Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the US clothing industry is mulling tactics to tackle the Trump administration’s tariffs, how adidas is ramping up its sustainability drive with plans to phase out the use of virgin polyester over the next six years, and the top sourcing concerns for the US fashion industry.

Adidas aims for only recycled polyester by 2024
German sportswear giant Adidas is ramping up its sustainability drive, with plans to phase out the use of virgin polyester over the next six years. The company’s head of global brands, Eric Liedtke, has told the Financial Times that by 2024, Adidas will only use recycled polyester in its shoes and clothing.

US fashion sector mulls tactics to tackle Trump tariffs
Executives from the US clothing industry have met in Washington DC to plot tactics to push the Trump administration away from a protectionist policy they regard as potentially damaging for brands, retailers and consumers.

Bangladesh RMG workers reject latest wage proposal
Bangladesh’s garment owners and trade unions are far apart in the fraught ongoing minimum wage negotiations, proposing pay floors that are widely divergent.

Trade policy remains top sourcing concern for US fashion firms
The impact of a protectionist trade policy agenda in the United States is not surprisingly ranked the top challenge for the US fashion industry in 2018, a new survey has found – closely followed by increasing cost pressure, which is creeping up executives’ agenda again.

From Field To Shelf – Hold the hysteria on Trump’s tariffs
Over the past few days, the media has covered the current round of tariff retaliations between the US and China as a boxing match, writes Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc. But it’s only round two and for now, at least, calm analysis is what’s needed.