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The advantages and challenges of local sourcing

Delayed shipments, rising labour costs, quality claims and compliance issues are just some of the challenges facing sourcing managers. Add i...

NAFTA renegotiation – Key textile & apparel issues

As the United States, Canada and Mexico prepare to begin formal talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NA...

A tale of 3 countries – Vietnam, India, Bangladesh

Things are no longer going well for Bangladesh when it comes to US garment imports, writes David Birnbaum, as he takes a closer look at why...

Factory safety not main risk to Bangladesh workers

The death of 13 people following a boiler explosion earlier this month at the Multifabs factory in Bangladesh's Gazipur district makes many...

Latest Interviews

Clarks manufacturing for faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.


How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

Latest News

US sets out NAFTA negotiating stance for textiles 19 Jul 17

Leonie Barrie

The United States has set out its goals for the upcoming talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico – with a focus on reducing the trade deficit with Canada and Mexico, and bringing more manufacturing jobs back to the United States.


China's Cosco Shipping seeks deal to buy Orient 19 Jul 17

Michelle Russell

China shipping giant Cosco Shipping Holdings has made an offer to acquire Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas International in a deal that could make Cosco the world's third largest container liner.


US to continue probe into PSF imports from Asia 19 Jul 17

Leonie Barrie

The US is to continue antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into imports of fine denier polyester staple fibre from China, India, Korea and Taiwan that it believes are being unfairly-traded.


Solid, sustainable growth "key" to Inditex future 19 Jul 17

Beth Wright

Inditex has hailed the strengthening of the group's commitment to sustainability along the value chain in 2016, with chairman and CEO Pablo Isla highlighting "solid, sustainable, and integrated growth" as key to the future of Inditex.


Bangladesh exports in slowest growth for 15 years 18 Jul 17

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh exports have experienced the slowest growth in 15 years with garment exports up a mere 0.2% for the year ending June 2017, according to reports.


Fruit of the Loom joins Sustainability Consortium 18 Jul 17

Beth Wright

Athletic apparel and intimates manufacturer Fruit of the Loom has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) as part of its commitment to help improve the environmental, social and economic performance of the textile value chain.

Latest blogs

The rise and fall of Bangladesh? 17 Jul 17

Leonie Barrie

The rise of Bangladesh's garment export industry has been nothing less than spectacular – and until recently it seemed that nothing could stop its growth.


Calls for boiler inspections in Bangladesh 10 Jul 17

Leonie Barrie

Labour rights groups are calling for garment factory safety inspections to be expanded to cover boilers, after a blast at the Multifabs facility in Bangladesh last week killed at least 11 people.

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