• How to ensure sustainability is more than a slogan

    How to ensure sustainability is more than a slogan

    The annual Integral Conversation conference organised by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group this year heard how brands such as Patagonia are making sustainability more than a slogan.

  • Steps to piloting living wages in garment factories

    Steps to piloting living wages in garment factories

    While there is no single, simple solution to help garment brands and retailers progress from paying minimum wages to living wages to workers in their supply chains, feedback from those companies who have already made the move is a good place to st...

  • Topshop supply chain workers strike over pay

    Topshop supply chain workers strike over pay

    Topshop owner Sir Philip Green may be in for a turbulent Christmas after the chain's supply chain workers in the UK voted for fresh industrial action.

  • Why Trump has blown the case for Brexit out of the water

    Why Trump has blown the case for Brexit out of the water

    US president-elect Trump's stated policies on international trade worry a lot of people. But the explanations given by his new business-friendly team worry Mike Flanagan a lot more. Here he explains why Trumponomics is not only bad for US apparel ...

  • World cotton price prospects lifted again

    World cotton price prospects lifted again

    International cotton prices have remained elevated in the first four months of the season due to delays in the 2016/17 crop reaching the international market.

Latest Apparel Insights

The 'bilateral deals' Trump and his team say they want with former TPP partners are close to worthless for apparel

Trump blows the case for Brexit out of the water

US president-elect Trump's stated policies on international trade worry a lot of people. But the explanations given by his new business-frie...

In Ethiopia in particular trade is growing, thanks in part to a 2014 pledge from the World Bank to spend US$250m financing Ethiopian government plans to build seven industrial parks over the next five years

Duty-free trade key to build Africa supply chains

A group of ethical fashion producers and retailers, including German e-commerce giant Otto Group and shoemaking enterprise Soul of Africa, h...

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario explained how the company is greening its supply chain from design to production

How to ensure sustainability is more than a slogan

The annual Integral Conversation conference organised by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group this year heard how brands s...

To ensure success, workers must be involved in a living wage pilot project

Steps to piloting living wage in garment factories

While there is no single, simple solution to help garment brands and retailers progress from paying minimum wages to living wages to workers...

November got off to a slow start on the sales front as many consumers attention was diverted to the highly contentious presidential election

US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November...

Automated equipment specialist DESMA Schuhmaschinen believes digitised customer foot data is the key to new manufacturing models where every shoe will be ordered pre-production. (Photo credit: WFSGI / Andreas Gebert)

Why do modern robotics elude sportswear makers?

The world's leading sportswear brands and manufacturers are struggling to equip their factories with the robotic and cyber physical systems...


Mexico makers bullish on Trump's proposed tariffs 25 Nov 16

While Mexico’s apparel makers are outlining their concerns at US president-elect Donald Trump's proposal to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), potentially slapping a 35% tariff on Mexican goods, some also suggest the move could have unexpected benefits too.


Trump election implications for US retail industry 24 Nov 16

The US presidential election result is likely to have little impact on holiday spending plans – but changes to trade, labour and tax regulation could all have far-reaching implications for the retail industry, analysts believe. 

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

World cotton price prospects lifted again

Leonie Barrie | 8 Dec 16 Prices on the Cotlook A index are seen averaging 75 cents/lb in 2016/17

International cotton prices have remained elevated in the first four months of the season due to delays in the 2016/17 crop reaching the international market.


VF Corp promotes O'Meara to lead international ops

Leonie Barrie | 8 Dec 16  Aidan O’Meara is being promoted to vice president and group president of VF International

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation says Aidan O’Meara will be the next vice president and group president of VF International following the retirement of Karl Heinz Salzburger at the end of next year.


Outdoor apparel sector set for double-digit growth

Michelle Russell | 7 Dec 16 The lines between outdoor activities are blurring, offering versatile functionality

While the next few years may be challenging for the outdoor performance apparel industry, increased participation in outdoor experiences is expected to lead to retail sales growth of over 20% by 2020, according to a new report from just-style. 

Recent News - (Updated: 3:52pm 8 Dec 2016)

American Apparel closing nine US stores

Topshop supply chain workers strike over pay

US Q3 in brief – Sears, Vince Holding, Genesco

CLO Virtual Fashion moves to Europe on 3D demand

Sports Direct issues caution as H1 earnings tumble

Lululemon picks up pace with solid Q3 growth

Amazon expands in apparel with new menswear brand

Global news roundup

Latest Apparel Interviews

Bagir CEO says suit-maker is back on track – interview 28 Nov 16

Leonie BarrieEran Itzhak is making solid progress with Bagir's recovery plan

Exactly 12 months into his role as chief executive of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, and Eran Itzhak is in a buoyant mood. The business is debt-free for the first time in nearly a decade, has refocused its manufacturing base on Ethiopia, Egypt and Vietnam, and is fighting back with new products and a return to innovation.


How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game – interview 14 Oct 16

Michelle RussellDelman Lee, chief technology officer for TAL

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.


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.

Apparel Blog

A new re:source from just-style

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 25 Nov 16

Some of just-style’s more eagle-eyed readers might have noticed a small change to the menu bar on the homepage: the addition of the word re:source. Yes it might be a small change – but it marks the countdown to the biggest launch in our 16-year history.


Trump's trade ramifications continue to unravel

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 25 Nov 16

Over the past week just-style has continued to try to unravel the potential ramifications of Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the United States.


What's in store following Trump's election?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 15 Nov 16

One event dominated the international airwaves last week, and on just-style too we took a closer look at the surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Hot Apparel Issues

Fashion finance – Freeing up capital in the apparel supply chain

Fashion finance – Freeing up capital in the apparel supply chain

Specialised finance products for the garment industry, solutions for keeping track of inventory, and software systems to guide planning and operations are all covered in our special reports on how to free up capital in the apparel supply chain.

Madagascar back on the apparel sourcing radar

Madagascar back on the apparel sourcing radar

Madagascar all but fell off the sourcing radar when it lost its duty-free privileges to the US at the beginning of 2010. But a change of fortunes in the last two years is now seeing its apparel exports bounce back.

What a Trump presidency might mean for apparel

What a Trump presidency might mean for apparel

Global markets were thrown into disarray after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. The win is also likely to mean that international trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) fall by the wayside.

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

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

Fast fashion brands face numerous challenges, from ensuring they make decisions that get orders right the first time, to navigating complex logistical issues, and having the flexibility to make swift decisions and changes. Here we offer some solutions.

Apparel Market Research

Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022

Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022

The 2016 edition of this long-standing report provides - as ever - the complete retail market statistics and forecasts for the global lingerie market. This edition also focuses on the US and Chinese markets, analyses lingerie's supply chain and provides market shares for key brands and retailers... Read more

Published: November 2016 - ($1390.00)


Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective

Published: December 2016 - ($1390.00)


Anti-odour clothing: fresh fashion for an active lifestyle

Published: October 2016 - ($750.00)


Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2016

Published: November 2016 - ($350.00)


Footwear Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide_2016

Published: November 2016 - ($1285.27)


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