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What does US import data for a single month show us?

08/10/2018

Month-by-month the US Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) releases US garment import data. But does one month's information really provide garment professionals with a greater understanding of the industry and the direction in which it is heading? David Birnbaum provides some answers.

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Primark expands sustainable cotton programme to Pakistan

09/21/2018

Value fashion chain Primark has expanded its sustainable cotton programme into a second major sourcing country - Pakistan - as the company looks to build on its work to trace the raw material through every stage of the supply chain and improve the lives of farmers.

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Myanmar takes new step towards decent work

09/21/2018

Myanmar has agreed its first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), which will work to promote employment, protect labour rights, improve safety at work and strengthen social dialogue in the country.

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EU presents World Trade Organization reform plan

09/20/2018

The European Union has presented an initial set of ideas to modernise the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a move aimed at making "international trade rules fit for the challenges of a global economy".

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Amazon in spotlight over alleged sales boost using third-party seller data

09/20/2018

The EU competition watchdog is mulling a probe into the way Amazon uses data from its third-party sellers on the back of concerns it could be using it to boost its own retail sales.

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Myanmar and Turkey added to US labour exploitation list

09/20/2018

The US Department of Labour (DoL) has added Burma and Turkey to the list of foreign-made apparel and footwear that it has reason to believe are produced by either child or forced labour in violation of international standards. 

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Sustainable clothing brand among Asics start-ups

09/20/2018

A sustainable clothing company that produces its own smart fabrics from exclusively natural and sustainable fibres such as bamboo and seaweed is among the five start-ups chosen to participate in Japanese sporting goods giant Asics' growth catalyst programme.

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Under Armour to slash 400 more jobs

09/20/2018

Under Armour is to cut 3% of its global workforce as part of the US sportswear brand's 2018 restructuring plan in a move it says could push related expenses up to US$220m.

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ILO defends Uzbekistan cotton reporting methods

09/21/2018

The International Labour Organization (ILO) says its methods for monitoring the Uzbekistan cotton harvest are "rigorous" and constantly refined and adapted after its latest report was criticised for material errors of fact and "significant" methodological flaws.

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Global growth due to slow as trade uncertainty intensifies

09/21/2018

The global economic expansion appears to have peaked as the worrisome slowdown in trade growth, combined with widespread political uncertainty, take a toll on the world economy, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Bonobos promotes Onvural to chief executive

09/21/2018

Online menswear retailer Bonobos, which was bought by US retail giant Walmart last year, has appointed Micky Onvural as its chief executive.

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PVH commits to sourcing 100% renewable electricity

09/21/2018

Apparel giant PVH Corp has committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity throughout its owned-and-operated offices, distribution centres and stores globally by 2030, with an interim goal of 50% renewable electricity by 2025.

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Moss Bros warns on FY, books H1 loss

09/21/2018

Shares in Moss Bros tumbled by more than 13% this morning (21 September) as the menswear retailer reported a loss for the first half and warned its full-year operating profit is expected to come in "materially lower" than current expectations.

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North Carolina ports remain closed on Florence damage

09/20/2018

The North Carolina Ports Authority has warned that its Wilmington and Morehead City ports will remain closed for a further four days on the back of damage caused by Hurricane Florence.

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Top stories this week on just-style...

09/21/2018

Top stories on just-style this week include President Trump' decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation Douwe Jan Joustra shares his vision for circular fashion with just-style, and Gap launches a high-performance men's apparel brand that features fabrics made with renewable and recycled fibres.

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C&A Foundation sets out vision for circular fashion - Interview

08/31/2018

One year into his role as head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation, Douwe Jan Joustra is leading discussions on how to create the conditions for change in the entire fashion system. His main aim is to see retailers adopt new business models, transitioning into "service providers" where fashion will be offered as a service for customers, not consumers - an idea he will share at next month'...

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Crystal International sets out new sustainability targets

09/20/2018

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has embarked on its third set of five-year sustainability targets, adding new social indicators to the goals it hopes to accomplish by 2022.

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Gap launches sustainable men's lifestyle brand

09/20/2018

US speciality clothing retailer Gap Inc is to launch a high-performance men's apparel brand that features fabrics made with renewable and recycled fibres.

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Projects launch to boost gender equality in global supply chains

09/20/2018

An ambitious programme has been launched to empower women in global supply chains, with garment and textile industry workers a focus for projects in India and Bangladesh.

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Who has signed the new Bangladesh '2018 Accord' - Update

01/29/2018

192 companies have now signed the new Bangladesh worker safety pact - the '2018 Accord' or 'Transition Accord' - with Holland House Fashion and ICA Sweden among the latest to commit. Here we list the signatories so far.

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