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Trump's Christmas gift to China hosiery makers

Some say President Trump's decision to delay the introduction of certain new tariffs until December is a gift to American consumers. David B...

China apparel makers well prepared for trade war

The intensifying trade war between the US and China is proving to be an opportunity for some larger Chinese clothing manufacturing firms who...

US cotton pays the price for Trump's trade war

There have always been daunting challenges for the US cotton industry – only now the stakes are higher thanks to US trade policy. And even i...

US-China tariff war – Apparel hit-list updated

Amid the rapidly shifting goalposts of the US-China tariff war and the imminent addition of punitive duties on textiles and apparel imported...

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How a converged single audit approach marks the next step in responsible sourcing 28 Jun 2019

Hannah Abdulla

An overhaul of the auditing process on factory safety and working conditions is long overdue – and a new initiative launched this month could offer the solution. The Social & Labour Convergence Programme's Converged Assessment Framework enables apparel brands and retailers to align collectively around one standard, reduce the amount of money spent on duplicated auditing, and instead free up resources to improve efficiency and factory working conditions. SLCP executive director Janet Mensink, and Peter Higgins, senior director of global responsible sourcing at VF Corp, tell just-style more.


Joined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 May 2019

Beth Wright

It's been almost a year since Hugo Boss outlined its latest, annually revised set of ambitious sustainability targets and the German premium fashion brand continues to make progress towards its goals, including upping its use of more responsibly sourced cotton and reducing the number of potentially hazardous substances within its supply chain. Driving these efforts is Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability, who also tells just-style of his concerns that despite efforts by individual companies, a concerted industry approach is still in its beginning when it comes to driving systematic change.

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Levi Strauss sets new water targets for global suppliers 22 Aug 19

Hannah Abdulla

Jeans-maker Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is shifting from a singular "one-size-fits-all" strategy to water management in sourcing countries to a more responsive approach that sets stringent standards for supplier facilities and allow it to focus reduction efforts where they are needed most.


Li & Fung swings to H1 profit but turnover falls 22 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Sourcing giant Li & Fung moved to a profit in the first half of fiscal 2019 although customer bankruptcies continued to weigh on turnover.


Why vegan fashion materials require careful scrutiny 21 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

With fashion retailers from Topshop to New Look and Asos launching new vegan clothing and footwear lines, firms are also being advised to be aware of the difficulties in entering this complex market.


Asos seeks supplier discount to offset investment costs 21 Aug 19

Hannah Abdulla

UK fashion e-tailer Asos has requested a cut in prices from suppliers to help offset ongoing investments in the business to drive sales and growth.


New Look registers ranges with the Vegan Trademark 21 Aug 19

Beth Wright

UK fashion retailer New Look has become the first high-street fashion retailer to register ranges with The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark, amid a commitment to change its components and reduce reliance on animal-derived ingredients.


Abercrombie & Fitch sets new supply chain sustainability goals 21 Aug 19

Hannah Abdulla

Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has set new sustainability targets  – including a 30% water reduction in denim production by 2022 – after joining the United Nations Global Compact initiative.

Latest blogs

How brands are mitigating the potential impact of new China tariffs 12 Aug 19

Beth Wright

US apparel brands and retailers may be caught between higher costs and raising prices when it comes to navigating an extra 10% tariff on clothing and footwear imported from China from the beginning of next month – but analysts suggest some are managing to mitigate the potential impacts.


Looming US tariffs on China apparel 5 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

US fashion and footwear brands, retailers and importers were rocked last week after a surprise tweet from US President Donald Trump announced that a punitive 10% tariff will be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China – including all textiles, apparel and footwear – from 1 September. 

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