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June 4, 2021

Top stories this week on Just Style…

Plans for a China domestic cotton standard, tackling household textile waste, and efforts to address forced labour.

By Beth Wright

Top stories this week on Just Style include a look at how China appears to be ramping up plans for a domestic cotton standard to build support for Xinjiang fibre supplies, and why industry leaders need a strategy to tackle household textile waste.

JD Sports is to sell Sports Unlimited Retail (SUR), a new benchmark ranks 37 apparel and footwear companies on efforts to tackle forced labour, and the US has postponed plans to impose tech tax tariffs for six months.

Xinjiang cotton controversy – Is a Chinese domestic standard on the cards? As the world looks upon China’s oppression of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, clothing companies have been stepping carefully around calls for brands to refuse to handle cotton from the region.

It’s time to be realistic about the circular economy for textiles Government and industry leaders need a strategy to tackle household textile waste – and the technologies to implement circularity.

JD Sports to sell Sports Unlimited Retail to Spanish subsidiary JD Sports Fashion has signed a EUR16.5m (US$20.1m) non-binding deal to sell Sports Unlimited Retail (SUR), which operates under the Aktiesport and Perry Sport fascias.

Fashion brands failing to safeguard supply chain workers A new benchmark has found companies are falling short in their efforts to tackle some of the worst forms of exploitation in their supply chains – including Kering, LVMH, Amazon and Walmart.

US tech tax tariffs suspended for six months The US has postponed until November plans to impose punitive tariffs on imports from six countries as part of a digital services taxes dispute.

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