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New research adds to Xinjiang forced labour concerns

New research has added to worries that imports of clothing from China could have links to forced labour, prompting the group representing US...

Under Armour's Virgin Galactic spacesuits revealed

US sportswear brand Under Armour has revealed a first look at the footwear and apparel it is developing for Virgin Galactic – the world’s fi...

Lululemon to probe Bangladesh labour abuse claims

Canadian athleisure brand Lululemon Athletica says it is launching a full investigation into allegations that workers at a supplier factory...

Trump administration plans to pause October tariff hike

The US has announced it is delaying plans to raise tariffs on US$250bn worth of Chinese goods to 30%....

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Start-up Zilingo to invest $100m in fashion supply chain 21 Oct 2019

Leonie Barrie

Singapore-based fashion technology startup Zilingo is investing $100m to expand in the US as it builds a network of supply chain pieces connecting apparel brands with factories and suppliers.


DuPont and Lenzing collaborate on natural fabrics 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

DuPont Biomaterials and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing have collaborated to launch a fabric collection made predominantly of fibres derived from natural materials.


Mauritius signs free trade agreement with China 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Mauritius has signed a free trade agreement with China, its second biggest supplier, that will cover trade in goods and services, and investment and economic cooperation.


Mexico outlines labour reforms amid USMCA trade push 21 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Mexico has outlined the steps the country is taking to implement a number of labour reforms as part of its efforts to ensure the successful ratification of the new United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.


New research adds to Xinjiang forced labour concerns 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

New research has added to worries that imports of clothing from China could have links to forced labour, prompting the group representing US apparel and footwear retailers and importers to express its concerns at the situation.


Fashion brands failing on climate commitments 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

An investigative report ranking the fashion industry’s climate commitments shows how the pledges from many of the top companies fail to meet the climate pollution reduction standards called for by the UN Paris Agreement.


Retailer Bonmarché falls into administration 21 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

UK-based women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché has fallen into administration after failing to restructure its business fast enough to meet today's new trading realities.


Hohenstein 4D scanning to study clothing in action 21 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

A new 4D body scanner developed by testing services provider Hohenstein is to be used in a series of research projects designed to advance knowledge and processes throughout the apparel industry.


US fashion industry event to debate trade & sustainability 18 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Representatives from the US fashion industry will gather in New York City next month to discuss the latest updates in US-China trade tensions, transportation trends, and compliance, as well as exploring topics including sustainability and innovation.


New database to help unravel rules of origin 18 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is joining forces with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and World Customs Organization (WCO) on an initiative designed to help firms to take fuller advantages of benefits under free and preferential trade arrangements by helping them comply with product rules of origin requirements.


Gildan Activewear narrows FY guidance on "weak" demand 18 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has narrowed its full-year guidance on the back of "significantly weaker" than expected demand for imprintables in North America and ongoing softness in its international markets.


Top stories this week on just-style... 18 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

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.


Under Armour's Virgin Galactic spacesuits revealed 18 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

US sportswear brand Under Armour has revealed a first look at the footwear and apparel it is developing for Virgin Galactic – the world’s first commercial spaceline.


Uniqlo and s.Oliver under fire over Indonesia workers 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Worker rights campaigners have filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Association against Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing and German clothing brand s.Oliver over the failed settlement of wage and severance payments at a former supplier in Indonesia.


Patagonia waterproof shells all recycled and Fair Trade 18 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia says all of its waterproof shells are now made with recycled materials and sewn in Fair Trade Certified factories.


Myntra uses local tailors to help reduce returns 18 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Indian online fashion retailer Myntra, a Flipkart-owned platform, has come up with an ingenious way to reduce returns and refunds caused by ill-fitting clothes, by teaming up with local tailors to deliver items and carry out on-the-spot alterations.


Authentic Brands makes US$271 play for Barneys? 17 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Authentic Brands Group and B Riley Financial Inc have reportedly submitted a bid to acquire the assets of Barneys New York in a US$271.4m deal.


Sustainable sourcing at scale still a far-off dream 18 Oct 2019

Leonie Barrie

Sustainable sourcing is fast becoming a top priority for fashion companies – yet a new survey of sourcing executives reveals major hurdles to reaching their goals include a lack of international standards or clear definitions on sustainability, and problems with the cost and availability of materials. 


Timberland apparel reaches 100% responsibly sourced cotton 18 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland continues to progress towards its 2020 sustainability goals, with all of the cotton used by its global apparel production team in the second quarter responsibly-sourced.


Joseph Ribkoff selects cloud PLM and SCM tools 18 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Canadian fashion designer Joseph Ribkoff is turning to cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to help streamline its business processes and support international growth.


UK criticised over Cambodia trade-deal "promise" 17 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A campaign group has criticised the UK for promising the Cambodian government that trade privileges will continue after Brexit – potentially undermining an ongoing probe by the EU that could remove the Southeast Asian country's trade benefits.


Lenzing partners on Tree Climate outdoor fabrics 18 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has teamed up with the founder of Concept III Textiles in the UK to create what is said to be the first major collection of outdoor performance fabrics to feature these fibres.


IAF World Fashion Convention updates speaker line-up 17 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

The agenda for the 35th IAF World Fashion Convention has been confirmed, with speakers including Wilson Zhu, COO of Li & Fung, and Joachim Hensch, managing director of Hugo Boss Textile Industries, set to address the theme 'Let's Grow Together for a More Prosperous and Sustainable Future.'


New textile industry zone planned for central Myanmar? 18 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A textile industry park is being mulled for Myanmar's Mandalay region as part of a joint project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).


Spinnova reveals first wheat straw-based clothing 17 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

The first prototype clothing products made from a sustainable textile fibre based on wheat straw have been unveiled.


Clothing drags on US September retail sales slip 17 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

US retail sales fell in September as shoppers slashed spending on items such as clothing, and uncertainty around trade policy and other issues continued to dampen consumer sentiment.


Wolverine World Wide names first chief merchant officer 17 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Footwear firm Wolverine Worldwide has appointed veteran Levi's and Nike merchandising and branding expert Angelo Ng as the company's first chief merchant officer.


Napapijri launches first 100% recyclable jacket 17 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Three years in the making, VF Corp's casualwear brand Napapijri has launched its first circular, 100% recyclable jacket called Infinity.


Bonprix adopts 3D visualisation to boost product development 17 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Fashion brand Bonprix, part of the German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is deploying 3D design and prototyping technology to help make its future product development processes more efficient and flexible and save resources.


UK shoppers believe influencers behind rise in fast fashion 17 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

More than half of UK shoppers believe social media influencers are behind the rise in fast fashion, with their ever-changing outfits and use of swipe up or affiliate links encouraging consumers to make an instant purchase.


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