Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the partial suspension of Cambodia's trade benefits under the EU's Everything but Arms (EBA) programme will affect the country's garment industry, and why India's apparel exporters are struggling to fulfil new orders. Elsewhere, The Children's Place plans to close 300 stores over the next 20 months, and almost one-fifth of under-45s have increased their clothing spend during the Covid-19 lockdown.

How will EU trade curb affect Cambodia's apparel industry?
Cambodia's garment industry, already buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic, is set for a further hit after the European Union decided to suspend duty-free access for some products from 12 August over "systematic" human rights violations. Here, Abby Edge and Sheng Lu from the University of Delaware, analyse the potential impact and possible shift in trade patterns.

India apparel exporters face worker shortages as orders resume
Export-oriented Indian garment manufacturers emerging from lockdown are struggling to fulfil new orders due to severe labour shortages caused by the continuing migration of workers to their traditional village homes. 

US apparel labelling rules require a digital update
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is being urged to take steps to update apparel and footwear labelling requirements so that new technologies such as digital labels could deliver product information to consumers.

The Children's Place to close 300 stores
After booking a net loss of US$114.8m compared with a profit last year and a 38.1% plunge in first-quarter net sales, The Children's Place has marked 300 stores for closure over the next 20 months.

Almost one-fifth of under-45s upped lockdown clothing spend
Almost a fifth of under-45s have increased clothing spend to treat themselves during Covid-19 lockdown, a new survey shows.