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C&A increasing transparency with supplier ratings

Fashion retail chain C&A has expanded the disclosure of its supplier production and, for the first time, published supplier ratings as it lo...

RCEP and its impact on textile and apparel trade

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has the potential to be one of the most significant mega-FTAs in the world, both econ...

China share of EU clothing imports slips again

The leading position of China as textile and apparel supplier to the EU has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of oth...

India ban on cattle trade hurts leather sourcing

A sudden shortage of leather in India, prompted by government religious policies on reducing cattle-related trades, is forcing major fashion...

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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.


How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

Latest News

Cone Denim launches sustainable stretch yarn tech 23 Jun 17

Beth Wright

US textile major Cone Denim is bringing sustainability to stretch with the launch of a new dual-core stretch yarn technology to mark the tenth anniversary of S Gene, and its commitment to developing denims using 100% recycled polyester content.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Jun 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


Apparel and textile production up in key regions 22 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

World apparel production growth fell short of the world manufacturing average in the first quarter of 2017, although gains have been seen in both developing and industrialised economies, new research shows.


25% of viscose supply chain forest-friendly 22 Jun 17

Michelle Russell

Around 25% of the global supply chain for viscose has now been subjected to comprehensive audits and found to be at a low risk for containing fibre from controversial forest sources, a new study shows.


Burberry GBP3m grant funds sustainable innovations 22 Jun 17

Beth Wright

UK luxury fashion group Burberry has partnered with the Royal College of Art (RCA) on a new research group designed to develop more sustainable materials, transform consumer experience and advance manufacturing, in line with Burberry's new five-year responsibility agenda.


Yoox Net-a-Porter bans angora across all platforms 21 Jun 17

Beth Wright

Luxury fashion e-commerce store Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) has committed to ending the sale of angora across all its platforms.

Latest blogs

Digital pieces of the fashion supply chain take shape 12 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.


Latest supply chain leaders? 5 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex, and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.

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