Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why retailers struggle to keep up with disruptive change, calls for more fashion brands to sign up to the new Bangladesh Accord, Haiti's apparel sector emerging as one of the main beneficiaries of a Caribbean trade programme, and India's Apparel Export Promotion Council's new GST package that it says will give "immediate relief" to the country's apparel and exports sector.

Don't become another parable of retail's failed past

Retail's history is littered with stories about disruptive change and retailers that couldn't keep up. It's time to take a deeper look at why, and to reflect on the common practices that are holding us back from truly meaningful change.

More brands urged to join 2018 Accord signatories

Global unions have again renewed their calls for fashion brands to sign up to the new Bangladesh Accord for Building and Fire Safety, with less than a quarter of those in the current agreement so far committed.

Haiti main beneficiary of Caribbean trade programme

The Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) continues to have a "small but positive impact" on exports, a new report has found, with Haiti's apparel sector one of the main beneficiaries.

Africa garment industry embarks on digital roadmap

Is Africa prepared for significant change in the way that its clothing and textile manufacturing sector does business, ranging from the design and manufacturing of goods to how the customer is serviced? This was one of the key questions debated at the recent Origin Africa event in Mauritius.

GST package will give "immediate relief" to India's apparel sector

India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has welcomed a slew of measures by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, which it says will give "immediate relief" to the country's apparel and exports sector.