Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Vidalia Mills' vision to build a transparent and sustainable denim manufacturing chain in the US, M&S has admitted it is 18 months behind schedule on a turnaround of its clothing business, the US has got the green light to impose tariffs on US$7.5bn in EU imports including clothing, and US fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Vidalia Mills – Weaving a new vision for US denim
The closure of the last US selvedge denim mill two years ago might have marked the end of an era. But thanks to the vision of Daniel Feibus and his team, the original looms have found a new home at Vidalia Mills as part of plans to build a cutting-edge, transparent and sustainable denim manufacturing chain in the United States.

Peru apparel makers bet on alpaca for export growth
Peruvian clothing manufacturers are betting on a local fibre with international renown to grow exports: Alpaca. 

M&S bosses admit clothing turnaround plan is 18 months behind schedule
The Marks and Spencer management team has admitted it is 18 months behind schedule on a turnaround plan for its clothing and home business.

US to impose tariffs on US$7.5bn EU imports including clothing
The US has been given the green light to impose tariffs ranging from 10% to 25% on US$7.5bn worth of goods it imports from the EU, including clothing.

Forever 21 files for Chapter 11
US fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 and its US subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced plans to exit most of its international locations in Asia and Europe.