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China the biggest loser in US apparel imports slip

The publication of December's US apparel import data gives a clearer picture of supplier country shifts for the whole of 2019. During the ye...

Coronavirus shakes up China’s apparel supply chain

China based analysts are raising concerns that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak will disrupt supplies of apparel to major internati...

US apparel import prices from China slip 4.6%

China has once again come up trumps when it comes to the most competitively priced US apparel supplier, with its per-unit cost for clothing...

Micro-factories – Future of fashion manufacturing?

The globalisation of fashion supply chains has seen fashion manufacturers in developed high wage countries lose business to larger scale sup...

Latest Interviews

How The Laboratory is steering H&M Group's sustainable future  18 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Set up to test and scale the game-changing concepts that will help drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and circular future, H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub also aims to challenge the way of thinking within the company – as Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer, explains.

Novetex puts a positive spin on textile waste – Interview 5 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based yarn spinner Novetex Textiles is leading the charge towards sustainability with a HK$15m (US$1.9m) investment to help scale up a process developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) to upcycle textile waste into yarns that can be reused to make garments. Chairman Ronna Chao explains more.

Latest News

EU targets textile re-use, recycling in "Green Deal" 19 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

Textile reuse and recycling will be a priority under a new plan from the EU, which aims to halve waste by 2030.

VF Corp offers notes to fund sustainability projects 19 Feb 20

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant VF Corp is offering EUR500m (US$540m) in unsecured notes to investors, with plans to use the proceeds to fund a number of sustainability projects.

Puma warns coronavirus likely to impact Q1 numbers 19 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

Puma has warned its first-quarter results will likely be affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China but remains optimistic about hitting its full-year targets.

Kingpins Transformers becomes Transformers Foundation 19 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Denim trade show Kingpins Transformers has transitioned into Transformers Foundation, a non-profit entity focused on actively addressing and facilitating change in key areas of the denim supply chain.

Nike in senior leadership reshuffle 19 Feb 20

Beth Wright

US sporting goods giant Nike has announced a series of senior leadership changes, including the appointment of chief financial officer (CFO), Andy Campion, as COO. 

Première Vision launches new materials show in China 19 Feb 20

Beth Wright

The organisers of trade show Première Vision are to launch a new event in China later this year, which will run alongside Fashion Source, one of the leading textile and fashion trade shows in Asia.

Latest blogs

Apparel supply concerns hit as coronavirus impact builds 17 Feb 20

Michelle Russell

Novel coronavirus (now officially named 2019-nCo) is continuing to shake up China’s supply chain. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 17 February 2020 there have been 71,329 confirmed cases in 26 countries – with by far the majority (70,635) in China.

China coronavirus impact continues to evolve 10 Feb 20

Leonie Barrie

Top stories on just-style last week were again dominated by the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, with a look at what it means for US apparel and retail, how it could impact China's polyester production, and concerns regarding cargo capacity and delays.

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