Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the ethical and quality implications of shifting sourcing away from China to other less mature markets; Nike, Levi Strauss, and Walmart are among firms moving towards “net positive” supply chains; Li & Fung has hired its first chief digital officer; and fast fashion demand in Europe is continuing to drive the growth of Morocco’s clothing sector.

US-China trade spat shifts sourcing to risky markets
The ongoing US-China Trade War has shifted global sourcing away from China to other less mature markets where ethical and quality control compliance issues in manufacturing are more prevalent, according to an analysis of data collected during hundreds of thousands of onsite inspections, audits and lab tests.

Li & Fung speeds digital strategy with new hire
Li & Fung has taken another step to building “the supply chain of the future” after hiring Darren Palfrey to the new role of chief digital officer (CDO). 

Apparel giants join quest for net positive supply chains
The move towards “net positive” supply chains is gaining momentum – with Nike, Levi Strauss and Walmart among those companies taking concrete steps to not only reduce their environmental footprint but to restore and rebuild the resources they need to thrive in the long term.

Fast fashion continues to fuel Morocco clothing growth
Morocco’s clothing and textile industry association is optimistic about growth in the country’s apparel sector in the year ahead, with fast fashion sales to Europe driving expansion.

Tommy Hilfiger develops 100% recycled cotton jeans
Tommy Hilfiger is to introduce 100% recycled cotton denim styles in its spring Tommy Jeans collection, thanks to support from parent company PVH’s Denim Center in Amsterdam – its first hub in Europe dedicated to setting new standards for producing denim in a faster, more consistent and more environmentally-friendly way.

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