US: Apparel ranks as third-largest re-shored sector

Apparel manufacturing is the third-largest reshored sector of all industries in the US, after electronics and computers, just-style has been told.

UK: Business groups express relief as Scotland votes No

UK business associations have expressed their relief as the referendum on Scottish independence resulted in a no vote, meaning they will remain part of the union.

Alliance and Accord urged to harmonise efforts in Bangladesh

A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progress" over the past 12 months - but pulls no punches when it comes to the many challenges that still lie ahead.

US: Under Armour "resonating strongly" with consumers

The latest findings from an ongoing survey into the popularity of US athletic footwear and apparel brands suggest there has been a huge leap for Under Armour among female consumers.

RESEARCH: Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre

While global wool production for the 2014/2015 year is forecast to be at its lowest level for 70 years, its prospects for future growth are positive, according to a new report from just-style.

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India's labour law reforms edge a step closer

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Retailers voice concerns on Scottish independence

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N Brown H1 trading update: What the analysts say

Home shopping group N Brown this morning (16 September) reported a "mellow" first-half performance, with sales slipping as it continues with...

Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality a...

Next H1: What the analysts say

Against an improving economic backdrop, and its strongest first-half sales increase for many years, Next Plc continues to excel. Although an...

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ANALYSIS: China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July 8 Sep 14

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup 5 Sep 14

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store sales up for most US apparel chains in August.

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Major Apparel News

Apparel is third-largest re-shored US sector

Poorna Rodrigo | 19 Sep 14

Apparel manufacturing is the third-largest reshored sector of all industries in the US, after electronics and computers, just-style has been told.


Under Armour "resonating strongly" with consumers

Leonie Barrie | 18 Sep 14

The latest findings from an ongoing survey into the popularity of US athletic footwear and apparel brands suggest there has been a huge leap for Under Armour among female consumers.


Trial cotton subsidy scheme underway in China

Leonie Barrie | 18 Sep 14

New - albeit sketchy - details are starting to emerge on a draft cotton policy being trialled with Chinese cotton farmers in the region of Xinjiang, which will pay subsidies when the market price falls below a pre-set benchmark.

Recent News - (Updated: 8:35pm 19 Sep 2014)

Alliance partners with NFPA on fire safety pact

L Brands reaps results of strategic investments

China dye-maker to shut after desert pollution

ITC proceeds with denim patent investigation

DNA test results in $1m worth of textile seizures

Lectra appoints Ingelaere North Europe head

Pittards optimistic despite H1 declines

Business groups express relief at Scotland No vote

Latest Apparel Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.


INTERVIEW: William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 14

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.

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Garment factories boost Bangladesh education

Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 14

The explosive growth of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry is more likely to be accompanied by accusations of sweatshop exploitation from labour rights activists than praise for the positive opportunities it brings the sector's largely-women workforce.


Back-to-school buoys US imports

Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 14

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


Responsible development a key requirement

Leonie Barrie | 9 Sep 14

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.

Hot Apparel Issues

Retailers voice concerns on Scottish independence

Ahead of Scotland's crucial referendum vote, retailers have weighed into the debate about the long-term implications if the nation decides to become an independent country, and the impact it will have on their businesses. Katie Smith takes a closer look.

Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality and design of its product ranges, new and improved sources of supply and the introduction of premium priced merchandise.

China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.

3D technology: developments for the apparel industry

While well-established in many other industries, 3D technology is still relatively new to the fashion sector. But as just-style's latest management briefing shows, the tools are already starting to transform apparel firms – from design and development to 3D printing and technologies to help consumers try and buy better-fitting clothes.

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Apparel Market in China to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts

This industry report offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for apparel in China. The research includes historic market data from 2007 to 2013 and forecasts until 2018 which makes the report an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key industry data in readily accessible and clearly presented tables and graphs... Read more

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