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Mexico makers work on exports despite NAFTA threat

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may be under threat, but Mexican textile and apparel makers continue to take a...

US garment import trends from Mexico and DR-CAFTA

Negotiators are preparing to meet for the sixth round of NAFTA trade talks next week – and as soon as this deal has been repackaged, the spo...

NRF 2018 – Retail technology innovations

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportu...

The e-commerce revolution yet to come – Comment

It is only a matter of time before the internet will undercut almost every traditional supplier of consumer services and products, writes Da...

Latest Interviews

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO – Interview 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

The North Face takes a holistic view on harmful chemicals – Interview 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

Latest News

Automation focus for Sourcing at Magic show 19 Jan 2018

Michelle Russell

The digitalisation of manufacturing will be the key topic at next month's Sourcing at Magic show, with a digital apparel micro-factory set to offer live demonstrations of apparel production.

US apparel importers seek Senate vote on tariff bill 19 Jan 2018

Leonie Barrie

A group representing US apparel and footwear brands and importers is urging the US Senate to approve a bill that would temporarily reduce or suspend duties on certain raw material imports.

Affluent consumers becoming more price sensitive 19 Jan 2018

Leonie Barrie

Affluent consumers are becoming more price sensitive as they embrace industry disruptors such as artificial intelligence (AI), Amazon and mobile technology to compare prices, according to the results of a new survey.

VF Corp eyes faster speed-to-market with new DC 19 Jan 2018

Michelle Russell

US apparel giant VF Corp is investing US$52m in a new distribution centre in Pennsylvania in a move to help it improve speed to market in northeastern America.

Importers urged to ensure compliance with First Sale Rule 18 Jan 2018

Leonie Barrie

Importers are being advised to review transactions taking advantage of the First Sale Rule to ensure they are consistent with US Customs and Border Protection’s requirements.

FDRA recognises 10 responsible footwear factories 18 Jan 2018

Leonie Barrie

Ten footwear factories have been recognised for their commitment to improving factory conditions and standards by a committee of top footwear sourcing executives from the US.

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