Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the arguments for and against re-shoring apparel production, ten supply chain risk predictions for 2019, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative, and Debenhams finally falling into administration.

Re-shoring – Has its time finally arrived?
Cost and time are the two big factors influencing off-shore versus domestic sourcing decisions. But other issues also come into play, such as ethics, sustainability, and patriotism. Here industry consultant Malcolm Newbery weighs up the arguments for and against, with a look at two companies in the US and UK who are surviving and prospering from re-shoring.

10 supply chain risk predictions for 2019
An array of potential threats could add costs and uncertainty supply chains in 2019 and beyond – including raw material shortages, more recalls and safety scares, and increasingly tough environmental regulations – a new report suggests.

Hirdaramani Group joins Make Fashion Circular initiative
Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group has become the latest company to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative.

Vietnam garment workers rely on excessive overtime
Global apparel brands need to redouble efforts to make fair wages a reality without excessive overtime, a new report says, amid claims full-time wages for workers in Vietnamese garment factories are not enough to meet their basic needs.

Lenders take control as Debenhams falls into administration
UK department store retailer Debenhams Plc finally fell into administration today (9 April), passing almost immediately through a pre-pack sale process that has seen lenders take control of the group.