Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Adidas is gaining traction in the US, how 55 garment factories in Bangladesh have closed after a wage dispute, and VF Corp's commitment to gender parity. We also take a look back over 2016 and the top news stories on the site.

A new US tax proposal threatens apparel importers
It's a safe bet that few readers of just-style will have paid much attention to the idea of 'destination-based' profit taxes. They need to start doing so – right now – says Mike Flanagan, since the so-far obscure US tax proposal threatens all American apparel importers – and their suppliers.

Bangladesh garment factories close over wage dispute
Around 55 Bangladesh garment factories are understood to have declared themselves shut for an indefinite period following an "illegal strike" by workers demanding a wage hike.

Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2016...
just-style takes a look back over 2016 at at the top news stories on the site in 2016.

VF Corp reveals gender parity commitment
US apparel giant VF Corp, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has revealed its commitment to achieving gender parity throughout its corporate leadership structure by 2030, in partnership with the Paradigm for Parity coalition.

How Adidas is picking up the pace in the US
Sportswear giant Adidas is gaining traction in the US – the largest sportswear market in the world. Bernadette Kissane, senior research analyst for apparel and footwear at Euromonitor International, looks at how the company can maintain momentum and further expand its presence in this core country.