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January 14, 2022

Top stories this week on Just Style…

Top stories on Just Style this week include a look at the latest data from the US Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), and what the the newly introduced Xinjiang Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) means for the sector.

By Beth Wright

Here are the top stories on Just Style this week:

US apparel imports faced rising sourcing costs in November 2021 Increasing demand and supply shortages led to a 10% rise in the unit price of US apparel imports in November 2021 compared to January 2021, according to the US Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) data, explains fashion and apparel studies associate professor at the University of Delaware, Dr Sheng Lu.

US apparel importers to face challenges under Xinjiang bill Apparel companies that are not engaging in comprehensive supplier mapping and due diligence will face significant challenges importing goods into the US under the newly introduced Xinjiang Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA).

ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Bangladesh apparel sector In the first part of a new series, Just Style reveals everything you need to know about the key apparel sourcing destinations around the world, starting with the Bangladesh apparel sector.

New York weighs fashion sustainability act The US state of New York is weighing new legislation that would hold major fashion brands accountable for human rights and sustainability issues in their global supply chains.

Boom in sportswear to outlast Covid as consumers favour comfort The sportswear market is expected to grow 25% between 2021-2025 and will account for a 23.6% share of the total apparel market, propelled by demand for casual and comfortable clothing as consumers continue to adapt to a growing work-from-home lifestyle in response to the ongoing Covid pandemic.

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