• New re:source to help unravel sourcing decisions

    New re:source to help unravel sourcing decisions

    Apparel sourcing is a complex process built on a mix of location, logistics, lead-time, price, compliance, risk and reliability. And it's in a constant state of flux as retailers, brands and manufacturers try to find the right balance across all t...

  • NRF 2017 – Technology and data key to engaging shoppers

    NRF 2017 – Technology and data key to engaging shoppers

    Investment in technology and the utilisation of data will be key if retailers are to do more to meet customers' expectations and engage with them both online and in-store, according to experts at Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation...

  • Britain’s Brexit plans prioritise tariff-free trade

    Britain’s Brexit plans prioritise tariff-free trade

    Britain is leaving the European single market, Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday (17 January) in a hard-hitting speech outlining the UK government’s Brexit strategy.

  • Is the apparel industry about to be Trumped? – Infographic

    Is the apparel industry about to be Trumped? – Infographic

    The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States casts a shadow of uncertainty over the textile and apparel sector, with his promises to tear up US trade agreements, impose tariffs on imports from China and Mexico, and bring...

  • How US border adjustment tax could affect apparel

    How US border adjustment tax could affect apparel

    One of the first battlegrounds of the new Trump administration is shaping up to be a possible revamp of the US tax system with an alternative proposal that threatens US apparel importers and their suppliers.

Latest Apparel Insights

The code-of conduct-monitoring-compliance approach is 'in need of reinvention'

Apparel factory auditing is in the firing line

Two separate pieces of research are calling for a new approach to the garment factory auditing process, claiming that not only is there a ne...

Connecting with customers through technology will be key

NRF 2017 – Technology key to shopper experience

Investment in technology and the utilisation of data will be key if retailers are to do more to meet customers' expectations and engage with...

Potential border adjustment tax reform would create cost and uncertainty for multi-national brands

How US border adjustment tax could affect apparel

One of the first battlegrounds of the new Trump administration is shaping up to be a possible revamp of the US tax system with an alternativ...

'My job is to get the right deal for Britain,' said Prime Minister Theresa May

British Brexit plans prioritise tariff-free trade

Britain is leaving the European single market, Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday (17 January) in a hard-hitting speech outlining the...

The NRF Big Show took place in New York this week

NRF 2017 – Retail tech launches and developments

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportu...

The goal of the package is to boost the country's overall exports by an additional US$3bn by June 2018

$1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports

Pakistan's clothing industry has told just-style that a new government assistance package announced last week to boost the country's clothin...


Mexico riots hit apparel retailers and shipments 16 Jan 17

Mexican retailers lost more than $70m amid protests and looting last week that blocked major highways and caused delays in clothing shipments from the nation’s five major manufacturing hubs in Torreon, Chihuahua, Aguas Calientes, Mexico State and Puebla State, according to industry executives.


M&S clothing growth – What the analysts say 12 Jan 17

Retailer Marks & Spencer has finally booked like-for-like sales growth in its general merchandise unit, which includes clothing and homewares, thanks to a focus on value and quality, rather than "reactionary and desperate" discounting. Not surprisingly, analysts have praised the UK retailer's first positive clothing performance in two years.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Brands need to tackle Turkey factory refugee abuse

Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 17 Turkey is the third-largest non-EU exporter of garments to Sweden and Norway

Nordic fashion brands including H&M, KappAhl, Lindex are not doing enough to help tackle the abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories, a new report suggests.


Cambodia clothing exports at risk from Brexit

Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 17 Cambodia's largest market for exports is the EU

Cambodia’s textile and apparel export sector could face both short and long-term risks as a result of the UK leaving the EU, while the country's recent rise to lower-middle income status could add to its challenges, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned.


US invests $253m to ramp up robotics research

Leonie Barrie | 17 Jan 17 Researchers at Clemson University use the Oculus Rift headset to create virtual reality simulations that teach skills needed in a modern textile manufacturing plant

A new $253m national initiative has been launched in the United States to develop next-generation robots for advanced manufacturing across a number of industries, including textiles.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:51pm 20 Jan 2017)

Sales at UK clothing retailers decline in December

TTIP trade deal still needs "significant work"

MAS and Oeko-Tex among new ZDHC affiliates

Auditing "in need of reinvention" says new project

Bangladesh urged to release garment union leaders

Bonmarché reaffirms outlook on sales growth

Smart fabric mimics human bone tissue

NEJ Inc acquires sportswear firm Bills Khakis

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

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 16 Jan 17

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing landscape.


Trump trade policies and China tensions top concerns

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 11 Jan 17

This week our focus turns to first thoughts from a panel of industry experts consulted by just-style on the challenges and opportunities likely to face the apparel supply chain in 2017, with prospects for volatile and uneven growth, Trump’s trade policies, and tensions between the US and China among the issues highlighted.


Happy New Year – and a first look at 2017

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 3 Jan 17

Welcome back after the holiday break, and from the team here at just-style I’d like to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous New Year.

Hot Apparel Issues

Outlook 2017 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Outlook 2017 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

2017 is shaping up to be another uncertain year for the apparel industry and its supply chain, according to feedback from a panel of executives consulted by just-style.

State of Sourcing 2017 – just-style survey results

State of Sourcing 2017 – just-style survey results

The apparel supply chain will continue to be buffeted by rising costs and pressure for faster deliveries, smaller quantities and more styles in 2017, according to just-style's annual State of Sourcing survey.

Top 20 of 2016

Top 20 of 2016

just-style takes a look at the top news, analysis, comment, and interviews published on just-style in 2016.

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.

Apparel Market Research

Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2

Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2021

This edition of just-style's denim and jeanswear report pulls together all aspects of the global denim and jeans sector. From cotton production, to garment sourcing, consumer demand to brands and fashion, it builds these facets into a complete picture of what it will take to predict demand for, to source and to sell a pair of jeans in the coming years... Read more

Published: January 2016 - ($1390.00)


Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar

Published: February 2016 - ($900.00)


Africa-Med strategic sourcing review – comparing East Africa, North Africa and Turkey

Published: October 2016 - ($900.00)


Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022

Published: November 2016 - ($1390.00)


Central America strategic sourcing review - a focus on Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

Published: July 2016 - ($900.00)


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