Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on some of the risks at stake when sourcing from garment factories in Myanmar, why Bangladesh's apparel exporters are thinking of broadening their focus to include buyers in Southeast Asia, optimism that Vietnam's apparel supply chain will emerge strengthened from the Covid-19 crisis, and an analysis of what a US-UK trade deal might mean for apparel.

Sourcing from Myanmar requires extraordinary due diligence. Here's why
As fashion brands and retailers begin to reset and reshape their supply chains as they emerge from the global coronavirus pandemic, a new multi-year investigation has identified some of the risks at stake when sourcing from garment factories in Myanmar. Highlighted exclusively here on just-style, child labour and audit deception are among the ongoing challenges.

Bangladesh exporters looking east as western alliances sour
Bangladesh's apparel exporters are contemplating diversifying their past tight focus on western markets to include buyers in Southeast Asia as they emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.  

Vietnam apparel sector eyes 2021 rebound from Covid-19
Vietnam clothing industry insiders say they are optimistic that the country's apparel supply chain will emerge strengthened from the Covid-19 crisis in 2021. 

What might a US-UK trade deal mean for apparel?
The United States and the United Kingdom are moving forward on talks on a bilateral trade agreement that would come into force after the UK officially leaves the European Union. But what might a US-UK FTA mean for the apparel industry?

Group seeks blanket US ban on Xinjiang cotton goods
A coalition of human rights, labour and investor organisations is urging US authorities to impose a regional ban on imports of all cotton-made goods linked to the Xinjiang region of China where there are concerns over the use of forced labour.