Top stories on just-style this week include the Trump administration’s plan to impose a 25% tariff on nearly all Chinese exports to the US, Fast Retailing’s decision to name all 242 of its garment supplier factories, a new Forward Fashion corporate responsibility strategy from PVH Corp, and the winners of the Texprocess Innovation Award.
US apparel imports from China face extra 25% tariff
In a move that US apparel and footwear retailers and importers have been dreading, the Trump administration is moving forward on threats to impose a 25% tariff on nearly all Chinese exports to the United States.
Fast Retailing discloses all garment supplier factories
Japan’s Fast Retailing has moved to increase its transparency efforts, disclosing all the garment factories supplying its Theory, PLST and other brand factories as well as Uniqlo and GU.
US apparel imports fall in March on lower Chinese shipments
With the US retail industry in its annual lull between major shopping seasons, getting back up to speed following factory shutdowns for the Lunar New Year, and mulling the wider consequences of the US trade war with China, apparel imports plunged during March – fuelled by a double-digit decline in shipment volumes from the country’s largest supplier, China.
PVH sets out new Forward Fashion sustainability strategy
Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger owner, PVH Corp, has set out a new Forward Fashion corporate responsibility strategy to accelerate its sustainability efforts.
Texprocess 2019 – Four top innovations unveiled
3D design and virtual prototyping tools, including a new virtual decision-making aid for the entire textile value chain, were among the most exciting developments at this week’s Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.