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Unlocking the value of time in your supply chain

A new metric has been developed to help textile and apparel supply chains evaluate the value of time in product development, merchandising a...

US apparel imports from China tumble in April

While it may be too early for the prospect of heavy US tariffs on goods from China to impact apparel imports from the country, it appeared t...

Clothing caught as EU and US tariff spat escalates

The European Union (EU) has moved ahead with its plans to impose temporary safeguard duties on imports of US-made clothing in response to pu...

Can Vietnam reach its apparel export potential?

Vietnam’s clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the ‘next China’ for apparel sourcing. But de...

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Uncombed cotton on China retaliatory duties list 18 Jun 18

Michelle Russell

China has hit back at the tariffs announced by the US Administration on Friday (15 June) by imposing additional retaliatory duties on US$50bn worth of US products – including uncombed cotton – as the trade war between the two nations intensifies.

Rwanda to pay taxes for affected AGOA exporters 18 Jun 18

Beth Wright

Rwanda is to take over the tax obligations of its apparel exporters to ensure they are not significantly affected by the anticipated suspension of duty-free access to the US market under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Relief as US takes China textile machinery off new tariff list 15 Jun 18

Leonie Barrie

The Trump administration today (15 June) released a list of products imported from China that will be hit with an additional 25% tariff – but to the relief of US industry has removed most of the equipment and machinery used in domestic textile, apparel, and footwear manufacturing that had been originally proposed.

Timberland aggressively pursues patent infringements 15 Jun 18

Michelle Russell

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has put what it says are "aggressive measures" into place to prevent its footwear designs and technologies from being copied.

Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Jun 18

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the level of supply chain risk faced by European retail companies with international suppliers increased in the first quarter, accusations against Nike and Adidas for paying poverty wages to those making kit for the World Cup, and how e-commerce companies like Amazon are redefining global shipping.

US cotton exports to Vietnam, Turkey and China up 14 Jun 18

Michelle Russell

Global cotton trade is up for the 2017/18 season thanks to higher exports from the US and India accompanied by higher imports by Vietnam, Turkey, and China, new figures show.

Latest blogs

Esquel's eco-friendly manufacturing complex 11 Jun 18

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m eco-friendly manufacturing complex in southern China.

Tariffs back at top of Trump's trade agenda 4 Jun 18

Leonie Barrie

Tariffs soared back to the top of Trump's trade agenda last week, with the imposition of punitive tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, and plans to proceed with an additional 25% tariff on imports from China.

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