Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Urban Outfitters is shifting sourcing to other countries to mitigate the impact of US tariffs on imports from China, the news that President Trump has agreed to delay a planned tariff increase by two weeks, and new research suggesting all supply chains linked to China are at risk of having an association with forced labour.

Urban Outfitters shifting sourcing to mitigate China tariffs
US clothing retailer Urban Outfitters has said that rather than resorting to price hikes, its focus will be on sourcing from other countries and negotiating with existing suppliers to mitigate the impact of US tariffs on imports from China.

Trump delays October tariff hike by two weeks
The ongoing US tariff saga continues, with the latest move seeing President Donald Trump agree to delay the next tariff increase on US$250bn worth of imports from China by two weeks.

Xinjiang apparel supply chain risks extend beyond China
New research suggests all supply chains linked to China are at risk of having an association with forced labour and other abuses since raw materials produced in the Xinjiang region are being used in manufacturing in other countries.

Ethical aspirations at odds with brand actions in South India
A new report has surfaced alleging that many of the top fashion brands pledging to end worker exploitation in supply chains are instead hampering progress through "irresponsible sourcing practices."

H&M latest to suspend Brazil leather sourcing
Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has become the latest apparel retailer to suspend the sourcing of leather from Brazil over environmental concerns.