• Re:newcell secures $5.6m for closed loop production

    Re:newcell secures $5.6m for closed loop production

    Swedish textile recycling technology specialist Re:newcell is looking to make 100% circular garments a reality thanks to an investment of SEK48m (US$5.6m) to build the world's first production line for textile pulp from recycled materials.

  • Is there more to Primark's woes than the weather?

    Is there more to Primark's woes than the weather?

    A warm winter and a cold spring have been blamed for a fall in sales at value fashion retailer Primark. But its lack of e-commerce also leaves it without the flexibility to highlight more transitional ranges and weather appropriate collections onl...

  • H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia

    H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia

    Swedish fashion retailer H&M has again been criticised over the working conditions at some of its "best in class" supplier factories in Cambodia.

  • World trade growth downgraded to 7-year low

    World trade growth downgraded to 7-year low

    World trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016 driven by lower GDP and trade growth in developing economies such as China and Brazil but also in North America, new estimates show.

  • Vietnam garment export growth slows as orders stall

    Vietnam garment export growth slows as orders stall

    Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow in the first eight months of the year but at a slower pace than the year before due to production delays and falling demand on global markets, new figures show.

Latest Apparel Insights

Primark's non-transactional website

Is there more to Primark's woes than the weather?

A warm winter and a cold spring have been blamed for a fall in sales at value fashion retailer Primark. But its lack of e-commerce also leav...

Training women supervisors is 'a shortcut to big gains'

Better factory conditions boost the bottom line

A link has been established between improved working conditions in the apparel industry and a resulting boost to factory competitiveness – b...

Myanmar's garment exports reached around US$1.80bn in 2015

Myanmar garment exports surged 20% in 2015

Myanmar garment industry exports soared by around 20% last year, while footwear exports also surged as the Southeast Asia country gained new...

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Under Armour on track with new UAS sportswear line

Performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour has taken a much-anticipated step to broaden its appeal to a more mainstream audience wi...

Despite criticism of the TTIP and CETA agreements, ministers are pushing on with the trade pacts

EU trade ministers push on TTIP and Canada pacts

Trade ministers appear determined to push ahead with two trade deals being discussed between the European Union (EU) and the US and Canada,...

Around 540,000 containers could be delayed by more than a month following the collapse of Hanjin Shipping

Retail fallout unclear following Hanjin collapse

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container sh...


Cambodia garment sector faces ongoing challenges 12 Sep 16

At first glance, Cambodia's garment sector is doing fine. ANZ Bank recently predicted 7.2% GDP growth in 2016, mainly fuelled by rising clothing exports. And just-released data from the International Labour Organization (ILO) points to a 14.7% jump in the country's clothing shipments to US$1.605bn during the first quarter of this year. But dig deeper, and it seems the overall situation of the Cambodian garment industry is less optimistic.


Cambodia worker wages threatened by low garment prices 7 Sep 16

As annual discussions get underway in Cambodia on a new minimum wage for garment workers, a new report warns significant further wage increases will be hard to achieve unless higher prices are paid by retailers and brands.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Nike digital direction pushes speed and innovation

Michelle Russell | 28 Sep 16 Nike is scaling its transition from cut and sow to digital design

Nike is speeding up its move from traditional manufacturing to digital design as part of a strategy by the US sportswear giant to push apparel and footwear innovation and grow sales. 


H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia

Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 16 H&M has committed to work towards a living wage, but the factories researched are said to be very far from reaching that goal

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has again been criticised over the working conditions at some of its "best in class" supplier factories in Cambodia.


World trade growth downgraded to 7-year low

Michelle Russell | 27 Sep 16 World trade is experiencing its slowest pace of trade and output growth since the financial crisis of 2009

World trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016 driven by lower GDP and trade growth in developing economies such as China and Brazil but also in North America, new estimates show. 

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Latest Apparel Interviews

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO – Interview 25 Aug 16

Michelle RussellJason Kibbey, CEO of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.


The North Face takes a holistic view on harmful chemicals – Interview 28 Jul 16

Leonie BarrieThe North Face sustainability manager James Rogers

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.


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.

Apparel Blog

Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 16

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.


Tackling transparency and traceability

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 16

The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.


Trends in the US apparel sourcing landscape

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 30 Aug 16

As a barometer of the latest trends in the US apparel sourcing landscape, the recent Sourcing at MAGIC trade show pointed to a shift from regional to global sourcing, a move towards fewer but more capable 'super vendors', increasing interest in 'Made in USA' products, the rise of Ethiopia and concerns over Vietnam.

Hot Apparel Issues

Raw materials – Issues facing supply and demand

Raw materials – Issues facing supply and demand

What is the future likely to hold when it comes to forecasts on supply, demand, prices, challenges and opportunities for raw materials used in apparel production – including cotton, synthetics, leather and wool? Here we take a closer look.

Cambodia garment sector faces ongoing challenges

Cambodia garment sector faces ongoing challenges

At first glance, Cambodia's garment sector is doing fine, with data from the International Labour Organization (ILO) pointing to a 14.7% jump in exports during the first quarter. But dig deeper, and the Cambodian garment industry is less optimistic.

Why traceability plays a key role in social compliance

Why traceability plays a key role in social compliance

Lack of transparency and traceability across global supply chains has been thrown into the spotlight after US retailer Target Corporation pulled all luxury bed linen produced by Welspun Global Brands over concerns about the provenance of the cotton used.

Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school

Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide a much-needed lift for US clothing retailers thanks to several key trends and well-controlled inventory levels.

Apparel Market Research

Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (World)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (World)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd (FRC) enjoyed strong growth over 2010-2015, underpinned by market-defying success in its native Japan, and aggressive store openings in Asia Pacific and especially Japan. Its Uniqlo brand offers comparatively low-priced, high-quality products, but it is also looking to drive sales for GU, its lower-priced, younger sister brand... Read more

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Global Sports and Fitness Wear Market 2016-2020

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Retail Sales of Clothing, Footwear, Accessories and Luxury Goods Specialists in Asia-Pacific: Market Size, Growth and Forecast to 2020

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Global Menswear Market 2016-2020

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Too Many Standards

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