Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the US-China trade war could accelerate sourcing from Africa, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) says the progress reached on fire safety by the Bangladesh Accord is under "severe threat" if it closes at the end of the month, and Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to close down its Cheap Monday brand.

US-China trade war could accelerate Africa sourcing

While North Africa accounts for more than US$10bn of the continent's US$13.54bn in clothing and textile exports, the much discussed potential of sub-Saharan Africa as the world's next sourcing hub is starting to materialise, an industry conference has been told.

From Field to Shelf – Here's one local industry that's gaining momentum

Local production is still in its infancy – as is re-shoring in general – but there's undeniable evidence that something is stirring in our industry that includes a re-evaluation of how and where our products are made. Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, reports on a tale of two industries.

Bangladesh factory safety under "threat" as Accord end nears

The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) says the progress reached on fire safety by the Bangladesh Accord is under "severe threat" if it closes at the end of the month, and has called on the government to lift the restraining order.

Does size matter when it comes to sustainability?

When it comes to implementing sustainable practices, the size of a business is less important than the vision of the CEO, delegates were told during one of the sessions at this year's Fair Wear Foundation Annual Summit in Amsterdam.

H&M to close Cheap Monday to focus on core business

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to close down its Cheap Monday brand following a long succession of negative sales and earnings.