Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by reports covering Bangladesh and Africa, with an update on how African manufacturers are trying to integrate sustainability into their textile and fashion supply chains and how better logistics in Bangladesh is crucial if the country is to grow its garment and textile sector. Elsewhere, we took a look at the top ten trends shaping the global fashion industry. 

Ten trends set to shape fashion industry in 2020
Anxiety and concern is the prevailing mood across the fashion industry for 2020, with global fashion industry growth expected to slow further as economic growth shrinks and competition intensifies. A new report offers the ten trends set to shape the industry during the course of the year.

Ralph Lauren resumes sourcing from Bangladesh
Following extensive due diligence, US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation has resumed sourcing from Bangladesh, six years after it pulled out of the country in the wake of the Rana Plaza factory building collapse.

African garment makers seek supply chain synergies
African garment and textile manufacturers are trying to create more synergy to better integrate the supply chain within the continent – but North African producers still dominate and are expanding capacity, particularly in Egypt, say participants at a major regional industry meeting.

Better logistics key to Bangladesh garment growth
Improving the transportation infrastructure in Bangladesh is crucial if the country is to grow its garment and textile sector, a new report has found.

Africa apparel sector takes steps towards sustainability
African manufacturers are trying to integrate sustainability into their textile and fashion supply chains as retailers demand compliance with increasingly high standards. But to do so, they require assistance from international organisations to implement change.