Donald Trump's success in being elected the 45th president of the United States continued to be reflected in just-style's coverage over the past week, with stories looking at what it might mean for NAFTA, and how the president-elect says he will take steps to end the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on his first day in office. In other news, Madagascar is back on the sourcing radar after a change of fortunes in the last two years.

How would end of NAFTA affect US apparel industry?
President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his dislike of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Mexico and Canada. But far from bringing back 'Made in USA' manufacturing, withdrawing from the pact would hurt US textile exports and do little to curb apparel imports, according to an analysis by Dr Sheng Lu, assistant professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware.

Trump to pull US from TPP on first day in office
US president-elect Donald Trump says he will take steps to withdraw from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal on his first day in the White House.

Origin Africa highlights apparel sourcing ambitions
Last year all eyes at Origin Africa were on host country Ethiopia as an emerging sourcing hub for international apparel groups. This year attention switched to the return of Madagascar to the apparel export stage, with the island nation off the southeast coast of Africa bouncing back after the US reinstated its AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) beneficiary status in 2014.

Madagascar back on the apparel sourcing radar
The devastating impact that political instability and the loss of trade benefits can have on an apparel manufacturing country is exemplified by Madagascar, the island off the southeast coast of Africa that all but fell off the sourcing radar when it lost its duty-free privileges to the United States at the beginning of 2010. But a change of fortunes in the last two years is now seeing its apparel exports bounce back with a vengeance.

Fashion tech start-up tackles supply chain efficiency
A fashion technology firm set up to help apparel retailers and manufacturers better manage their supply chains and improve margins has being launched with backing from Tom Singh, the founder of UK fashion brand New Look.