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July 9, 2021

Top stories this week on Just Style…

A look at US apparel shipments, why Singapore holds the key for the centre of the global garment industry post-Covid, and which companies are leading the way for artificial intelligence in the apparel sector.

By Beth Wright

Here are the top stories on Just Style this week:

US apparel shipments from Latin America jump in May
The year continues to see apparel and textile suppliers to the US double down on orders in a bid to recover from a catastrophic 2020 linked to factory and store closures amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Latin America, in particular, enjoyed a spike in shipments during May.

Singapore plays straight to the garment industry future
Why Singapore is the most trustworthy place for the centre of the post-virus global garment industry.

The economic impacts of US free trade agreements
The newly-released ‘2021 Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented under Trade Authorities Procedures report from the US International Trade Commission (USITC) uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to assess the impact of trade agreements on US industries, including workers, since 2016. Here are the key findings related to textiles and apparel.

Which companies are leading the way for artificial intelligence in the apparel sector?
We aggregated thousands of records from GlobalData’s proprietary jobs, deals, patents and company filings databases to identify the top companies in the area of artificial intelligence in the apparel sector.

The fashion brands failing at supply chain and carbon transparency
The Fashion Transparency Index 2021 has revealed most of the world’s biggest fashion brands and retailers achieved less than 23% transparency overall for their supply chain, carbon emissions, living wages and purchasing practices.

 

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