• New re:source to help unravel sourcing decisions

    New re:source to help unravel sourcing decisions

    Apparel sourcing is a complex process built on a mix of location, logistics, lead-time, price, compliance, risk and reliability. And it's in a constant state of flux as retailers, brands and manufacturers try to find the right balance across all t...

  • $1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports

    $1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports

    Pakistan's clothing industry has told just-style that a new government assistance package announced last week to boost the country's clothing exports is to be welcomed – but wants it implemented quickly.

  • Mexico riots hit apparel retailers and shipments

    Mexico riots hit apparel retailers and shipments

    Mexican retailers lost more than $70m amid protests and looting last week that blocked major highways and caused delays in clothing shipments from the nation’s five major manufacturing hubs in Torreon, Chihuahua, Aguas Calientes, Mexico State and ...

  • MAS Holdings planning second industrial park

    MAS Holdings planning second industrial park

    Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings is preparing to begin operations at its second industrial park, located in Giriulla in the north west of the country.

  • Sri Lanka on track to regain EU GSP+ benefits

    Sri Lanka on track to regain EU GSP+ benefits

    The European Commission has proposed that the European Union (EU) removes duties on 66% of tariff lines imported from Sri Lanka, including textiles and clothing, to restore its GSP+ beneficiary status.

Latest Apparel Insights

The goal of the package is to boost the country's overall exports by an additional US$3bn by June 2018

$1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports

Pakistan's clothing industry has told just-style that a new government assistance package announced last week to boost the country's clothin...

Furious Mexicans are protesting against a 15% to 20% fuel price hike

Mexico riots hit apparel retailers and shipments

Mexican retailers lost more than $70m amid protests and looting last week that blocked major highways and caused delays in clothing shipment...

M&S: 'Back to black, back on track'

M&S clothing growth – What the analysts say

Retailer Marks & Spencer has finally booked like-for-like sales growth in its general merchandise unit, which includes clothing and homeware...

Bangladesh recorded a double-digit increase in November

US apparel imports take a tumble in November

Early stockpiling by retailers for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, and the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Company, may have c...

China's aggressive stance over WTO rights may inflame its relationship with the EU and US

Is China about to burst its apparel trade bubble?

For the past six years China's clothing producers have retained their dominance of world apparel manufacturing despite widespread forecasts...

Retailers faced a 'tough' holiday season due to soft store traffic levels

US apparel retailers' December 2016 sales roundup

December proved to be a dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with soft in-store tr...


Experts urge faster pace to sustainable fashion factories 5 Jan 17

As the global clothing and textile industry looks towards a 2017 where trade relations are unpredictable, fast fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) invited stakeholders to an event in Myanmar – attended by just-style – to look at how to maintain stability on the factory front by improving labour relations.


The return of the MFA – a harbinger of the future? 4 Jan 17

For those old enough to remember, three letters invoked fear and loathing across the global textile industry: M-F-A. And Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, is concerned those letters are more than simply an abbreviation for the long defunct Multi-Fibre Arrangement – but may be a harbinger of the future.

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Major Apparel News

MAS Holdings planning second industrial park

Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 17 The park, a former Kabool Lace facility idle for 12 years, was officially handed over to MAS on 3 January

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings is preparing to begin operations at its second industrial park, located in Giriulla in the north west of the country. 


M&S quality focus finally lifts clothing sales

Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 17 M&S clothing sales grew despite a reduction in promotions

Marks & Spencer's strategy to focus on value, rather than "reactionary and desperate" discounting, paid off in its third-quarter with the UK retailer's clothing division recording an uplift in sales for just the second time in six years.


Sri Lanka on track to regain EU GSP+ benefits

Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 17 The EU is Sri Lanka's largest export destination

The European Commission has proposed that the European Union (EU) removes duties on 66% of tariff lines imported from Sri Lanka, including textiles and clothing, to restore its GSP+ beneficiary status. 

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Better compliance "crucial" for Bangladesh growth

H&M sales growth slows in December

Euratex calls for action on China trade barriers

Clothing boosts US holiday retail sales

Hollister taps Invista for performance jean line

American Apparel to shutter all stores?

Target strategy head Ghani steps down

PTC FlexPLM software app aids digital design

Latest Apparel Interviews

Bagir CEO says suit-maker is back on track – interview 28 Nov 16

Leonie BarrieEran Itzhak is making solid progress with Bagir's recovery plan

Exactly 12 months into his role as chief executive of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, and Eran Itzhak is in a buoyant mood. The business is debt-free for the first time in nearly a decade, has refocused its manufacturing base on Ethiopia, Egypt and Vietnam, and is fighting back with new products and a return to innovation.


How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game – interview 14 Oct 16

Michelle RussellDelman Lee, chief technology officer for TAL

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.


No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO – Interview 25 Aug 16

Michelle RussellJason Kibbey, CEO of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

Apparel Blog

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 16 Jan 17

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing landscape.


Trump trade policies and China tensions top concerns

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 11 Jan 17

This week our focus turns to first thoughts from a panel of industry experts consulted by just-style on the challenges and opportunities likely to face the apparel supply chain in 2017, with prospects for volatile and uneven growth, Trump’s trade policies, and tensions between the US and China among the issues highlighted.


Happy New Year – and a first look at 2017

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 3 Jan 17

Welcome back after the holiday break, and from the team here at just-style I’d like to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous New Year.

Hot Apparel Issues

Outlook 2017 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Outlook 2017 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

2017 is shaping up to be another uncertain year for the apparel industry and its supply chain, according to feedback from a panel of executives consulted by just-style.

State of Sourcing 2017 – just-style survey results

State of Sourcing 2017 – just-style survey results

The apparel supply chain will continue to be buffeted by rising costs and pressure for faster deliveries, smaller quantities and more styles in 2017, according to just-style's annual State of Sourcing survey.

Top 20 of 2016

Top 20 of 2016

just-style takes a look at the top news, analysis, comment, and interviews published on just-style in 2016.

Fashion finance – Freeing up capital in the apparel supply chain

Fashion finance – Freeing up capital in the apparel supply chain

Specialised finance products for the garment industry, solutions for keeping track of inventory, and software systems to guide planning and operations are all covered in our special reports on how to free up capital in the apparel supply chain.

Apparel Market Research

Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022

Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022

The 2016 edition of this long-standing report provides - as ever - the complete retail market statistics and forecasts for the global lingerie market. This edition also focuses on the US and Chinese markets, analyses lingerie's supply chain and provides market shares for key brands and retailers... Read more

Published: November 2016 - ($1390.00)


Footwear Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide_2016

Published: November 2016 - ($824.23)


Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective

Published: December 2016 - ($1390.00)


Anti-odour clothing: fresh fashion for an active lifestyle

Published: October 2016 - ($750.00)


REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack

Published: October 2016 - ($1900.00)


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