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November 4, 2022

Top stories this week on Just Style…

Top stories this week on Just Style include the serious ramifications of the UK's Xinjiang cotton imports trial, Türkiye's nearsourcing success in Europe and concerns over Bangladesh potentially missing its export target.

By Laura Husband

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

Serious ramifications if UK found guilty for Xinjiang cotton imports

UK authorities faced a court hearing on 25 and 26 October following claims from campaigners that the UK had failed to block Xinjiang cotton imports potentially made with forced labour and a lawyer in the case summarises the trial for Just Style exclusively, saying the apparel industry giants could be investigated and prosecuted in the criminal courts if ruled guilty.

Türkiye apparel industry is the reliable supplier of Europe

Türkiye’s İstanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) reveals why the country is so highly regarded as a nearsourcing apparel supplier to Europe and refutes the allegations made in a recent report on modern slavery.

PETA threatens UK Ministry with legal action over bearskins

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, has warned the UK’s Ministry of Defence it will take legal action over its continued use of bearskins despite the animal rights group providing a faux fur option.

Concerns Bangladesh garment sector could miss export target

Bangladesh’s readymade garment and apparel sector could experience negative growth of 20% in October as exports continue to wane in demand due to global macroeconomic challenges.

Pakistan floods hit 40% of annual cotton crop

The devastating floods in Pakistan have affected some 40% of the country’s annual cotton crop, new reports have found.

EU project to handle household fashion waste launched

Textile Recycling Excellence (T-REX), is a new EU-funded project consisting of 12 players from across the entire recycling value chain that aims to create a circular system for post-consumer textile and fashion waste.

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