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Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the US-China trade deal offers little relief to apparel firms, organisers of denim trade show Kingpins have lambasted the cotton industry for making too many claims of sustainability with no clear agreement on what the word means, and US apparel giant VF Corp is reviewing options for it workwear brands.

US-China trade deal offers little respite for apparel firms
The ‘Phase One’ trade agreement signed between the US and China is a step in the right direction, but offers little relief to apparel firms in the ongoing trade conflict.

Sustainable “useless word” without data to back up claims
Denim trade show Kingpins has lambasted the cotton industry for too many claims of sustainability and no clear agreement on what the word means, which it says has left consumers and denim fabric buyers confused.

Honduras eyes 10% apparel export hike on US orders
The apparel industry in Honduras is betting that US demand for its key T-shirt and underwear products will rise this year, boosting exports by 10% to $2.9bn and mirroring a similar performance in 2019.

EU-Vietnam free trade deal clears another hurdle
The European Parliament’s trade committee has today (21 January) given the green light to the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA), paving the way for the full Parliament to cast its final vote in February.

VF Corp weighs up future for its workwear brands
US apparel giant VF Corp is to look at strategic alternatives for the occupational portion of its work segment as part of ongoing efforts to focus on its higher-growth, consumer-focused brands.

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