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Industry welcoming move to renegotiate NAFTA 23 May 17

The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement...


Cutting edge technology defining apparel industry 15 May 17

Cutting-edge textile processing products including a new technology for dyeing yarns in a more sustainable manner and a digitalised sewing machine set up via a touchscreen or app, were among the most exciting developments at last week's Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany...


Ethiopia apparel and textile industry making massive gains 8 May 17

just-style's editor Leonie Barrie recently visited Ethiopia to see for herself the massive developments taking place to elevate this East African nation into a compelling new garment and textile sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers...


Trump and Brexit generate more confusion 20 Mar 17

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update...


Bangladesh works to resolve labour activist issues 2 Mar 17

The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced plans to pull out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit, held at the weekend, in protest...


New re:source to help unravel sourcing decisions 19 Dec 16

Apparel sourcing is a complex process built on a mix of location, logistics, lead-time, price, compliance, risk and reliability. And it's in a constant state of flux as retailers, brands and manufacturers try to find the right balance across all these factors...


Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat 19 Sep 16

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear...


The rejection of globalisation 22 Aug 16

Mike Flanagan, CEO at industry consultancy Clothesource, spent the first six months of 2016 campaigning to stay in the EU. Not once, he says, did he hear his opponents - or anyone in Britain's new, Brexit-friendly government - say they wanted to reject global integration or repudiate over 30 years of globalisation...


Industry weighs up impact of Brexit 4 Jul 16

Britain's historic vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) has left retailers and manufacturers mulling the consequences as the nation prepares for a long period of political and economic uncertainty...


Innovation key focus for apparel and textile firms 17 May 16

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry...

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