Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the new re:source suite of apparel sourcing tools developed by the team here at just-style, our first report to utilise these new tools 'Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2023,' how Chinese manufacturing factories are lagging behind on environmental compliance, and a new $50m US denim mill preparing to ramp up its operations ahead of full commercial production at the beginning of next year.

re:source – the future of apparel sourcing starts here
What has 26 million rows of data, more than 90+ trade agreements, in-depth profiles of the world's top 25 garment producing countries, and 20 years of clothing trade data? Answer: the new re:source suite of apparel sourcing tools developed by the team here at just-style. And best of all? It's now live.

Global lingerie sourcing supply and market trends
just-style's 2018 'Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2023' is the first in the report's editions to utilise the new re:source online strategic planning tool. It enhances previous market trend estimates by combining them with a powerful analysis of the major players (exporters) in global sourcing, and the winners and losers within those exporting countries.

President Trump, farmers and the anti-gravity tariff machine
On Tuesday the Trump administration sought to buy votes and silence farmers by offering them $12 billion to stop complaining about lost business due to tariffs. But while those in our industry who focus on global supply chains can easily empathise with the farmers...the difference is that the US government won't bail us out, writes Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).

Chinese factories lag on environmental compliance
Despite ongoing fears of an escalation in trade conflict between the US and China, the latest data shows demand for quality inspection and supplier audits in the manufacturing giant are still on the rise.

New state-of-the art denim mill taking shape in US
A new $50m denim mill that will produce yarns and fabrics for the North American market with a focus on sustainability and innovative technology is preparing to ramp up its operations ahead of full commercial production at the beginning of next year.