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Trump Trade – The tariffs are coming, the tariffs are coming! 20 Mar 2018

Tariff discussions are looming over the White House – and everyone in the apparel, footwear, and accessory industry should be on high alert, writes Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).

Science of Apparel – a model for the industry of the future 20 Mar 2018

There is a growing trend that indicates the reimagining of the relationship between the customer and supplier – and also the way in which the suppliers and factories are valued, writes Emma Birnbaum. And she believes Science of Apparel sets a new standard for the future.

Timberland to buy up to one-third of cotton from Haiti 9 Mar 2018

Haiti is making its return to the cotton supply chain with the country’s first cotton harvest in three decades thanks to help from US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland – which also says it hopes to launch products made with the fibre in the next two years.

Cambodia leads US apparel import growth in January 8 Mar 2018

US apparel import volumes returned to month-on-month growth in January with eight of the top ten supplier countries recording double-digit gains – led by Cambodia and Nicaragua.

What’s best for business – Family firms vs public companies 2 Mar 2018

Why are family-run firms prospering while traditional professionally-run multinational corporations are failing? David Birnbaum suggests the best examples of the contrast between the two are to be found within the global garment industry.

Latest News

Trump requests trade negotiating authority extension 23 Mar 2018

US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to extend trade authorities procedures for a further three years, in a move he claims would help drive new and better trade deals.

US textile industry "cannot afford to rest on its laurels" 23 Mar 2018

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has endorsed President Donald Trump's view that US trading relationships must be rooted in fairness and reciprocity – but has called on the Administration to include textiles in any laws or regulations that would strengthen "buy American" and invest more in recruitment and automation for the industry.

Nike in Q3 loss amid Tax Act, acquires Zodiac 23 Mar 2018

Shares in Nike Inc slipped this morning (23 March) after a 4.47% hike in after-hours trading as the US sporting goods giant booked a loss in its third-quarter and announced the acquisition of a leading consumer data analytics firm as part of its Consumer Direct Offense strategy.

Trump set to waive metal tariffs for EU and six other countries 23 Mar 2018

US President Donald Trump appears to have capitulated on his pledge to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminium from the European Union and six other countries.

JC Penney joins Cotton Leads programme 23 Mar 2018

JC Penney has joined more than 500 companies from across the global supply chain who have signed up to the Cotton Leads programme, which supports responsible production practices by cotton growers in the US and Australia.

Bold Metrics develops AI tool for garment size and fit 23 Mar 2018

Bold Metrics, the developer of algorithmic body measurement prediction technology, has added a new tool that allows apparel brands to take a more data-driven approach when designing clothes and ready-to-wear sizing.

Tapestry names Bakst Kate Spade CEO 23 Mar 2018

Accessories business Tapestry, formerly known as Coach Inc, has named former Michael Kors executive Anna Bakst as CEO and brand president of Kate Spade.

Donna Karan and DKNY to go fur-free 23 Mar 2018

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has announced its Donna Karan and DKNY brand will no longer use animal fur in its products.

US Q4 in brief –G-III Apparel, Lands' End, Guess 23 Mar 2018

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Genesco booked a rise in both earnings and revenue, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.

Trump signals change of heart in NAFTA talks 22 Mar 2018

The US is showing a stronger willingness to speed up negotiations on the textile and apparel chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as looming Mexican presidential elections could scupper talks to upend the 23-year accord, a top textiles negotiator has told just-style.

Latest blogs

Kingpins Goes to DC – Watch now 12 Sep 2017

The challenges and opportunities facing today’s textile and apparel industry is also explored in the second in a series of expert panel discussions that is now available to watch on demand

Agile logistics key to new hybrid retail world 3 Aug 2017

US retail giant Walmart has topped a list of the fastest growing retailers thanks to its investment in ensuring it has the right balance between its online and brick and mortar operations.

Is outer space the answer to more sustainable cotton? 31 Jul 2017

Can space-based experiments be the answer to making cotton a more sustainable fibre on Earth? The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has partnered with US retail giant Target Corporation to find out.