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US apparel retailers' June 2018 sales roundup

June proved to be a positive month for US retail as good weather boosted sales and global trade tensions failed to hit spending. Yet for the...

US retailers welcome Senate warning shot on tariffs

US retailers have applauded a mild rebuke by the Senate to President Donald Trump’s tariff policy after a non-binding motion was passed givi...

Textiles subject to new US tariffs on Chinese imports

A group representing US apparel and footwear brands and importers has hit out at the US government's move to up the ante in its trade war wi...

Bangladesh garment sector to meet for new wage talks

The Bangladesh Government is meeting this weekend to discuss a new minimum wage for employees in the country's US$28bn ready-made garment se...

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Adidas aims for only recycled polyester by 2024 16 Jul 2018

Leonie Barrie

German sportswear giant Adidas is ramping up its sustainability drive, with plans to phase out the use of virgin polyester over the next six years.


UK consumers increasingly shun man-made materials 16 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

UK consumers are continuing to shun man-made materials in favour of natural, high quality fibres, a new report has found – with manufacturers bearing most of the blame for non-environmentally friendly clothing.


Worn Again prepares to accelerate recycling technology 16 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Worn Again Technologies, a British start-up developing polymer and cellulose recycling technology, is preparing to bring its patented innovation to market after hitting its GBP5m (US$6.6m) investment target.


Social dialogue gets boost in Vietnamese garment sector 16 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Social dialogue in Vietnam's apparel and textile industry has been given a new stimulus with the signing of a long-term agreement between a number of labour groups.


Visual Next and ColourMart streamline colour processes in PLM 16 Jul 2018

Leonie Barrie

Two software companies have formed a strategic alliance to integrate precision colour management capabilities into PLM and help fashion and related companies streamline the colour management and approval processes.


US Q2 in brief – Levi Strauss & Co 16 Jul 2018

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In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has upped its full-year guidance on the back of its third consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.


Philippines looks to scale up local garment sector 16 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The Philippines' leading investment promotion agency has met with garment and textile manufacturers in the country's Taytay district to discuss scaling up the sector and making it more competitive as part of a government roadmap for the industry.


Manhattan Associates opens new office in Germany 16 Jul 2018

Leonie Barrie

Supply chain and omnichannel solutions provider Manhattan Associates is broadening its European reach with the opening of a new office in the German city of Düsseldorf.


Lenzing invests EUR100m in sustainable technology 16 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group is expanding its environmental commitment with an investment of over EUR100m (US$117.1m) in new manufacturing technologies and production facilities until 2022.


Alibaba to boost e-commerce in Turkey with Trendyol deal 16 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has invested in Turkey’s leading e-commerce platform Trendyol, marking the largest internet transaction in the European country to date.


US apparel retailers' June 2018 sales roundup 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

June proved to be a positive month for US retail as good weather boosted sales and global trade tensions failed to hit spending. Yet for the handful of apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, it was a mixed bag of results. 


Threat to apparel could escalate amid tariff spat 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The threat to apparel and footwear could escalate beyond the incremental US$200bn tariffs announced by the US administration this week, according to analysts, with Chinese disruption of the retail supply chain within China and a boycotting of US brands all likely scenarios.


US looks to "move quickly" on Africa trade deal 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The US has said the Trump administration intends to move quickly to begin negotiating a model free trade agreement that could be extended to multiple African countries.


Fast Retailing earnings up on strong Uniqlo sales 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing saw both earnings and sales rise in the first nine months of the year, boosted by a strong result from the company’s Uniqlo operations at home and abroad.


Bangladesh FY garment exports beat target 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Bangladesh saw readymade garment exports grow nearly 9% in its last fiscal year, boosting overall exports for the country.


Kraig Biocraft signs MoUs for Vietnam silk production 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the developer of spider silk-based fibres, has signed three agreements with farming cooperatives in Vietnam to produce the mulberry necessary to support its production in the country.


US and Philippines renew trade agreement talks 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The Philippines and the US have renewed their interest in exploring a possible free trade agreement in a bid to further deepen bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include the US's new tariffs on Chinese imports, a look at how sourcing recycled post-consumer textile fibres is the most challenging action point for clothing brands, and how suppliers are affected when a retailer goes bust and what they need to do in such a situation.


Higg Index to boost Vietnam garment sector 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Hong Kong-based garment firm TAL Group are to introduce the Higg Index in the country’s textile and garment industry.


US retailers welcome Senate warning shot on tariffs 12 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

US retailers have applauded a mild rebuke by the Senate to President Donald Trump’s tariff policy after a non-binding motion was passed giving Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons.


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