US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers

The US has raised “serious” concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement, after a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel sites.

Myanmar Code of Conduct a first step in compliance

The recent move by the MGMA to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as a sign of its commitment to becoming a responsible sourcing destination. The next question is what more needs to be done for the Code to become effective?

Hugo Boss attacked over labour rights record

German fashion house Hugo Boss has come under attack from union activists over its treatment of factory workers in Turkey.

SOURCING: Why should brands care about China cotton?

Global fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secure supplies of the raw material for the future. But can they really make a difference, and why should they care?

New Gap CEO set to tackle “aesthetic issue”

Gap CEO Art Peck has only been in the job for a matter of weeks, but his early “to do” list is already assuming somewhat alarming proportions.

Latest Apparel Insights

Myanmar Code of Conduct a first step in compliance

The recent move by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as...

New Gap CEO set to tackle “aesthetic issue”

Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has only been in the job for a matter of weeks, but his early “to do” list is already assuming somewhat alarming propor...

Falling euro adds to Bangladesh production woes

Bangladesh's textile and clothing exporters, still reeling from the impact of continuing political unrest in the country, now say they are f...

US-East Africa pact paves way for regional AGOA

The US has signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries, in a move that also paves the way for a special East A...

Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...


SOURCING: Low labour cost countries linked to highest risks 25 Feb 15

Businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs – but may also be exposed to the highest risks.


COMMENT: Skills or new technology? 25 Feb 15

Skills or new technology: which gives better leverage to a manufacturing country? This question has been posed to global garment industry expert David Birnbaum, who has agreed to share his advice and opinions by answering questions from just-style readers on topics of special interest.

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Major Apparel News

Hugo Boss attacked over labour rights record

Richard Woodard | 4 Mar 15

German fashion house Hugo Boss has come under attack from union activists over its treatment of factory workers in Turkey.


US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers

Katie Smith | 3 Mar 15

The US has raised “serious” concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.


M&S Asia head quits as China stores to close

Michelle Russell | 3 Mar 15

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to close five of its stores in Shanghai and has confirmed its head of Asia is to step down.

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Supply chain segmentation becoming mainstream

UK clothing price deflation accelerates

Myer promotes supply chain chief to CEO

Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: Alliance making good progress in Bangladesh 18 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.


INTERVIEW: Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 15

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.


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.

Apparel Blog

China cotton call

Leonie Barrie | 2 Mar 15

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secure supplies of the raw material for the future. But can they really make a difference, and why should they care?


Are you up to speed on 'The Fit Factor'?

Leonie Barrie | 27 Feb 15

A special event on ‘The Fit Factor – World class wisdom on fashion sizing and fit’ will bring together speakers from Marks & Spencer, Tesco, C&A and Debenhams in the UK next week.


US port dipute conclusion nears

Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 15

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

Hot Apparel Issues

New Gap CEO set to tackle “aesthetic issue”

Gap CEO Art Peck has only been in the job for a matter of weeks, but his early “to do” list is already assuming somewhat alarming proportions.

Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secure supplies of the raw material for the future. But can they really make a difference, and why should they care?

New fibre and fabric innovations for outdoor wear

New eco-friendly fibre and fabric concepts that not only offer more sustainable choices for sportswear and outdoor apparel, but in many cases give improved functionality too, were on show at this month’s ISPO Münich trade fair. The natural performance of wool, plant-based laminates, ultra lightweight insulation and advanced temperature regulation were among the highlights.

Is the tide turning on UK reshoring?

An increasing amount of hype in recent years has focused on the business of reshoring, including two separate reports in the last week alone. Yet, while industry observers are keen to highlight the opportunities offered by a return of apparel manufacturing to the UK, it seems reshoring is far from a done deal.

Apparel Market Research

Global Non-woven Fabrics Market 2015-2019

Global Non-woven Fabrics Market 2015-2019

Non-woven fabrics are sheets or webbed structures that are bonded together by chemical, thermal, or mechanical processes. They are not formed by knitting or weaving. Based on type, PP non-woven fabrics can be divided into four segments: Spunbond, Staple, Meltblown, and Composite. They are used for various applications in the Hygiene, Construction, Geotextile, Filtration, and Automotive, and Others sectors... Read more

Published: February 2015 - ($2500.00)


Global market review of swimwear - forecasts to 2019

Published: February 2015 - ($1390.00)


Intimate Wear Market in China 2015-2019

Published: January 2015 - ($2500.00)


Wearable Technology Materials 2015-2025

Published: January 2015 - ($5112.00)


Management briefing: Outlook 2015: Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Published: January 2015 - ($250.00)


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