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US apparel imports feel weight of China tariffs

The knock-on effect of retailers bringing orders forward to beat the September tariff hike on clothing shipments from China still continues...

Eco-friendly investments for a sustainable profit

Moving towards sustainability in the clothing and textile sector requires a huge amount of long-term investment – be it new sewage processin...

Mexican industry hopeful of USMCA ratification

Mexican clothing industry experts hope the current standoff over the ratification of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) w...

Apparel business interest is growing in Pakistan

With an improving law and order situation, business-friendly policies from its elected government, and incoming Chinese investment under the...

Latest Interviews

Go Global's new M&A model puts garment makers at the heart of the deal 6 Nov 2019

Leonie Barrie

Go Global Retail is a brand investment platform with a difference. Led by industry veteran and sourcing expert Jeff Streader, it aims to blow up the traditional transactional supply chain with a vision to build brands in partnership with garment makers as strategic investors – as he exclusively tells just-style.

Vidalia Mills – Weaving a new vision for US denim 4 Oct 2019

Leonie Barrie

The closure of the last US selvedge denim mill two years ago might have marked the end of an era. But thanks to the vision of Daniel Feibus and his team, the original looms have found a new home at Vidalia Mills as part of plans to build a cutting-edge, transparent and sustainable denim manufacturing chain in the United States.

Latest News

India factory fire underscores ongoing safety violations 10 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

A fire that swept through a bag factory in the Indian capital Delhi at the weekend, killing 43 workers, has led to renewed calls for enforcement of factory fire and building safety regulations.

Reliance recycled polyester to be molecularly tagged 10 Dec 19

Hannah Abdulla

Applied DNA Sciences is to molecularly tag recycled polyester from India's Reliance (RIL) Industries so that brands and retailers can be assure that their products are sustainable, traceable and authentic.

Crystal develops denim from cutting room scraps 9 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International Group is stepping up its efforts to recycle textile waste with the imminent launch of denim fabric made from cutting room scraps.

New US bill extends counterfeit protection to design patents 6 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

New legislation aimed at curbing a surge in counterfeit footwear shipped into the US has been welcomed by footwear retailers and importers.

VF Corp eyes 30% in supply chain carbon emissions by 2030 6 Dec 19

Beth Wright

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has set new targets to slash its carbon emissions over the next decade, including a 30% absolute reduction of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions focusing on farm-to-retail materials, sourcing operations and logistics.

British Fashion Council honours fashion charter brands 6 Dec 19

Beth Wright

Adidas, Burberry, and Gap Inc are among the founding signatories of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action that have been honoured at The British Fashion Council’s 2019 Fashion Awards for their leadership in addressing climate change.

Latest blogs

Slowing economic growth weighs on 2020 sentiment 3 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

As we move into the final month of the year, it’s not surprising that anxiety and concern appears to be the prevailing mood across the fashion sector for 2020. A new report offers the ten trends set to shape the industry during the course of the year.

Sustainability is fast fashion’s Achilles heel 26 Nov 19

Hannah Abdulla

Two aspects of sustainability – environmental impact and worker well-being – are often buried under greenwashed marketing and feel-good statistics; the seeds of where fast fashion's demise have taken root.

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