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Central America makers eye delays amid coronavirus

Central American garment suppliers are fretting over delays of up to a month in essential Chinese fabric supplies as a result of the coronav...

Grupo Kattan mulls $70m woven facility in Honduras

Manufacturing giant Grupo Kattan is seeking a venture partner to help build a $70m woven fabric plant in Honduras, the company’s president a...

China factories struggling to get back on track

China’s clothing and textile makers are struggling to get back on track amid the continuing novel coronavirus epidemic – telling just-style...

Blockchain can help fashion's transparency problem

The integration of blockchain technology has an important role in helping fashion brands reshape supply chain sustainability and enhance tra...

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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.


The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda 17 Jan 2020

Michelle Russell

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer – as sustainability director Jean Hegedus explains.

Latest News

Lithuania knitter first to meet Greenpeace standards 28 Feb 20

Leonie Barrie

The first – and so far the only – company in the world to work entirely according to Greenpeace’s textiles procurement standard has been named as Lithuanian jersey fabric specialist Utenos trikotažas.


Top stories on just-style in February... 28 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style in February were dominated by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak as we explored how the epidemic is shaking up apparel supply chains. The list also includes coverage of the European Commission's decision to partially withdraw Cambodia's preferential access to the EU, and interviews with Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer at H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub, and Ronna Chao, chairman of Hong Kong-based yarn spinner Novetex Textiles.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the shifting supply chain strategies of US fashion brands and retailers, how China's clothing and textile makers are struggling to get back on track amid the continuing coronavirus epidemic, and a training scheme aimed at bolstering the number of Jordanians working in the country's garment sector has added 350 recruits to clothing manufacturer Classic Fashion.


Marimekko sees bright future for Spinnova fabrics 28 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Finnish fibre company Spinnova has revealed the first printed clothing made from its wood-based fibre under a partnership with the Marimekko fashion group.


UStrive in US-first to gain two top organic textile standards 28 Feb 20

Leonie Barrie

Los Angeles-based knitwear maker UStrive Manufacturing has become the first and only vertical clothing manufacturer in North America to be certified to both the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange’s Organic Content Standard (OCS).


Vietnam confident of garment export boost through EVFTA 26 Feb 20

Michelle Russell

Vietnam is confident the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will be an opportunity to increase the export of textiles and footwear, while also playing an important role with those export commodities facing difficulties due to the impact of coronavirus.

Latest blogs

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.


US-China trade deal brings limited benefits for apparel firms 27 Jan 20

Beth Wright

The 'Phase One' trade agreement signed between the US and China is a step in the right direction, but offers little relief to apparel firms in the ongoing trade conflict.

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