Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is shaking up China's apparel supply chain, the European Commission has partially withdrawn Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market, and Ralph Lauren Corporation has successfully piloted a new fast track model that has seen it execute a sweatshirt from design to delivery in just 16 days.

Coronavirus shaking up China's apparel supply chain
China based analysts are raising concerns that the novel coronavirus outbreak will disrupt supplies of apparel to major international fashion brands. 

EU ends some trade benefits on Cambodia garments & footwear
The European Commission has partially withdrawn Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market, in a move that means from mid-August the country will be charged duties on some garment and footwear products and all travel goods at the WTO's Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate.

China loses share of US apparel imports in 2019
China's share of US apparel imports has dropped for the first time since 2016, with new figures suggesting companies are continuing to diversify their sourcing away from China even though it remains the cheapest of the top-10 supplier countries.

Ralph Lauren pilots 16-day fast track supply chain
Fashion company Ralph Lauren Corporation has successfully piloted a new fast track model that has seen it execute a sweatshirt from design to delivery in just 16 days.

US apparel import prices from China slip 4.6% in 2019
China has once again come up trumps when it comes to the most competitively priced US apparel supplier, with its per-unit cost for clothing falling 4.6% during 2019.