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Successful price negotiation in apparel sourcing

Price negotiation is a critical, and often stressful, aspect of apparel sourcing – but it is also integral to the health of any brand's bott...

Who will hurt most from tariffs on China clothing?

The threat of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China would be a "credit negative" for the US apparel and footwea...

El Salvador exports surge despite regional unrest

El Salvador’s garment exports are forecast to rise 6% to roughly $2.3bn this year as the US lifts demand for the country’s performance and c...

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar’s garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest sha...

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.


DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 Jul 2018

AZM Anas

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.

Latest News

House of Fraser cancels online orders amid dispute 17 Aug 18

Michelle Russell

UK department store retailer House of Fraser is cancelling all online orders and refunding customers following a reported dispute with its warehouse operator.


JD.com optimistic on FY despite wider Q2 loss 17 Aug 18

Michelle Russell

Despite widening its net losses, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has offered an optimistic outlook thanks to higher sales in the second quarter.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Aug 18

Michelle Russell

Top stories on just-style this week include at look at the implications of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China, VF Corp's plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses, and the shadow cast by the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis on Myanmar's thriving garment exports.


US Q2 in brief – Walmart, Nordstrom, JC Penney 17 Aug 18

just-style

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Wolverine Worldwide has raised its full-year guidance after quarterly earnings more than doubled, while Walmart booked its highest comparable sales growth for over ten years. 


Research underway to develop non-creasing cotton 16 Aug 18

Leonie Barrie

A team of scientists in Australia is working on a project to develop the next generation cotton fibre – which could feature many of the properties of synthetics, such as being stretchy, non-creasing and even waterproof, while retaining its natural fibre feel.


C2C Certified toolkit launched for denim and materials 16 Aug 18

Michelle Russell

Fashion for Good, a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable, has launched what it claims is the world's first comprehensive toolkit to get fashion brands, retailers and manufacturers started on the development of Cradle to Cradle Certified products.

Latest blogs

Hong Kong sustainability scoop 13 Aug 18

Leonie Barrie

We led on just-style last week with a world exclusive scoop on a number of new projects being unveiled in Hong Kong next month – including the first mill being set up in the territory in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.


Spotlight on Central America sourcing 6 Aug 18

Leonie Barrie

A worsening political and social crisis in Nicaragua is having a spillover effect in Central America, where the spectre of rising violence in Guatemala and El Salvador is threatening to undermine apparel sourcing and investment in the region.

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