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Day Three: ATSM 2019 Recap

So that’s a wrap on another Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show. This year’s unprecedented growth and evolution would not have been possible without the support from the attendees, speakers, partners, and exhibitors. Destination: Miami This year ATSM 2019 tripled in…

ATSC 2019: Record-Breaking Expansion

ATSC 2019: Record-Breaking Expansion

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada is back for its fourth year August 19th-21st, 2019 at the International Centre in Toronto. ATSC 2019 promises significant changes and record-breaking expansion and attendance. CEO Jason Prescott shared, ATSC is coming back to Canada in…

Polyester Pollutes Oceans

Polyester Pollutes Oceans

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. The McKinsey State of Fashion 2019 said this is the first year it ranked as a top priority for the apparel industry. It is increasingly difficult to ignore the effects of apparel production and waste….

Consumer Shifts Impact Apparel

Consumer Shifts Impact Apparel

The apparel industry is notoriously fickle — season by season colors, silhouettes, and brands popularity ebbs and flows. Although, for the past decade aspects have been changing on a fundamental level. These macro-subjective elements are transforming how we consume fashion…

Mauritius: The New Sourcing Destination

Mauritius: The Next Sourcing Destination

Mauritius has emerged as an economic leader of the African nations. In 2017, the African Economic platform (AEP) was established, and they advocated for African-made goods and promoted trade across the continent. Now, new attention is deeming them the next…

China's Plan For a Green Supply Chain

China’s Plan For a Green Supply Chain

China has joined the global sustainable effort towards a green supply chain. Previously, two of China’s cities made the list of top 10 cities with the worst air pollution in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Above all,…

Inside a Possible U.S-Japan Free Trade Agreement

Inside a Possible U.S-Japan Free Trade Agreement

The United States is following the European Union’s lead in negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan. Almost two years ago the U.S. withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While Japan remains in the deal, the U.S is looking to…

EU Bans Four Chemicals Found in Apparel and Textiles

EU Bans Four Chemicals Found in Apparel and Textiles

The European Union has the most extensive regulations on chemical use in the world. The European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) went into practice in 2007. So, REACH has been reducing consumer, worker, and environmental…

Spinnova To Launch New Sustainable Textile

Spinnova To Launch New Sustainable Textile

Finnish textile company Spinnova just erected a new pilot factory in a matter of months and is prepared to launch a new textile to the market. This wood-pulp derivative is the latest eco-friendly fiber of the future.

New Provisions for Textiles and Apparel Under USMCA

Regulations for Textiles Under USMCA

On November 30th, 2018, all three North American leaders signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into effect. Bringing jobs to America and preventing further outsourcing is the primary objective of the new trade agreement. So far, regulations to the farming,…

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