Latest Apparel Insights

Morocco funds clothing capacity to drive exports

Although Morocco’s garment manufacturing industry is well established, supplying giants such as Zara-owner Inditex, it is continuing to inve...

When will Gap get back on track?

While new Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has a laser focus on fixing the Gap brand’s woes, finding the right formula is proving elusive. Indeed, a tur...

Bangladesh factory safety progressing slowly

Two years after the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was set up, the group says it could still take at least another 18 mon...

Portugal footwear makers underpin industry growth

?After a difficult few years brought about by a global economic recession, Portugal’s footwear and clothing industries are growing and under...

Software solutions enhance speed and visibility

Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recen...

Texprocess & Techtextil 2015: Material innovations

A number of new eco-friendly fibre and fabric concepts that only offer more sustainable choices for clothing and footwear were on show at th...


Supply chain weighs on Kering environmental footprint 21 May 15

Luxury goods group Kering is taking an innovative approach to understanding – and changing – the environmental footprint of its business by putting a monetary value on the ecological impact racked up across its operations and global supply chain.


SOURCING: Tanzania adds to Africa’s apparel sourcing mix 20 May 15

Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda are all ramping up their efforts to put Africa on the apparel sourcing map with a range of policies designed to encourage mills, manufacturers and buyers to invest. But another country vying for a slice of the action is Tanzania, with ambitions to offer the best overall package in Africa.

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Major Apparel News

Safety training gets going in Bangladesh factories

Leonie Barrie | 29 May 15

A major push got underway this week to ensure up to 800,000 workers in the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry gain practical skills on how to reduce workplace accidents.


Cambodia garment factory strikes up 74%

Leonie Barrie | 28 May 15

The number of strikes at Cambodia's garment factories during the first three months of this year rose nearly 74% on the same period in 2014, according to information posted by the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC).


Textured Jersey to buy Quenby Lanka for $3.5m

Leonie Barrie | 27 May 15

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile mills, is to acquire fabric printer Quenby Lanka Prints for US$3.5m.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 15

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.


INTERVIEW: North Face "ahead of the game" on sustainability 8 May 15

Katie Smith

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.


INTERVIEW: Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown 10 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.

Apparel Blog

Environmental impact slanted on supply chain

Leonie Barrie | 27 May 15

Luxury goods group Kering is taking an innovative approach to understanding – and changing – the environmental footprint of its business by putting a monetary value on the ecological impact racked up across its operations.


Commodity cost savings hard to pin down

Leonie Barrie | 20 May 15

Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton – but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.


Skechers pushes Adidas off US No.2 spot

Michelle Russell | 19 May 15

It seems Adidas has been caught napping after Skechers passed the German sporting giant to take its second place in the sports footwear market in the US.

Hot Apparel Issues

Bangladesh Accord: Factory safety progressing slowly

Two years after the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was set up, the group says it could still take at least another 18 months before corrective action plans are completed for all factories.

When will Gap get back on track?

While new Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has a laser focus on fixing the Gap brand’s woes, finding the right formula is proving elusive. Indeed, a turnaround is not now expected until mid-2016, with the spring season seen as a "no excuses moment."

Tanzania adds to Africa’s apparel sourcing mix

Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda are all ramping up their efforts to put Africa on the apparel sourcing map with a range of policies designed to encourage mills, manufacturers and buyers to invest. But another country vying for a slice of the action is Tanzania, with ambitions to offer the best overall package in Africa.

Apparel buyers miss out on commodity cost savings

Apparel and footwear brands and retailer should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton - but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.

Apparel Market Research

Womenswear in Russia

Womenswear in Russia

Accounting for 39% of all apparel and footwear sales in 2014, womenswear is the largest, most developed and most saturated category in apparel and footwear in Russia. As womenswear in Russia is a category offering an abundance of clothing of all varieties and across all price ranges, Russian women are either switching to less expensive brands or reducing the amount of clothing they purchase as increasing numbers of Russian households are suffering under unfavourable economic conditions and..... Read more

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Jeans in Mexico

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Apparel and Footwear in Turkey

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adidas (UK) Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (United Kingdom)

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Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel and Footwear (United Kingdom)

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