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    UK must "act with urgency" to minimise Brexit uncertainty

    The boss of Britain’s biggest business group has called on the government to act urgently to minimise the uncertainties that affect investment decisions, economic growth and prosperity, following the country’s shock decision last week to exit the ...

  • Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

    Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

    Britain’s vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel itself from the network of institutions and bureaucracy in Brussels.

  • India sets out long-overdue clothing sector labour reform

    India sets out long-overdue clothing sector labour reform

    Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 1m jobs and boost exports by $9.5bn over three years.

  • How apparel retailers should react to Britain’s Brexit

    How apparel retailers should react to Britain’s Brexit

    The UK yesterday (23 June) voted in favour of ‘Brexit,’ a decision that means the country will leave the European Union (EU) – well, soon. Mike Flanagan believes British apparel brands and retailers stand to gain a lot from post-Brexit trade negot...

  • Brexit sparks uncertainty over pending EU trade deals

    Brexit sparks uncertainty over pending EU trade deals

    Brexit creates deep uncertainty over the fate of EU trade deals that are pending ratification – such as the deal with Canada; or those under discussion – such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, with the US.

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Brexit creates uncertainty over the fate of EU trade deals such as the TTIP with the US

Brexit uncertainty over pending EU trade deals

Brexit creates deep uncertainty over the fate of EU trade deals that are pending ratification – such as the deal with Canada; or those under...

New Indian labour reforms that will enable factories to take on temporary workers for core clothing work

India sets out long-overdue clothing labour reform

Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 1m...

The UK's Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down in the autumn

Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

Britain’s vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel i...

Britain's decision to leave the EU means massive volatility and uncertainty for the country's politics and economy

How apparel retailers should react to Brexit

The UK yesterday (23 June) voted in favour of ‘Brexit,’ a decision that means the country will leave the European Union (EU) – well, soon. M...

Analysts have warned of a period of high volatility for British retailers

Retailers warned of high volatility in Brexit wake

Retailers need to prepare for a period of high volatility, is the message from analysts in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European...

Survey respondents confirm they have started to explore sourcing opportunities in Myanmar

US fashion firms share their sourcing strategies

Concerns about market competition in the United States have for the first time surpassed worries about rising production and sourcing costs,...


Brexit campaigning reaches final stages 22 Jun 16

As the final day of campaigning ahead of the UK's vote on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union (EU) ramps up, retailers and brands have been voicing their opinions on how either decision could affect business.


Cost is biggest barrier to Bangladesh RMG remediation 21 Jun 16

High interest rates, a lack of financial literacy and an unwillingness among factory managers are proving to be the main barriers to obtaining remediation financing in Bangladesh's Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector, a new study has shown. 

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Major Apparel News

Columbia rain jacket a milestone in sustainability

Leonie Barrie | 22 Jun 16 Columbia Sportswear’s new rain jacket eliminates PFCs yet maintains performance

Columbia Sportswear has unveiled what it believes is the first high-performance environmentally friendly rain jacket made without the use of perflourinated compounds, commonly referred to as PFCs.


Wal-Mart eyes China turnaround with JD.com deal

Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 16

Wal-Mart has swapped its Chinese online grocery business for a stake in the country's second largest e-commerce site, in a move that will likely see the US retail behemoth attempt to turn around its China business.


Ten key trends in apparel and footwear markets

Leonie Barrie | 20 Jun 16 There are significant differences in the apparel and footwear markets of emerging and developed countries

The global apparel and footwear industry grew by 5% in value last year, according to new research, with the internet, sportswear and fast fashion players contributing to the gains.

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Bangladesh denim event to double in size

Uniqlo said to be scaling back US expansion

China tech firm expands bio-based nylon capacity

CmiA joins sustainable clothing action plan

UK must act with urgency to cut Brexit uncertainty

Bangladesh factories urged to pay Eid bonus

Better Work Vietnam launches labour law mobile app

Macy's names Gennette CEO to succeed Lundgren

Latest Apparel Interviews

Omega Compliance committed to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 16

Michelle RussellJon White, managing director of Omega Compliance

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.


Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 16

Leonie BarrieGuido Schlossmann, president and CEO of Synergies Worldwide

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 16

Michelle RussellPaul Lister says Primark's business model allows it to keep prices low and source ethically

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

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Weak merchandise margins blamed on sourcing woes

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 20 Jun 16

A lack of speed in the apparel supply chain is being blamed for weaker merchandise margins, with significant structural changes needed to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model.


All change in Ralph Lauren's supply chain

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 16

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed last week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise. The luxury retailer is also set to close more than 50 stores and slash its workforce by around 8%.


M&S turnaround to take even more time

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 31 May 16

The new boss at British high street giant Marks & Spencer last week set out his plans to turn around the retailer's key clothing division by lowering prices and improving style, fit and quality – after the troubled unit saw like-for-like sales slump 2.9% over the past year.

Hot Apparel Issues

Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

Britain's vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel itself from the network of institutions and bureaucracy in Brussels.

Bad sourcing blamed for pressure on retail margins

Bad sourcing blamed for pressure on retail margins

Significant structural changes are needed across the apparel supply chain in order to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model that will help retailers improve margins, analysts have said.

Child labour in the global supply chain

Child labour in the global supply chain

Widespread poverty, low rates of secondary schooling, and lax labour law enforcement are being blamed for the presence of child labour in Myanmar's garment sector, a new report suggests. A map, published this shows child labour risks in global cotton supply chains, in particular.

Faster supply chain is key to Ralph Lauren turnaround

Faster supply chain is key to Ralph Lauren turnaround

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed this week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO, who this month appointed a new finance chief and supply chain chief.

Apparel Market Research

Clothing & Footwear Retailing in Denmark

Clothing & Footwear Retailing in Denmark

Denmark’s retail market for clothing and footwear are estimated to grow at a CAGR of 1.36% and 0.85% over the next five years, to reach DKK29.4 billion and DKK6.9 billion by the end of 2020... Read more

Published: March 2016 - ($1062.50)


Clothing & Footwear Retailing in Spain– Market Summary & Forecasts to 2019

Published: December 2015 - ($1062.50)


Luxury Goods Retailing in Europe, 2014-2019 ; Market & Category Expenditure and Forecasts, Trends, and Competitive Landscape

Published: November 2015 - ($4207.50)


Global Luxury Goods Retailing, 2014-2019 ; Market & Category Expenditure and Forecasts, Trends, and Competitive Landscape

Published: November 2015 - ($4207.50)


Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing: Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide

Published: November 2015 - ($1270.75)


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