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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...

Why is cotton always the industry punch bag?

Having worked in the cotton industry for many years (including as a consultant to BASF's e3 sustainable cotton programme), one of the things...

China the biggest loser in US apparel imports slip

The publication of December's US apparel import data gives a clearer picture of supplier country shifts for the whole of 2019. During the ye...

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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.

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Coronavirus puts question mark over Phase One trade deal 21 Feb 20

Michelle Russell

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is slowing economic activity in China and raising concerns about potential US supply chain vulnerabilities in a range of sectors, including strategic raw materials, a new report has warned – and also casts a question mark over the Phase One trade deal between the two countries.

SupplyCompass launches full-service platform 21 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Online sourcing startup SupplyCompass has launched a new full-service platform to help fashion brands to design, develop and produce collections more quickly and efficiently.

India 10-month apparel and textile exports slip to $29.3bn 21 Feb 20

Michelle Russell

India's textile and apparel industry exported US$29.3bn worth of goods in the first ten months of its fiscal year, new figures show, marking a decline on the prior-year period.

Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how China's clothing and textile makers are struggling to get back on track amid the continuing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic; why blockchain can help fashion brands enhance transparency; and Cambodia has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit.

Stahl leather products get Level 3 ZDHC Gateway certification 21 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl has achieved the highest level of ZDHC Gateway compliance for its wet-end and leather finishing products.

New immigration rules concern UK fashion industry 20 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

The UK Home Office has launched a new points-based immigration system aimed at ending the reliance on cheap, low-skilled labour coming into the country - a move that could limit the growth of the fashion sector, an industry trade body has warned. 

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Apparel supply concerns hit as coronavirus impact builds 17 Feb 20

Michelle Russell

Novel coronavirus (now officially named 2019-nCo) is continuing to shake up China’s supply chain. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 17 February 2020 there have been 71,329 confirmed cases in 26 countries – with by far the majority (70,635) in China.

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.

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