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Sourcing country contingencies

With Brexit and President Trump contributing to global trade uncertainties, apparel manufacturing countries out of the direct line of either issue are increasingly appealing to UK and US buyers seeking contingency sourcing options.

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Retailers’ international plans more selective

Retailers are being more cautious in opening new international stores across the globe, leading to a slowdown in global expansion, according to a new report from the world’s largest commercial property agency.

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Footwear manufacturing map

Though Vietnam continues to increase its share of exports, China still has a fourfold lead where volume is concerned. This Sourcing Journal infographic has lessons for all shoewear buyers.

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Beauty adopting fashion supply chains

By shortening their production cycles ‘fast beauty’ brands can get products to market quicker than ever.

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Where fashion will grow in 2018

In 2018, for the first time, more than half of apparel and footwear sales will originate outside Europe and North America.

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China cuts tariffs in boost for UK exporters

As part of a strategy to stimulate consumer spending China have announced that from 1st December 2017 they will cut import tariffs on 187 consumer categories including food, drugs and apparel. A move that may boost the prospects of brands seeking to penetrate the Chinese market.

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Overtaking Zara’s supply chain

If consumers can be inspired to buy and complete their purchase in under 60 seconds and fast fashion brands can get new lines into store within three weeks, this is how you adapt your supply chain to be as responsive.

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Sri Lanka Granted GSP Plus Status by EU

Already a regular inclusion on many apparel buyers order book, the Sri Lankan textile sector has been given a significant boost with the EU granting it GSP Plus (GSP+) status as of Friday.

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Fashion will build a global Britain

Last year the UK fashion sector outpaced the rest of the economy, contributing over £28bn to the UK economy. It has a critical role is supporting the UK now and through Brexit.

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