Top stories on just-style this week include fears that the latest tariff threat by President Trump would be bad news for the retail sector; garment manufacturers in Haiti are optimistic that the sector can continue expanding in size; US apparel manufacturer HanesBrands investing more than US$10m in El Salvador; and advice on how to build a balanced apparel sourcing strategy.

Latest Trump tariff threat bad news for apparel
US retailers and analysts say the latest proposal by US President Donald Trump to impose US$267bn of additional tariffs on Chinese products would be bad news for the retail sector, potentially leading to higher prices for consumers if passed on.

Haiti garment makers hopeful on future expansion
Garment manufacturing industry insiders in Haiti are optimistic that the sector can continue expanding in size, as long as the Caribbean country's government delivers economic and social stability.

How to build a balanced apparel sourcing strategy
A balanced scorecard approach is key to helping supply chain managers make the best decisions around where in the world their garments are made, based on at least 10 factors ranging from cost to speed to market. Here, industry consultant Malcolm Newbery offers advice on how to achieve a balanced sourcing strategy.

Hanesbrands invests as El Salvador joins regional customs union
US apparel manufacturer HanesBrands says it has invested US$5.2m in new technology and staff in El Salvador in the last six months and plans to inject a further $5.2m in the Central American country by the New Year.

Six US garment makers fined for sweatshop operation
Six Los Angeles based garment makers have been fined US$574,000 for labour law violations involving a scheme where the six contractors illegally operated under one license to avoid compliance.