 10%-15% of world container throughput

The Ever Given and the consequences for contracts

It is a given that timely delivery of goods is important for the performance of many contracts. But how often do contracting parties ever gi...

The fast fashion retailer's listing on AIM this month has valued it at GBP105m (US$145m)

Influencer marketing is lucrative for In The Style

In The Style's influencer-led proposition clearly resonated with shoppers prior to Covid-19, and the pandemic boosted its fortunes as young...

Sourcing's new order – Covid's impact on world's top three apparel exporters 1 Apr 21

While many studies have explored how the Covid-19 pandemic is shifting the sourcing strategies of Western fashion brands and retailers, its impact on apparel exporting countries is mostly unknown – until now. Here, Victoria Langro and Sheng Lu from the University of Delaware take a detailed look at trade trends in the world's three largest apparel exporters – China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh.

The push from Hong Kong to Singapore 31 Mar 21

Hong Kong has been the centre of the global garment industry for the past 40 years. But rising uncertainty now means the new place to go is Singapore, says David Birnbaum.

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2021 "critical" for EU textile & clothing industry

Beth Wright | 9 Apr 21 In 2020, EU turnover fell by 9.3% in textiles and by 17.7% in clothing

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) has warned recovery from the Covid-19 crisis may be jeopardised by recent turmoil in the supply chain, including rising raw material prices and transport costs, and political turmoil in key sourcing countries.

Sustainability scrutiny a challenge for apparel

Beth Wright | 9 Apr 21 Fast fashion and discount brands are the most at risk as sustainability becomes more important to consumers

Mounting scrutiny of sustainability will create long-term financial and reputational risk for many global apparel companies, a credit ratings agency says.

Li & Fung launches LFX digital incubator offshoot

Leonie Barrie | 8 Apr 21 LFX's CEO Ed Lam (seated) and executive chairman Spencer Fung (standing)

Sourcing giant Li & Fung is building on its supply chain knowledge to launch a new and separate company called LFX, which will incubate, invest, and operate digital ventures focused on driving sustainable consumption.

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Denim major Saitex on a quest to be a force for good

Michelle RussellSanjeev Bahl, founder and CEO of Saitex

The global pandemic has done little to dampen the drive of Vietnam based ethical denim manufacturer Saitex, which has forged ahead with plans to set up a production line for people with different abilities, and set up a new model factory in Los Angeles. And its ambitions don't end here, as founder and CEO, Sanjeev Bahl, explains.

Broken retail model pushes apparel suppliers to breaking point

Leonie BarrieSanjeev Mahtani, chairman and owner, Must Garment Corporation

It has taken Sanjeev Mahtani 30 years to build Must Garment Corporation, but just a matter of months for his lifetime's work to come crashing down. As he tries to pick up the pieces of his manufacturing business, he tells just-style why he fears for the future of apparel suppliers – and the millions of workers they employ.

Ciel Textile CEO puts Mauritius maker on post-Covid path

Villen Anganan'Exploring the fashion of tomorrow is in the DNA of Mauritius,' says Eric Dorchies

Eric Dorchies was appointed CEO at Mauritius based Ciel Textile Ltd last July, at a moment when his country's important clothing and textile sector was struggling hard against the impact of Covid-19. It has not been an easy start to his job, but as he tells just-style, the company is already working on plans to recover from the pandemic.

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Myanmar workers urge brands to offer more support

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 6 Apr 21

Myanmar's garment workers are calling on global fashion brands to condemn the country's military coup, provide meaningful support for their protests and to not order from factories that support the regime.

Forced labour issues in Xinjiang rumble on

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 29 Mar 21

The ongoing issue of forced labour in cotton-hub Xinjiang took a number of turns last week, including a backlash by Chinese consumers against Western fashion and footwear brands, calls for boycotts extending to more companies and domestic firms pledging their support for the raw material.

UK urged for tougher measures on Xinjiang forced labour

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 29 Mar 21

UK firms are unable to guarantee their supply chains are free of forced labour of the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, China, a government committee has warned, as it calls for tougher anti-modern slavery requirements and measures to force firms to eradicate forced labour in their supply chains.

Hot Apparel Issues

Suez Canal crisis will lead to lingering logistics disruption

Suez Canal crisis will lead to lingering logistics disruption

The fallout from the Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal continues with concerns about delays and container shortages impacting European garment supply chains.

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Tough American government sanctions against Myanmar, and a re-evaluation of the country as a stable sourcing partner are among potential repercussions of the recent coup

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2021, and what can apparel firms and their suppliers do to stay ahead, remain competitive and build resilience for the future? Read our report to find out

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

The worldwide pandemic is forcing the industry to undergo a dramatic transformation that is playing out in real time. Key to surviving this is building strong brand/supplier relationships.

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