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Mexican industry hopeful of USMCA ratification

Mexican clothing industry experts hope the current standoff over the ratification of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) w...

Apparel business interest is growing in Pakistan

With an improving law and order situation, business-friendly policies from its elected government, and incoming Chinese investment under the...

China set to strengthen Belt & Road textile reach

The Chinese government has started to double down on driving increased Chinese investment in the textile industry in the Belt and Road Initi...

Trade turbulence weighs on Central America apparel

Central America’s textile and apparel exports are on course to miss growth targets this year as Trump’s impeachment concerns and rising poli...

Latest Interviews

Go Global's new M&A model puts garment makers at the heart of the deal 6 Nov 2019

Leonie Barrie

Go Global Retail is a brand investment platform with a difference. Led by industry veteran and sourcing expert Jeff Streader, it aims to blow up the traditional transactional supply chain with a vision to build brands in partnership with garment makers as strategic investors – as he exclusively tells just-style.

Vidalia Mills – Weaving a new vision for US denim 4 Oct 2019

Leonie Barrie

The closure of the last US selvedge denim mill two years ago might have marked the end of an era. But thanks to the vision of Daniel Feibus and his team, the original looms have found a new home at Vidalia Mills as part of plans to build a cutting-edge, transparent and sustainable denim manufacturing chain in the United States.

Latest News

New US bill extends counterfeit protection to design patents 6 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

New legislation aimed at curbing a surge in counterfeit footwear shipped into the US has been welcomed by footwear retailers and importers.

VF Corp eyes 30% in supply chain carbon emissions by 2030 6 Dec 19

Beth Wright

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has set new targets to slash its carbon emissions over the next decade, including a 30% absolute reduction of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions focusing on farm-to-retail materials, sourcing operations and logistics.

British Fashion Council honours fashion charter brands 6 Dec 19

Beth Wright

Adidas, Burberry, and Gap Inc are among the founding signatories of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action that have been honoured at The British Fashion Council’s 2019 Fashion Awards for their leadership in addressing climate change.

US Q3 in brief – J.Jill Inc, Dollar General, Express 6 Dec 19


In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Express has reported a net loss of US$3.1m, while J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. Elsewhere, PVH Corp and Ross Stores have upped their full-year guidance on a better than expected third-quarter, while Gap Inc interim CEO Robert Fisher said the company is not pleased with its third-quarter results. 

Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Dec 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style see the Chinese government increase efforts to boost investment in the textile industries of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, a new five-year plan from Guess that includes moving production out of China to mitigate China tariffs, and J.Crew has agreed terms for the spinoff and initial public offering (IPO) of its Madewell brand. 

Cone Denim expands Jeanologia technology lineup 6 Dec 19

Beth Wright

US-based Cone Denim is expanding its capabilities with the installation of new Jeanologia finishing technology to boost its production of sustainable and eco-responsible denim.

Latest blogs

Slowing economic growth weighs on 2020 sentiment 3 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

As we move into the final month of the year, it’s not surprising that anxiety and concern appears to be the prevailing mood across the fashion sector for 2020. A new report offers the ten trends set to shape the industry during the course of the year.

Sustainability is fast fashion’s Achilles heel 26 Nov 19

Hannah Abdulla

Two aspects of sustainability – environmental impact and worker well-being – are often buried under greenwashed marketing and feel-good statistics; the seeds of where fast fashion's demise have taken root.

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