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  • Outlook 2019 - What else can the apparel industry expect? January 18, 2019 2:35 pm
    We asked industry executives what keeps them awake at night - and other issues the apparel sector should be keeping a close eye on in the year ahead. Not surprisingly, increased levels of uncertainty and ambiguity are top of the agenda for many, with the real winners in 2019 and beyond likely to be those industry leaders (and companies) who are willing to evolve and adapt to rapidly changing consumer needs, and emerging opportunities.
  • Three ways to fix the fast-fashion supply chain January 18, 2019 10:00 am
    With a focus on selling large quantities of clothing at cheap prices, the fast fashion business model hides human and environmental health risks throughout the lifecycle of each garment, new research suggests - creating a "global environmental justice dilemma."
  • Top stories this week on just-style... January 18, 2019 9:09 am
    Top stories on just-style this week were dominated by just-style's Outlook 2019 insights, with readers keen to see what 2019 has in store for the apparel industry. Also popular was news that Bangladesh's government has vowed to revisit the minimum wages for some ready-made garment workers, European business associations have urged the European Council to approve the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and The North Face revealed a breakthrough in breathable waterproof fabric.
  • Outlook 2019 - Top apparel supply chain tactics in the year ahead January 17, 2019 3:00 pm
    What should apparel firms be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future? And what will separate the winners from the losers? The experts we consulted are almost unanimous in their belief that speed, innovation and adopting new technologies fit for the digital age are the key ingredients to help transform operations and the overall supply chain.
  • Cambodia garment industry welcomes policy to cut reliance on EU, US trade January 17, 2019 1:46 pm
    The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has welcomed the introduction of a new policy to safeguard the country's traders should the EU and US follow through with threats to pull the country's access to preferential trade terms. 
  • Consumers lack trust in apparel sustainability claims January 17, 2019 1:07 pm
    A new survey has revealed the lack of trust consumers have in the information disclosed by apparel brands about the social and environmental impacts of their supply chains. 
  • Retailers could face legal action over faux fur claims January 17, 2019 12:54 pm
    The UK advertising watchdog has announced a crackdown on retailers and brands that misleadingly claim to sell fake fur products.
  • Sustainability top of mind for Gen Z consumers January 17, 2019 9:30 am
    Sustainability is driving demand and customer loyalty, according to a new survey, with more than two-thirds of respondents saying they consider sustainability when making a purchase and are willing to pay extra for more eco-friendly products.
  • Outlook 2019 - Apparel sourcing trends and strategies January 16, 2019 10:43 am
    How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2019, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? As new barriers, trade tensions, and the need for speed continue to weigh on the apparel business, fashion companies need to develop contingency plans. Shifting some sourcing away from China, supplier consolidation, new investments closer to home, and the shrewd used of data and advanced analytics are some of the tactics executives recommend.
  • Pakistan's TCS to pioneer Smart Indigo production January 16, 2019 1:43 pm
    Pakistan-based textile colour management company Technical Color Solution (TCS) has partnered with French textile machinery supplier Sedo Engineering to produce pre-reduced liquid indigo dyes using an electrochemical process.
  • New US$1bn global alliance aims to end plastic waste January 16, 2019 11:32 am
    An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain today (16 January) launched a new organisation to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.
  • Outlook 2019 - Apparel industry challenges and opportunities January 15, 2019 11:31 am
    It won't come as any surprise that uncertainty, complexity and volatility in the global economy, US-China trade and Brexit, along with rapidly changing consumption patterns, are pushing the global apparel industry and its supply chain into unchartered territory in the year ahead. But according to feedback from a panel of executives consulted by just-style, disruptions also present huge opportunities for retailers and brands to rethink their business models and explore new ways of working - especially when it comes to using new technologies and data.
  • Bangladesh proposes new wages for garment workers January 15, 2019 1:19 pm
    The Bangladesh government is to revisit the minimum wages for some ready-made garment workers following eight days of widespread unrest - with workers warned they must return to work or risk losing pay.
  • Research finds laser-etched denim better than bleaching January 15, 2019 11:07 am
    A research team in the UK has concluded that carbon dioxide laser etching can create high quality faded and patterned denim effects, altering the colours of the fibres by vaporising the dye - without compromising the strength, colour or quality of the material.
  • Texprocess and Techtextil to showcase sustainability January 15, 2019 9:01 am
    The Techtextil and Texprocess technology trade shows will return to Frankfurt this year, with sustainability one of the key themes.
  • Badger Sport drops China supplier after forced labour probe January 14, 2019 3:30 pm
    US performance apparel maker Badger Sport has dropped the Chinese supplier that was last month alleged to be using forced labour in Xinjiang's internment camps.
  • French brands back calls for Bangladesh Accord to continue January 14, 2019 3:25 pm
    French brands and retailers sourcing from Bangladesh have united to urge the government to extend the work of the Bangladesh Accord, days before a decision on its future is due.
  • Apparel brands merge screened chemistry approaches into ZDHC January 14, 2019 2:45 pm
    Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, H&M and C&A have agreed to share and align their screened chemistry approaches - and hand the future development of the programmes to the ZDHC Foundation, which is working to steer the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.
  • Asos and PVH join Global Fashion Agenda January 14, 2019 2:39 pm
    UK-based online fashion retailer Asos and apparel giant PVH Corp have become the latest strategic partners to join the non-profit Global Fashion Agenda, which is working to refocus industry efforts on sustainability in the global fashion system.
  • The North Face in breathable waterproof fabric breakthrough January 14, 2019 11:38 am
    Outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear brand The North Face has unveiled what it claims is the world's most advanced breathable and waterproof outwear technology that has the potential to be applied to any garments.

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