The most-read stories on just-style this week include Adidas warning of a significant rise in sourcing costs over the next five years, a look at the US tariff phase-out schedule for textiles and apparel under the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the uncertainty of future denim and jeans production bases, and Mango's new business strategy that involves a "revolutionary" offering with supply chain changes.

Adidas warns of significant rise in sourcing costs
German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has warned of a "significant" increase in its underlying sourcing costs over the next five years due to higher labour and material expenses, but believes it can mitigate these headwinds through increased supply chain efficiencies, price rises and cost savings.

How TPP will change US textile and apparel tariffs
The tariff phase-out schedule for textiles and apparel under the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact is far more complicated than in any existing US free trade agreements, according to Dr Sheng Lu, assistant professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware. Here he takes a first look at what lies ahead.

Future denim and jeans production bases uncertain
Denim jeans are expected to continue to dominate the world's casual clothing market over the next five years, but likely manufacturing locations are uncertain, a new report suggests. 

Mango "revolutionises" offering with supply chain changes
Mango has unveiled its new business strategy which will see the Spanish women's fashion chain introduce new product into its stores every two weeks and no longer print its catalogues under what it describes as a "major revolution".

Nike sues Ralph Lauren design director
Nike has filed a lawsuit against Ralph Lauren Corp and the sportswear giant's former design executive Matthew Millward for breaking his non-competition agreement when he took a job with Lauren's Club Monaco brand.