Top stories on just-style this week include at look at the implications of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China, VF Corp's plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses, and the shadow cast by the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis on Myanmar's thriving garment exports.
US President Donald Trump has urged China to bring a fairer deal to the bargaining table as the two countries prepare to meet later this month in an effort to reach a resolution before an all-out trade war ensues.
Yesim Textile, one of Turkey's leading vertically-integrated manufacturers of knit products for US and European retailers, has been piloting a new joint auditing model where brands supervise their suppliers under a single social compliance audit.
German inspection services group TUV Rhineland has become the newest Accepted Certification Testing Standard for Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substances List conformance.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable, has launched what it claims is the world's first comprehensive toolkit to get fashion brands, retailers and manufacturers started on the development of Cradle to Cradle Certified products.
A team of scientists in Australia is working on a project to develop the next generation cotton fibre - which could feature many of the properties of synthetics, such as being stretchy, non-creasing and even waterproof, while retaining its natural fibre feel.