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US political divisions complicate fashion's future

Forecasting the future is always difficult. But during days of extreme challenges, a look ahead is more important than ever. Here, industry...

Unlocking India and Bangladesh's export potential

It's easy to blame the coronavirus or recession for some of the problems facing the garment export industry. But what if the issues are more...

China tops US apparel import declines in August

The resumption of business for retailers following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown helped boost US apparel imports in August on the month pri...

Covid & EU duty-free loss double blow for Cambodia

The Covid-19 pandemic could not have come at a worse time for Cambodia’s garment sector, since it coincides with the partial withdrawal of t...

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Ruyi Group sees investment as key to future-proofing business 25 Jun 2020

Michelle Russell

Like most in the global textile industry, Chinese giant Shandong Ruyi Group has had to face the challenges Covid-19 has thrown its way but believes its preparation and investment in brands and technology prior to the pandemic has stood it in good stead for the future as it looks to maintain its path to becoming a "one-stop internationally advanced intelligent industrial chain".


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.

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Higg Co, Open Apparel Registry partner to improve facility data 27 Oct 20

Beth Wright

Technology company Higg Co has partnered with the Open Apparel Registry (OAR) in a move aimed at streamlining facility data records for the apparel industry.


Timeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ 26 Oct 20

just-style

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.


UK-Japan trade deal to boost fashion and textiles 23 Oct 20

Beth Wright

The UK has officially sealed its first post-Brexit trade deal, after signing an economic partnership agreement with Japan in a move that will cut tariffs on nearly 99% of products traded between the two countries.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Oct 20

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include a decision by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to end all field-level activities in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) amid ongoing reports of forced labour abuses. H&M, Nike, and Gap are among a number of major apparel companies asked to give evidence at a UK inquiry exploring links to XUAR supply chains. Elsewhere, six factory workers have died at a garment factory in Pakistan, and a new report explains why textile waste must become the fashion industry's new raw material.


Flexport launches impact dashboard for global trade 21 Oct 20

Michelle Russell

Freight forwarding company Flexport has launched an ‘Impact Dashboard’ to support customers in their efforts to track and participate in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) opportunities.


WTO authorises EU tariffs on $4bn of US imports 19 Oct 20

Leonie Barrie

A new World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling adds further tensions to transatlantic trade after authorising the European Union to impose tariffs on US$4bn of US imports every year.

Latest blogs

Garment workers still feeling pandemic impact 19 Oct 20

Leonie Barrie

An analysis of trade data on apparel imports into the US and EU appears to show that buyers cancelled orders worth at least US$16.2bn between April and June this year. The shortfall leaves massive arrears, with severe short and long-term impacts for workers and suppliers.


China leads US apparel import declines in August 12 Oct 20

Beth Wright

US apparel imports continued to climb in August as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season.

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