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From Field to Shelf: When a truce is anything but

So, they're saying that the US and China have called a truce on trade. As has been widely reported, while in Argentina for the G20 summit, P...

How Trump's "Tariff Man" tweet roiled the markets

Fascinating – just a few words escaped from the President's twitter feed and global markets start falling. Given his love for the Christmas...

Why the used clothes trade deserves more attention

While friction over the ban of used clothing exports from the US to East Africa seems to have come to an end, some fundamental issues still...

US imports from Vietnam at highest for a year

All of the top ten individual supplier countries to the US recorded growth in imports in September, with those from Vietnam at their highest...

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.

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Tariff risk may curb positive US apparel outlook in 2019 18 Dec 2018

Leonie Barrie

A positive outlook for the US apparel and footwear sector sees broad-based profit growth taking hold after two very challenging years – but trade tensions could dampen momentum.

Next Advancements Conference at Techtextil North America 18 Dec 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Techtextil North America is to host the Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference in February, set to offer an insight into the major changes impacting manufacturing and the supply chain.

California garment makers fined US$1.5m in wage violations 17 Dec 2018

Hannah Abdulla

The US Department of Labour says it has recovered US$1.5m in back wages and damages for 668 garment industry workers in Southern California that were paid below the minimum wage.

US retail sales on track to meet holiday forecast 17 Dec 2018

Beth Wright

A rise in November retail sales has got the US holiday season off to a good start and puts spending on track to meet its forecast, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Friday (14 December).

Genesco sells The Lids Sports Group for US$100m 17 Dec 2018

Beth Wright

Apparel and footwear retailer Genesco Inc has inked a deal to sell The Lids Sports Group for US$100m to FanzzLids Holdings, a holding company controlled and operated by affiliates of Ames Watson Capital. 

L Brands offloads La Senza to private equity firm 17 Dec 2018

Beth Wright

L Brands, owner of the Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works stores, has inked a deal to sell its La Senza lingerie business to an affiliate of Regent LP, a global private equity firm.

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