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US-Kenya FTA – What does the apparel sector want?

As more details emerge on the proposed US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement, Kendall Keough and Sheng Lu from the University of Delaware look at va...

Turkmenistan tainted cotton in Turkish textiles

Clothing brands that source from Turkey are being urged to pay closer attention to where the cotton used within their products has come from...

Covid-19 to reshuffle fashion sustainability focus

The coronavirus pandemic is seen as triggering a set-back for labour rights in apparel supply chains, with workers left vulnerable as brands...

VF Corp aligns with post-pandemic wellbeing shift

Apparel powerhouse VF Corp believes it is well-positioned to emerge as a winner from the coronavirus crisis – with an increased consumer foc...

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Hirdaramani sees sustainability a key pillar of the new normal 29 May 2020

Michelle Russell

Sri Lanka is long-recognised as a pioneer in innovation and sustainability, with manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group one of those championing the cause. Group director Nikhil Hirdaramani believes this track record will be key as the world adjusts to the new normal post-pandemic, with sustainability one of the key pillars of doing business.


There's no playbook for navigating a pandemic – "How we act now will show the world what we stand for" 9 Apr 2020

Leonie Barrie

While there are there are no playbooks to guide the apparel industry through the coronavirus crisis and beyond, Edwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), believes two things are clear: the entire supply chain must work as an ecosystem to survive intact, and it should use the crisis as an opportunity to reset for the future.

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Brands urged to make supply-chain relief payment 29 May 20

Leonie Barrie

A one-off payment from fashion brands and retailers could be a way of mitigating the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on supply chain workers.


Timeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ 29 May 20

just-style

Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019, its impact has been felt across the global apparel and textile sector. just-style's timeline shows how the pandemic is evolving – and will be updated as developments unfold.


Duties collected on US textile imports jump 68% in Q2 29 May 20

Leonie Barrie

The latest Textile Enforcement Statistics released by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show a 68% hike in duties collected on textile and apparel products imported into the US in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.


Adidas and Allbirds aim for lowest carbon footprint sports shoe 29 May 20

Beth Wright

Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has joined forces with German sportswear giant Adidas to develop a sports performance shoe with what they say will be the lowest ever carbon footprint.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 May 20

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include an update on which brands are refusing to make no commitment to pay in full for orders completed and in production, a look at the steps manufacturers must take to if they want to stay relevant as fashion gets faster, and a new initiative offering consumers the chance to purchase clothing from cancelled apparel orders from Bangladesh.


Asics sets 2030 goal for 100% recycled polyester 29 May 20

Hannah Abdulla

Japanese sportswear giant Asics Corp has outlined sustainability targets for 2030 that include switching all of the polyesters in its products to recycled ones.

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Covid sparks calls for more responsible industry 26 May 20

Beth Wright

The coronavirus pandemic is seen as triggering a set-back for labour rights in apparel supply chains, with workers left vulnerable as brands and retailers cancelled orders. But it could also lead to re-thinking on the sustainability front, industry executives say.


Retail in spotlight as bankruptcies stack up 18 May 20

Michelle Russell

The impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is starting to be felt more heavily across the retail sector with more bankruptcies emerging.

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