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New China tariffs will create supply chain chaos

US President Donald Trump has decided to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, in a move the U...

Myanmar garment productivity project gains momentum

A three-year project taking place in Myanmar's garment industry to enhance productivity and improve workplace health and safety is generatin...

Investors call for continuation of the Bangladesh Accord

A group of 153 investors representing US$2.8 trillion in assets has warned against the premature termination of the Bangladesh Accord for Fi...

Bangladesh garment worker wages to increase by 51%

The Bangladesh Government has increased the minimum wage for garment workers by 51% following months of negotiations....

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New China tariffs will create supply chain chaos 18 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

US President Donald Trump has decided to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, in a move the US fashion industry says will considerably disrupt the sector's supply chain.


Esprit turnaround plan yet to reignite sales momentum 18 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

Esprit has conceded its strategic initiatives are yet to reignite sales momentum after the Hong Kong-listed fashion group revealed lower revenues and a net loss in it last financial year.


UK leads Europe in online exports, clothing ranked top 18 Sep 2018

Hannah Abdulla

The UK has been named Europe's largest online exporter according to a new report from Ipsos conducted on behalf of PayPal, with clothing the most popular category for cross-border purchases.


Adidas leads major apparel brands in top sustainability performers list 18 Sep 2018

Hannah Abdulla

German sportswear company Adidas has been named leader in its industry in this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Index, fighting off competition from major household names including Nike, Asics and Gildan who were also named among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.


Rothy's diverts over 15m bottles for sustainable footwear line 18 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

US sustainable women's footwear firm Rothy's has diverted more than 15m plastic bottles from landfill since its founding, as the company grows its portfolio.


New Zealand bans controversial mulesing practice 18 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

New Zealand's wool industry is about to become more ethical after the country's government banned the practice of mulesing sheep, with businesses facing a fine of up to NZ$25,000 (US$16,484) for a breach.


Zalando cuts FY forecast as heatwave takes toll 18 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

Shares in fashion e-tailer Zalando tumbled almost 16% this morning (18 September) as the Berlin-based company lowered its full-year outlook for the second time in as many months


New app launches to help navigate ITMA 2019 18 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

Online visitor registration for one of the world's leading textile and garment technology exhibitions, ITMA 2019, has opened today (18 September).


Huntsman launches water-blown soling system 18 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

Huntsman Polyurethanes has developed a new water-blown soling system it says creates a better quality footwear finish and is compatible with standard polyurethane processing machines.


Instagram rolls out seamless shopping worldwide 18 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

Social media platform Instagram has taken yet another step towards "seamless" shopping, launching two new features it says will provide consumers worldwide with an easier way to shop online.


Myanmar garment productivity project gains momentum 17 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

A three-year project taking place in Myanmar's garment industry to enhance productivity and improve workplace health and safety is generating great interest, organisers have told just-style, and feeds into a wider goal of improving productivity by 25% over the next ten years.


Investors call for continuation of the Bangladesh Accord 17 Sep 2018

Leonie Barrie

A group of 153 investors representing US$2.8 trillion in assets has warned against the premature termination of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety – saying that lingering risks in the country’s garment factories threaten workers, brands and investors.


Boohoo taps Primark's John Lyttle as new CEO 17 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has tapped rival Primark's chief operating officer, John Lyttle, as its new CEO.


H&M returns to sales growth in Q3 17 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

Shares in Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) were up by almost 13% this-morning (17 September) as the Swedish fashion retailer regained its upward trajectory after two straight quarters of flat sales growth.


Clothing helps boost US retail sales in August 17 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

Sales at US clothing stores have again helped to lift total retail sales during August, albeit at a much slower pace than previous months.


New 3D bonding tech could shake-up shoe production 17 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

Huntsman Polyurethanes has collaborated on a new, first of its kind shoe production method that it claims can help bring local production overheads into line with lower labour cost countries.


Roadmap launched for Sustainable Development Goals 17 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

Accountancy giant KPMG has partnered with Textile Exchange to provide a roadmap for companies seeking to integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their supply chains, offering practical guidance for engagement.


Forced labour falls in Uzbek cotton sector but problems persist 17 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

A new report has commended the fact that public sector workers in Uzbekistan were not forced to plant and weed cotton this spring – but warns serious structural problems in the sector threaten to undermine this development. 


Savers shops to phase out plastic bags by end of 2018 17 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

US thrift retailer Savers has announced plans to phase out plastic bags from stores across the United States and Canada by the end of the year as part of its Rethink Reuse campaign.


Sustainable trade convention tackles responsible sourcing 17 Sep 2018

Hannah Abdulla

The UN Forum on Sustainability Standards and the Quality Council of India have together launched a conference aimed at tackling a number of green barriers to the fashion industry.


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