H&M Q4 mixed but plans 400 new stores

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz has booked what analysts believe are “disappointing” fourth-quarter results as margins continue to decline, but revealed plans to expand this year.

EU exploring responsible garment supply chains

A meeting is taking place within the European Union (EU) today (23 January) to consult on a proposed “flagship initiative” on responsible management of the garment sector supply chain.

Kanati pulls out of Pakistan over supply chain issues

Canadian men's wear company Kanati Co says continued disruption to its production in Pakistan has forced it to pull out of the country and bring its entire manufacturing back home.

Connected sourcing networks ease payment problems

Just as it seemed things couldn’t get worse for American Apparel, reports emerged it has been delaying payments to its suppliers. While adding to its woes, industry observers believe such a move is also indicative of wider issues facing the sector.

COMMENT: 2015: Welcome to the new fashion consumer

A new fashion consumer with new values and new connectivity is redefining fashion - and the industry is responding with new business models structured around customer demand. Emma Birnbaum writes about the new fashion consumer.

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New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform

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NRF 2015: Consumer engagement a new challenge for retailers 14 Jan 15

The growth of e-commerce and m-commerce is on the rise but retailers still need to do more to better meet consumer expectations online, according to experts at Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's 104th Annual Convention & Expo that took place in New York this week.


Myanmar garment sector experiencing rapid growth 13 Jan 15

Myanmar's garment sector is in the midst of significant growth and exciting changes - and a brand new and exclusive report produced by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) offers essential reading for retailers, brands and importers looking to source from the country.

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Major Apparel News

Kanati pulls production out of Pakistan

Michelle Russell | 28 Jan 15

Canadian men's wear company Kanati Co says continued disruption to its production in Pakistan has forced it to pull out of the country and bring its entire manufacturing back home.


Hanesbrands invests $1.5m in US hosiery plant

Beth Wright | 26 Jan 15

Hanesbrands is investing US$1.5m in the expansion and improvement of its Clarksville, Arkansas, sheer hosiery plant to take the place of offshore outsourcing.


Gap to close Piperlime division

Michelle Russell | 26 Jan 15

US clothing giant Gap is to close its Piperlime fashion brand in order to focus on its core portfolio.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:03pm 28 Jan 2015)

Retail impact of east coast blizzard not serious

Companies continue to call for US trade commitment

Ruppe hired to grow Under Armour footwear business

H&M Q4 mixed but plans 400 new stores

Accelerating the uptake of sustainable materials

US industry encouraged by State of the Union

Technology driving waterproofs market growth

Sainsbury's extends online clothing pilot

Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 15

Katie Smith

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss refocuses on "profit through principle" 8 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.


INTERVIEW: M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.

Apparel Blog

Myanmar pay talks underway

Leonie Barrie | 26 Jan 15

Talks aimed at setting a minimum wage for workers in Burma/Myanmar are now underway, after the original deadline of December was missed following calls for further research.


World Sports Forum to focus on new markets

Katie Smith | 23 Jan 15

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'


Adidas joins world's most sustainable companies

Leonie Barrie | 22 Jan 15

German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has been named as the world's third most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Hot Apparel Issues

New American Apparel CEO sounds confident note

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and analysts this week that she is ready to build on the solid foundations of the business.

Myanmar garment sector experiencing rapid growth

Myanmar's garment sector is in the midst of significant growth and exciting changes - and a brand new and exclusive report produced by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) offers essential reading for retailers, brands and importers looking to source from the country.

Outlook 2015: Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

For our annual briefing on apparel industry issues to watch in the year ahead, just-style has again asked leading executives for their feedback on the challenges and opportunities likely to emerge in 2015. Expect a continuing focus on compliance and factory safety, ongoing challenges in omni-channel and the need for new supply chain solutions - and much more besides.

US apparel imports fall from eight of top-ten suppliers

With most holiday merchandise brought into the US early as retailers rushed to beat a possible shutdown of West Coast ports, it is perhaps not surprising that apparel imports fell in November. But with shipments plunging from eight of the top-ten suppliers, Vietnam alone was the stand-out performer during the month.

Apparel Market Research

Myanmar's Garment Sector - Opportunities & Challenges in 201

Myanmar's Garment Sector - Opportunities & Challenges in 2015

In 2014, Myanmar’s garment industry experienced significant growth and exciting changes. Garment sector export revenues for 2014 were estimated to have reached a minimum of 1.5 billion dollars (USD) by year’s end. MGMA have registered more than one new garment factory opening each week throughout 2014, a consistent indicator of high growth in the industry. For international buyers interested in sourcing opportunities, this brand new and exclusive report produced directly by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Assoc. is an essential read. The report is packed full of vital information and interesting statistics. It's a perfect companion to anyone thinking of planning a country visit and is essential reading beforehand... Read more

Published: January 2015 - ($400.00)


World Textile and Apparel Trade and Production Trends: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey - December 2014

Published: January 2015 - ($520.00)


adidas AG - Strategy and SWOT Report

Published: October 2014 - ($175.00)


Outdoor performance apparel: peaks, valleys, and green fields

Published: January 2015 - ($1390.00)


Apparel Retail: Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide

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