Top stories this week on just-style include a warning from Myanmar apparel makers that a ban on moving lorries through Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's clothing sector, the latest efforts by Amazon to embed itself deeper into the apparel industry, 12 start-ups chosen under a new global initiative to find more sustainable ways of producing fashion, and Walmart eyeing US men's clothing retailer Bonobos.

Driving ban intensifies Myanmar logistics hurdles

Myanmar apparel makers have warned that a ban on moving lorries and trucks to seaport terminals through the busy streets of Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's growing clothing sector.

Amazon secures on-demand clothing manufacturing patent

Amazon has filed a patent for on-demand apparel production in a move that will see the online retail giant embed itself deeper into the apparel industry.

Start-ups chosen to re-think global fashion industry

The development of new raw materials, alternative production methods to increase clothing longevity, and new processes are among the innovations from 12 start-ups chosen under a new global initiative aimed at helping brands and manufacturers find more innovative and sustainable ways of producing fashion.

No US rush to Myanmar despite end to sanctions

America may have scrapped its major sanctions against emerging outsourcing centre Myanmar, and brought back the southeast Asian country's GSP (Generalised System of Preferences) access to US markets, but the impact on the clothing trade has so far been underwhelming.

Walmart to acquire Bonobos for US$300m?

As part of its continued bid to beef up its e-commerce strategy, US retail giant Walmart is understood to be preparing to snap up US men's clothing retailer Bonobos.