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EU sets earlier date for retaliatory US apparel tariffs

The European Commission has brought forward plans to implement higher duties on US products, including clothing, in response to the punitive...

Suppliers likely casualties of Asda-Sainsbury's merger

The CEO's of Sainsbury's and Asda were yesterday (20 June) grilled by MPs over their proposed merger, with the two UK supermarket chains tol...

Trump claims Canadians smuggle shoes to avoid tariffs

The US footwear industry's business and trade association has issued a strongly worded response to President Donald Trump's allegation that...

Steps to safer chemistry in apparel supply chains

The textile and apparel industry is set to change dramatically over the next ten years as brands and suppliers adopt more sustainable materi...

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What is the future of Asia-Pacific's 'new retail'? 22 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

The future of Asia-Pacific’s retail landscape will force a fundamental change in the way Asian companies are structured, managed and do business, according to a new report.


House of Fraser store closure plan gets the green light 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

House of Fraser has announced its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposals have been approved in a move that means 31 of its 59 stores are due to close, affecting 6,000 staff members.


Vietnam garment industry labour guide gets an update 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

The sixth edition of a guide designed to help employers, employees, international buyers, and other stakeholders better understand the obligations and rights stipulated by Vietnamese labour law has been published.


C&A Foundation makes progress on transparency and advocacy 22 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

C&A Foundation says it has made much progress over the last 12 months, particularly in the areas of transparency and advocacy, but is calling on the wider industry to do more to tackle the "deep" challenges remaining within the industry.


Debenhams "reviewing options" on Magasin operations 22 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Debenhams has said it is reviewing its options on its Danish operations Magasin due Nord as the UK department store retailer looks to cut costs.


Apprenticeship scheme to boost UK shoe manufacturing 22 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

In a boost for UK manufacturing, Northampton College has helped launch a new nationally accredited apprenticeship standard to train the next generation of shoemakers.


Esprit warns on FY profit amid China woes 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has warned it expects to record a loss for the full financial year on the back of a "significant" decline of its business in China and worse than expected group sales.


Kering mulls selling Christopher Kane back to designer 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

French luxury goods group Kering has announced it is in discussions with Christopher Kane about the conditions in which the British designer could take back full control of the eponymous brand.


Kraig Biocraft produces first roll of pure Dragon Silk 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has finished production of its first roll of pure Dragon Silk fabric, marking the first time the firm's proprietary recombinant spider silk fibres were used to create a 100% pure woven silk fabric.


Inditex supports meeting on India GFAs 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

More than fifty Inditex textile and garment suppliers in India have gathered in Bangalore and Delhi to ensure the effective implementation of global union IndustriAll's Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) in the country's garment sector.


New carbon-based material keeps footwear fresh 22 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have developed a new carbon-based material they say could revolutionise moisture control in applications as diverse as electronics, packaging, air conditioning – and keeping footwear fresh.


Pantone expands line with polyester standards 22 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Colour specialist Pantone has expanded its product line with the development of polyester standards ideal for athleisure, footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and the home and fashion accessories markets.


Innerwear specialists Naked and Bendon complete merger 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Lingerie, sleepwear, and swimwear specialists Naked Brand Group and Bendon Limited have completed their previously announced business combination – a move that will create "a powerful portfolio of iconic brands."


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by news regarding US President Donald Trump. These include an updated timeline of the President's key trade milestones, his claim that Canadians are smuggling shoes across the border to avoid paying tariffs, and the threat of additional tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."


Bureau Veritas upgrades OneSource supply chain suite 22 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Inspection and certification firm Bureau Veritas has made significant changes to its retail and consumer goods online supply chain quality management platform, OneSource Suite.


Happypunt selects PLM to boost speed 22 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Spanish womenswear manufacturer Happypunt has invested in a digitising solution from apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology to meet speed and Industry 4.0 trends.


EU sets earlier date for retaliatory US apparel tariffs 21 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

The European Commission has brought forward plans to implement higher duties on US products, including clothing, in response to the punitive tariffs by the Trump administration on imports of steel and aluminium.


Suppliers likely casualties of Asda-Sainsbury's merger 21 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

The CEO's of Sainsbury's and Asda were yesterday (20 June) grilled by MPs over their proposed merger, with the two UK supermarket chains told the cost of the deal will likely end up falling on the groups' suppliers.


M&S furthers digital first bid with Microsoft partnership 21 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Marks & Spencer has announced a strategic partnership with multinational technology company Microsoft in a move aimed at transforming the retail experience using the power of artificial intelligence (AI).


Amazon launches fourth private apparel brand 21 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Amazon is continuing its assault on the fashion industry, launching its fourth own-brand essentialwear line called Meraki.


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