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Does coronavirus mark the end of globalisation?

Are we witnessing the end of globalisation? The simple answer is no. But there is a more nuanced response: globalisation will survive, but i...

Tunisia garment sector adds concerns over Covid-19

Tunisia’s textile and garment sector is warning of major commercial and humanitarian damage because of production stoppages and order cancel...

Bangladesh garment sector needs global support

Bangladesh’s apparel industry is in gridlock, with millions of jobs at risk as orders are frozen or cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic....

Monthly trade programme roundup – February 2020

The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the United States and European...

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Factory owners must push 'Made in Bangladesh' transformation – Interview 19 Dec 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A fierce advocate of the Bangladesh apparel industry, Mostafiz Uddin, founder and CEO of the Bangladesh Denim Expo and the managing director of the Denim Expert factory, says the onus is on factory owners to talk about their successes, improvements and developments if the country is to retain custom and grow garment exports into the future.

Esquel CEO finds a way through US tariffs 16 Dec 2019

Wang Fangqing

The US-China trade war has hit the Chinese clothing and textile export sector severely, but companies that have invested in manufacturing sites outside China have been better protected, Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh has told just-style.

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Timeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ 2 Apr 20


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.

China exports hit as coronavirus spreads across the globe 1 Apr 20

Hannah Abdulla

A textile trade body in China has said the number of firms cancelling export orders is growing by the day, leading to increasing pressure on upstream firms' supply chains.

Top stories on just-style in March... 1 Apr 20

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style in March were unsurprisingly dominated by the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain. We take a look at how retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the crisis, and industry efforts to address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The list also includes an interview with Stanley Szeto, executive chairman of fashion supply chain manager Lever Style, and a US$930.7m bid to privatise Li & Fung. 

Vietnam textile sector anticipates $467m hit from coronavirus 31 Mar 20

Hannah Abdulla

The Vietnamese textile and garment sector could see a VND11trn (US$467m) hit from the fallout of coronavirus, one of the country's main textile groups has said. 

US signals intent to start Kenya trade talks 30 Mar 20

Michelle Russell

The Office of the US Trade Representative has put the wheels in motion on the beginnings a potential trade deal with Kenya after informing Congress of its intent to start negotiations with the East African country.

WTO forecasts sharp decline in global trade 30 Mar 20

Michelle Russell

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is predicting a "very sharp" decline in global trade, with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic expected to have an "enormous impact" on the economy and on jobs.

Latest blogs

Covid-19 leads to countrywide lockdowns 30 Mar 20

Beth Wright

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause chaos throughout the global apparel industry, with countrywide lockdowns and the switch of production to personal protective equipment (PPE) all dominating our Covid-19 coverage last week.  

Pandemic continues to wreak havoc on industry 23 Mar 20

Michelle Russell

The ongoing impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain continued to dominate content on just-style over the past week.

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