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September 23, 2022

Top stories this week on Just Style…

Top stories this week on Just Style include US apparel imports from Nicaragua gaining ground in July, understanding the US, Indo-Pacific Economic Framework 'smokescreen' and Primark ending its sourcing from Myanmar on ETI guidance.

By Laura Husband

Here are this week’s top trending stories on Just Style:

US apparel imports from Nicaragua gain ground in July

A jump in US apparel imports from Nicaragua during July has seen the Central American nation push El Salvador out of the league table of top 10 apparel suppliers to the US according to official data from the US Office of Textiles and Apparel.

US, Indo-Pacific Economic Framework ‘smokescreen’ to reduce China sourcing

The United States and Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) has revealed its objectives, however apparel experts believe it also highlights the US’ wider aim to reduce sourcing from China.

Primark to end Myanmar sourcing on ETI guidance

Primark has confirmed it will be making a “responsible exit” with regards to sourcing from Myanmar, following a damning report from the Ethical Trade Initiative published earlier this week.

What would a carbon label mean for the fashion sector?

The fashion industry has a prolific carbon footprint and research suggests it accounts for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, consuming more energy than both aviation and shipping combined, writes David Dillon, a global labelling solutions executive at Loftware.

Standard launched for yarn makers to eliminate forced labour in cotton production

A new standard has been launched for fabric mills, aimed at eliminating forced labour in cotton production by equipping yarn manufacturers with the tools to carry out the due diligence necessary and address the issue.

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