Rise in Bangladesh unions leads to calls for cooperation

The "dramatic" increase in the number of new trade unions in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry over the last 18 months has also led to calls for greater trust between workers and employers.

ANALYSIS: Factoring - a lifeline for apparel suppliers?

The role played by factoring in the apparel supply chain came under the spotlight last week with reports suggesting that factoring companies have scaled back on coverage to vendors supplying department store retailer Sears Holdings. However, the t...

Responsible apparel sourcing requires teamwork

Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing to help improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. Responsible sourcing, nearshoring, strong partnerships and fast

ANALYSIS: Gap leadership change marks new digital direction

If evidence is needed as to the new direction likely to be pursued by US retail giant, look no further than the company's new leadership change.

IAF convention calls for innovation and fashion inclusion

Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly challenging market, industry executives said at the International Apparel Federation's 30th Fashion Convention.

Latest Apparel Insights

Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring

Retailer Marks & Spencer is planning to extend a programme that allows it to survey workers in its clothing supplier factories on their mobi...

Outdoor industry's future must be more inclusive

"The outdoors is not just for the hardcore outdoorsman," declared NPD's chief industry analyst for sports and leisure trends, Marshal Cohen,...

China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

Factoring: a lifeline for apparel suppliers?

The role played by factoring in the apparel supply chain came under the spotlight last week with reports suggesting that factoring companies...

Spotlight on...Glenn Murphy's tenure at Gap Inc

Gap CEO Glenn Murphy recently announced his decision to step down in February. He joined Gap as chief executive in 2007. Since then he has b...

Pacific Brands review may drive further divestment

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a b...


Responsible apparel sourcing requires teamwork 14 Oct 14

Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing how to help improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. Responsible sourcing, nearshoring, strong partnerships, and fast response were among the issues discussed at the Fashion SVP conference. Katie Smith reports.


Potential operational paralysis ahead for Tesco 13 Oct 14

The audit report of Tesco's commercial teams could, analysts believe, create operational paralysis for Tesco ahead of the very busy Christmas build-up.

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Sourcing in the years 2015/2020

Global sourcing has become a fixed feature of the textile and apparel sector. Using international sources can...

Lean Product Development For Fashion: Transforming Process To Build a Better Product

Fashion companies urgently need to reassess their produc...


Major Apparel News

Kering to source crocodile skins from Madagascar

Leonie Barrie | 17 Oct 14

Luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent brands, is backing a project to support the sustainable supply of crocodile skins in Madagascar.


UPDATE: A&F appoints Horowitz to head Hollister

Michelle Russell | 16 Oct 14

Abercrombie & Fitch has hired Fran Horowitz from Ann Inc as president of its Hollister brand.


Impasse on trade package will have dramatic impact

Richard Woodard | 16 Oct 14

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has called for the immediate ratification of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, warning of “dramatic consequences” for international commerce.

Recent News - (Updated: 11:00am 20 Oct 2014)

Nylon producer NILIT buys Invista's Brazil unit

UK textile sector productivity lagging

Fire and safety events to converge on Bangladesh

US holiday shopping expected "early and often"

German Textile Alliance faces industry opposition

Destination Maternity expands into Israel

Jimmy Choo IPO could boost store count by 50%

Urban Outfitters negative sales trend continues

Latest Apparel Interviews

Diesel's co-founder works to beat the denim blues 3 Oct 14

Ivan Castano Freeman

Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel's co-founder, is working to promote a new stretch fabric he hopes will turn around the fortunes of the $50bn denim industry.


INTERVIEW: Crystal Group CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.


INTERVIEW: Echo Sourcing highlights new supply opportunities 5 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.

Apparel Blog

Former Men's Wearhouse CEO prepares new enterprise

Michelle Russell | 15 Oct 14

It seems former Men's Wearhouse CEO George Zimmer may be about to show his trump card following his fall-out with the apparel retailer, through the launch of a new company.


Tesco chairman successor list "drawn up"

Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 14

As UK retail giant Tesco continues to fight its way through the fallout from its recent accounting crisis, it seems a board member has begun compiling a list of candidates to succeed chairman Sir Richard Broadbent.


Gap CEO switch a sign of transition

Leonie Barrie | 13 Oct 14

If evidence is needed as to the new direction likely to be pursued by US retail giant Gap Inc, look no further than the company's new leadership change. It was revealed last week that CEO Glenn Murphy is to step down in February, making way for Art Peck, the head of Gap's digital division.

Hot Apparel Issues

Gap CEO Murphy makes way for Art Peck

Glen Murphy, the CEO of US retail giant Gap Inc, this week announced his intention to step down on 1 February after seven years in the role. He will be succeeded by the head of Gap's digital division, Art Peck.

Fast fashion: Key issues as time-to-market shrinks

As its name suggests, the lifeblood of the fast fashion industry is, largely, speed to market. In this month’s management briefing, just-style looks at changing global sourcing trends, the role of air freight in fast fashion, how supply chains based on speed can avoid errors, and the way technology is helping companies share information more efficiently.

World Retail Congress Paris 2014

The great and the good of the retail industry converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and new business models were all on the agenda, and the 'disruptive consumer' was a key talking point.

What's the impact of China's cotton import cuts?

China, the world's top cotton consumer, has announced a significant reduction to its 2015 cotton import quota to boost demand for domestically-produced fibre. But experts disagree on whether the policy could pose risks for textile and clothing manufacturers.

Apparel Market Research

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innova

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2nd Quarter 2014

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Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Apparel (United States, October 2014)

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