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Africa waking up to apparel sourcing opportunities

African governments are waking up to the fact that the continent could be a 'new frontier' for garment sourcing, export associations and man...

Time for a single cotton sustainability standard?

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in usin...

UK textile industry needs confidence to thrive

British manufacturing is enjoying a renaissance, helped by growth in the cost benefits of reshoring. Yet the scale of the challenge presente...

Which products hardest hit if NAFTA nixed?

As talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) head into their fifth round later this month, concerns remain that U...

Latest Interviews

How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.


Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

Latest News

Compensation scheme sought on Tazreen fire anniversary 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

An international alliance has renewed its call for brands to provide compensation to the victims and families of those killed in the Tazreen Fashions factory fire in Bangladesh, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster.


Vietnam to limit hazardous chemicals in apparel 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has implemented a new regulation on the use of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile and apparel products sold in the country.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include reports from the recent US Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference looking at the current state of play in US trade policy? and sustainable sourcing, why African countries are hoping to divert manufacturing from Asia, and the opening of the first of 150 mini clothing factories in Sri Lanka.


Shandong Ruyi takes majority stake in Bagir 23 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Chinese textile major Shandong Ruyi has bought a majority stake in Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, marking the third acquisition for the company in the last two months. Bagir doubled in value on the news as its share price jumped 118% to 3 pence.


Initiative to extract value from production waste 23 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Not-for-profit Made-By has launched what it says is a first-of-its-kind initiative for the European clothing sector that will trial and test practical innovations to reduce or re-use production leftovers.


Woolino children's pyjamas recalled on fire hazard 23 Nov 17

Beth Wright

Woolino has recalled its 100% merino wool children's pyjamas due to a failure to meet federal flammability standards.

Latest blogs

A confusing mix of sustainable cotton options 20 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in using more sustainable cotton. But the confusing mix of standards and options available merely complicates the decision-making process for so many firms.


Have your say – Take part in just-style’s State of Sourcing survey 6 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

The global apparel industry and its supply chain is going through a period of unprecedented change. How do you and your colleagues see the outlook for 2018? And what strategies are you likely to be turning to in the year ahead?

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