How to improve US apparel production, export strategies in 2024

A new study suggests US policymakers should consider supporting small and medium sized US textile and apparel manufacturers, strengthening US fabric production and supporting exports from outside the Western Hemisphere to improve US apparel manufacturer and export strategies.

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New PanEuroMed rules of origin will unlock region's apparel sector ‘potential'

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) believes the European Commission's approved rules aimed at facilitating trade and investment across Pan-Euro-Mediterranean countries will unlock the "biggest and most integrated region of sustainable apparel manufacturing and trade".

Accelerating Circularity $1.5m grant will expand textile waste efforts

Non-profit Accelerating Circularity has secured a $1.5m grant from the philanthropic organisation Walmart Foundation and will use it to demonstrate it is possible to end textile waste.

Signal: Nike leads on recycled fibre patents as Puma unveils one-off launch

German sports brand Puma has launched a "one-off" capsule collection made entirely from Puma’s recycled polyester RE:FIBRE fabric, however GlobalData's patent analytics suggests its competitors Nike and Adidas are leading the way in terms of recycled fibres.

Frasers Group ‘strong' H1 hangs on acquisition spree

UK retail conglomerate Frasers Group booked a 4% increase in retail revenue to £2.68bn ($3.37bn) during the first half (H1) of fiscal 2024, however an analyst notes without its acquisitions and disposals its revenue only increased by 0.8%.

Oxford Industries uses innovation to deliver ‘solid' Q3 results

US clothing company, Oxford Industries, which owns Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Johnny Was clothing lines, posted a 4% sales increase for Q3 thanks to its new products being well-received by cautious consumers.

Better Cotton develops pest management framework

Better Cotton has announced the launch of a framework aimed at helping farmers adopt integrated pest management.

Fashion supply chain sustainability, ethics processes ‘set for failure'

Following the launch of the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)'s latest Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and Gender Benchmark, social transformation lead Namit Agarwal told Just Style the fashion supply chain process is "set for failure" as suppliers are not meeting sustainability teams' expectations.

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