Top stories on just-style this week include some number crunching on the global market for sustainable apparel – including the top sellers, products and pricing strategies; why we're looking at a significant readjustment of trade relations between the US and China; the withdrawal of Turkey's US GSP preferential trade status; and concerns have again been raised at the mass dismissals of garment workers in Bangladesh.

A deep dive into the global market for sustainable apparel
Consumers' growing awareness of the environmental impact of the fashion industry has created a fast-growing market for "sustainable apparel" around the world. But while it is easy to find brands that claim to be eco-friendly or are produced in a sustainable way, what characterises the sector in terms of the top sellers, products and pricing strategies? Natalie Kaucic and Dr Sheng Lu from the University of Delaware take a look.

From Field to Shelf – Welcome to Trade Wars. I wish it were only a movie
We're looking at a significant readjustment of trade relations between the US and China. Get used to it, writes Robert P Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc.

Turkey loses US GSP preferential trade status
The United States has terminated Turkey's designation as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme.

US group raises concerns over Bangladesh worker issues
A group representing US apparel retailers, brands and importers has written to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to warn that growth in the country's ready-made garment industry is threatened by the government's response to this year's minimum wage protests and a wavering commitment to the future of worker safety.

Maersk invests $1.7m in fashion supply chain startup
Global logistics company Maersk has invested EUR1.5m (US$1.7m) in HUUB, a tech-startup that operates in the fashion supply chain sector.