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Cambodia urges EU to reconsider partial trade benefit withdrawal

The organisation representing garment manufacturers in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to parti...

Fashion Transparency Index to launch in Mexico

Mexico is launching Latin America's second Fashion Transparency Index to encourage brands and retailers to report how their businesses impac...

Apparel key export to EU under tariff preference scheme

Exports to the European Union (EU) from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (G...

New guidelines for sourcing vegan fashion and footwear

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has issued new guidelines to help retailers and brands source vegan fashion products, setting out steps...

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Belgium to host next IAF World Fashion Convention 18 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Plans for the upcoming IAF World Fashion Convention are starting to take shape, with this year's event due to take place in Belgium and address the theme 'Transition in the Global Fashion System.'


France "mulls" system that scores how green a garment is 18 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

France is reportedly mulling the introduction of a scoring system for clothing that will demonstrate how environmentally friendly a garment is.


Allied introduces traceability tech that verifies down inside garment 17 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Allied Feather & Down is to incorporate technology that allows the reading and verification of down inside garments in what it says is the "next generation of traceability and accountability in down insulation for bedding and garments".


Footwear maker Cole Haan submits IPO 17 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

US shoe manufacturer Cole Haan has filed for an initial public offering (IPO), with plans to raise up to US$100m.


Kohl's cuts 250 roles in organisation restructure 17 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

US department store retailer Kohl's has cut about 250 positions as part of a restructure designed to create a more customer-centric focus and position the company for long-term success.


River Island to disclose tier 1 factories list 17 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

River Island has signed The Transparency Pledge, meaning it will now upload a list of its approved tier 1 factories online by the end of March.


Riri and Coeurdor merge to create "largest" metal trims group 17 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Swiss zips and buttons manufacturer Riri has joined forces with France's Coeurdor to create what they say is the largest metal accessories group dedicated to high-end luxury brands.


Cambodia urges EU to reconsider partial trade benefit withdrawal 17 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

The organisation representing garment manufacturers in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit under which it exports goods duty-free to the EU.


Centric Brands acquires Zac Posen brand and licenses 17 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Centric Brands Inc has announced the purchase of the Zac Posen brand and all related intellectual property in a move that provides a platform for the firm to expand into new licensing categories.


DyStar switches industry association membership amid spat 17 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Singapore-based dye manufacturer Dystar has joined TEGEWA – a sector association within the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) – after resigning from the Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD) following an ongoing spat.


US retail sales rise in January but clothing continues to fall 17 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

US retail sales increased in January but sales at clothing stores continued to fall, with one analyst noting heavy discounting, some unfavourable weather, and a lack of compelling ranges at key players all contributed to the dip. 


HanesBrands awarded for CSR work in Latin America factories 14 Feb 2020

Leonie Barrie

Basic apparel and activewear maker HanesBrands has been awarded two more accolades for best practices in corporate social responsibility at its manufacturing operations in Central America and the Caribbean.


Kingpins to host second denim sustainability event for students 14 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Denim trade show Kingpins Transformers is to host the second edition of an educational conference for fashion students looking to enter the wider fashion industry in Amsterdam later this year. 


M&S moves closer to national distribution network 14 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to close two of its clothing and homewares distribution centres, putting some 662 jobs at risk, as it moves to a nationally connected distribution network. 


Ralph Lauren warns coronavirus could cut sales by $70m 14 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Fashion company Ralph Lauren Corporation expects to take a hit of up to US$70m on its fourth-quarter sales due to the coronavirus outbreak – and has warned of supply chain disruptions in China on a "small portion" of the company's orders globally.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the novel coronavirus (2019-nCo) outbreak is shaking up China's apparel supply chain, the European Commission has partially withdrawn Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market, and Ralph Lauren Corporation has successfully piloted a new fast track model that has seen it execute a sweatshirt from design to delivery in just 16 days.


M&S appoints Alex Dimitriu head buyer for menswear 13 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

UK clothing, food and home retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed former Miss Selfridge buyer Alex Dimitriu as head of purchasing for menswear.


JDA Software changes name to Blue Yonder 13 Feb 2020

Leonie Barrie

JDA Software is changing its name to Blue Yonder as part of a rebranding initiative to reflect its move to the cloud.


Apparel key export to EU under tariff preference scheme 13 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Exports to the European Union (EU) from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high in 2018, a new biennial report shows, with clothing making up the bulk.


New ZDHC platform considers chemical additions 14 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero initiative has opened up a new platform that will give the industry – and the general public – a channel to propose new substances for addition to its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).


Vietnam's footwear sector set to hit 2020 export targets 13 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Vietnam’s footwear industry is confident of hitting its export target of US$24bn this year, the sector’s trade association has said, as the country takes advantage of a shift in sourcing as a result of the US-China trade war.


PVH closes majority of China stores on coronavirus 13 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Apparel giant PVH Corp has temporarily closed the majority of its Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger stores in China amid the coronavirus outbreak. 


Fashion Transparency Index to launch in Mexico 14 Feb 2020

Ivan Castano Freeman

Mexico is launching Latin America's second Fashion Transparency Index to encourage brands and retailers to report how their businesses impact workers and the environment.


New York law requires disclosure of toxic chemicals in kidswear 13 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

New York has passed a law that will require manufacturers to disclose the use of potentially dangerous chemicals in children’s products, including clothing.


Chinese brand Sevfun bolsters product R&D with PLM 13 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Chinese homewear brand Sevfun has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to enhance product development and management as the first step in its growth strategy.


VF Corp to open Global Innovation Center in Denver 14 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

US apparel giant VF Corporation is preparing to open an office in Denver that will serve as its Global Innovation Center.


Denimsandjeans Japan shares rescheduled dates 13 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Trade show Denimsandjeans has announced revised dates for the first edition of its Japan event after postponing the show over concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus outbreak, and its impact on the safety and travel plans of global buyers, visitors, and exhibitors.


EU-Vietnam free trade deal gets Parliament backing 12 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

The European sporting goods industry has welcomed Parliament's backing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), calling it a "turning point" for the expansion of the sector.


EU ends some trade benefits on Cambodia garments & footwear 12 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

The European Commission has partially withdrawn Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market meaning from mid-August, the country will be charged duties on some garment and footwear products and all travel goods at teh Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate.


Protecting workers’ rights key during coronavirus outbreak 12 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Brands and retailers need to be aware of the financial strain on suppliers and the delays from manufacturing as a result of the coronavirus, a labour rights group has said, with communication key to mitigating the challenges the outbreak has presented.


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