Top stories this week on just-style include a report on the first garment training institute opening in Cambodia, Primark's recall of thousands of men's flip flops over cancer fears, key issues for textile and apparel supply chains amid the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation, and ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy.

Primark recalls flip-flops on cancer chemical fears
British value clothing retailer Primark has recalled thousands of men's flip flops found to contain the cancer-causing chemical chrysene. The China-made products contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including carcinogen chrysene. According to the EU's Rapex alert system, a person could be exposed if the product comes into direct and prolonged or repetitive contact with the skin.

Cambodia opens first garment training institute
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has opened its first garment manufacturing training institute in the country in a bid to fill the industry's skills gap.

NAFTA renegotiation – Key issues for textiles and apparel
As the United States, Canada and Mexico prepare to begin formal talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which could be as early as mid-August – we take an in-depth look at key issues for textile and apparel supply chains. In the latest development, the US has set out its roadmap for the discussions.

5 ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy
Thanks to the digital revolution, consumers today are in control. With endless options for where to shop, when to shop, what to buy, what price to pay, and how to receive it, customer loyalty erodes each time expectations are not properly met. This article asks if on-demand manufacturing a game changer – and sets out five ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy.

What are the advantages and challenges of local sourcing?
Delayed shipments, rising labour costs, quality claims and compliance issues are just some of the challenges facing sourcing managers. Add in the need for faster speed to market and 'buy now/wear now' demands, and it's not surprising that some UK fashion brands and retailers are looking to buy closer to home. A recent industry event considered both the opportunities and the challenges for local or near-sourcing.