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China & consumer change top of mind for US apparel

Taking the theme ‘Demand and Deliver,’ this year’s annual American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Executive Summit mulled American tr...

China trade – Hoping for a Mar-A-Lago miracle?

While we wait for news of the next trade summit between the United States and China, Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Appa...

China continued to lead US apparel imports in 2018

Despite concerns about sourcing from China amid an intensifying trade war with the US, newly-published figures show China continues to domin...

re:source trade programme roundup – February 2019

The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers de...

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PVH to take back control of Tommy Hilfiger in SE Asia 25 Mar 19

Leonie Barrie

US apparel giant PVH Corporation is taking back more direct control of its Tommy Hilfiger business in Central and South East Asia ahead of plans to expand the brand in the region.

Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Mar 19

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by China, with a look at the impact of an environmental protection tax on the country's textile production, and an Op-Ed from Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), on the consequences of President Trump's "flawed" trade strategy. Meanwhile, the United Nations has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion,' and a new tool is being developed to enable greater traceability in garment supply chains.

Bangladesh seeks duty benefit on US cotton garments 21 Mar 19

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh is seeking duty relief on garments made using US cotton, promising to import larger amounts of cotton should it be successful in its bid.

India apparel exports grow 7.17% in February 20 Mar 19

Hannah Abdulla

India's exports of readymade garments rose 7.17% during February 2019 compared with the same month a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, making it one of five major commodity export groups to show positive growth year-on-year.

OECD report shows footwear, clothing most pirated goods 19 Mar 19

Hannah Abdulla

Footwear, clothing and leather products are among the most pirated goods according to new data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union's Intellectual Property Office.

Gary Simmons named new AAFA chairman 19 Mar 19

Beth Wright

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has named Gary Simmons, director of US fashion firm Intradeco Apparel, as its new chairman.

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The price of US imports from China continues to fall 19 Mar 19

Leonie Barrie

Despite concerns about sourcing from China amid an intensifying trade war with the US, newly-published figures show China continues to dominate US apparel imports – with import volume rising and prices continuing to fall again last year.

Outlook for UK retailers looks bleak 11 Mar 19

Hannah Abdulla

The outlook for UK retailers continues to look bleak. UK department store John Lewis blamed a "challenging" retail backdrop for a more than 45% drop in full-year profits to GBP160m. It was a similar story for rival Debenhams, which issued a warning on full-year profits based on poor sales performance. In an update, the retailer said for the 18 weeks to 5 January, gross transaction value fell 5.6% and like-for-like sales were down 5.7%.

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