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Where are the world's key sources of denim fabric?

With the recent announcement of closures of two denim mills in the United States, Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, finds it t...

Vietnam leads US apparel import growth in December

US apparel import volumes declined in December as the holiday season came to an end. But while shipments from Vietnam continue on an upward...

Trump goes to Davos as uncertainty abounds

Trump goes to Davos while NAFTA grinds on, the dollar tumbles, and uncertainty reigns. Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, tries...

Apparel benefits most from EU GSP trade schemes

A new report into the European Union's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) trade initiative – under which textiles and apparel make up n...

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US signals a withdrawal from NAFTA unlikely 16 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

The US has expressed its optimism at securing a deal for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – further evidence that a withdrawal from the trade pact is not on the horizon.

Hyosung to make Vietnam global production base 16 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

South Korean fibre giant Hyosung is to increase its investment in Vietnam for all of its core products, including textiles, as it looks to utilise the country as a global production base.

Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at where the world's key sources of denim fabrics are, H&M's move to shelve its digitalisation reinvestment plans, and C&A Foundation's decision to put its philanthropic work in Myanmar on hold in the wake of what it called evidence of ongoing persecution and human rights violations by the country's military against the Rohingya people.

Global trade growth to remain above trend 14 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

Global merchandise trade will maintain steady growth in the first quarter in volume terms, new figures show, with strong results expected for air freight, container shipping and export orders.

US apparel importers welcome GSP renewal 14 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

A group representing US apparel and footwear brands and importers has welcomed the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme, which will lower costs for domestic companies on imported articles not made in America.

US retail imports seen growing significantly in 2018 12 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

Imports at major US retail container ports are expected to grow nearly 5% year-on-year during the first half of 2018 thanks to favourable tax reform and improved confidence, new figures show.

Latest blogs

China still dominates apparel sourcing 12 Feb 18

Leonie Barrie

The latest full-year data on US apparel import trends for 2017 suggests China will remain the dominant sourcing region for some time to come.

Retail's rapid transformation requires "platform thinking" 29 Jan 18

Leonie Barrie

There’s no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers think about their supply chains and meeting their customers’ needs. But to position themselves for future growth, they must adopt "platform thinking" and offer a radically diverse sets of experiences.

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