Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the Trump Administration is mulling a ban on all-cotton from Xinjiang, and how a new model could help buyers predict unauthorised subcontracting. Elsewhere, US apparel imports rose month-on-month in July as retailers continued to reopen stores and resume business, and H&M's Cos fashion label launches an online clothing resale platform.

Trump Administration eyeing Xinjiang cotton ban
The Trump Administration is mulling a ban on all-cotton from Xinjiang; a move that could reportedly come into effect today (8 September).

How apparel brands can predict unauthorised subcontracting
Researchers say they have developed a simple model for buyers to predict with more than 80% accuracy when an order is likely to be sent to an unapproved factory.

China lags as Asia rivals see US apparel imports rebound in July
US apparel imports rose month-on-month in July as retailers continued to reopen stores and resume business following closures imposed to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Yet year-on-year the data paints a very different picture, with shipment volumes overall down by more than one-fifth – including a 35% drop for largest supplier China – while Bangladesh and Vietnam stand their ground.  

Fashion and the end of the Brexit transition period – What next?
With less than four months until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, fashion businesses need to prepare. Here, Stephen Sidkin and Charlotte Kong from Fox Williams solicitors set out some of the key points businesses should be thinking about as the deadline looms.

H&M's Cos label launches Resell resale platform
H&M's Cos fashion label has launched an online clothing resale platform where shoppers can buy and sell pre-loved clothing.