Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by China, with a look at the impact of an environmental protection tax on the country's textile production, and an Op-Ed from Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), on the consequences of President Trump's "flawed" trade strategy. Meanwhile, the United Nations has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion,' and a new tool is being developed to enable greater traceability in garment supply chains.

China's eco-tax reins in polluting textile manufacturers
The introduction of an environmental protection tax in China just over a year ago has pushed up the price of textiles produced in the country – thereby increasing costs for Chinese clothing manufacturers, experts have told just-style.

China trade – Hoping for a Mar-A-Lago miracle?
While we wait for news of the next trade summit between the United States and China, Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), mulls the consequences of President Trump's flawed trade strategy – including long-lasting damage to global supply chains.

10 new start-ups chosen to reshape fashion industry
Ten new start-ups focusing on innovative data management, new materials, dyeing technology, and end of use solutions are among the latest batch of innovations that will be nurtured for their potential to accelerate the shift to a circular fashion industry.

UN launches Alliance on Sustainable Fashion
The United Nations (UN) has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion' with the goal of creating an industry-wide push for action to reduce fashion's negative social, economic and environmental impacts.

Traceability tool for garment supply chains being developed
A tool to enable greater traceability in garment supply chains is being developed by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the European Commission (EC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and private sector partners.