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El Salvador exports surge despite regional unrest

El Salvador’s garment exports are forecast to rise 6% to roughly $2.3bn this year as the US lifts demand for the country’s performance and c...

re:source monthly trade programme roundup – July

The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers de...

Unintended consequences of China clothing tariffs

If President Donald Trump imposes punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States, David Birnbaum believes the move would simply...

China trade war not yet hurting US garment imports

Apparel imports into the US from China have risen again, jumping nearly 16% in June from a month earlier despite ongoing trade tensions betw...

Latest Interviews

Volt Smart Yarns bridging the gap on wearables – Interview 9 Aug 2018

John McCurry

Ahead of the launch of its new Volt Wearable Technology division, Matt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, talks to just-style about how the company’s Volt Smart Yarns has been gaining momentum in the smart fabrics industry – and some of the challenges still facing the sector in reaching its full potential.

Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0 28 Feb 2018

Calum MacRae

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Here we talk to Keith Barr, CEO of manufacturing operations management software specialist Leading2Lean, about the company's differentiated approach to 4.0 – which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.

Latest News

US Q2 in brief – JC Penney, Macy's, Wolverine Worldwide 16 Aug 2018


In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Wolverine Worldwide has raised its full-year guidance after quarterly earnings more than doubled, Columbia Sportswear achieved a record second quarter, and jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co and VF Corp saw strong sales growth.

Clothing contributes to US retail sales rise in July 16 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Sales at US clothing stores rebounded in July, helping to lift total retail sales during the month and kicking off the third quarter a on solid footing.

FineLine eyes global tagging growth with Traderplus buy 16 Aug 2018

Michelle Russell

FineLine Technologies is extending its global service bureau presence to South Africa, Australia and China with the acquisition of South Africa-based barcode tag and RFID label provider Traderplus.

Reebok unveils first plant-based performance shoe 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Global fitness brand Reebok has unveiled the inaugural product from its 'Cotton + Corn' sustainable products initiative, in a move that brings its first plant-based footwear to the market.

Blue Point acquires Next Level Apparel 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Private equity firm Blue Capital Partners has acquired Next Level Apparel, a designer and supplier of casual wear to the promotional product and other decorated clothing markets.

Target taps TJX exec to manage global inventory 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

US department store retailer Target Corp has named former TJX executive John Bauer as senior vice president of global inventory management, leading the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation.

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