• SOURCING: Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

    SOURCING: Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

    A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance.

  • INTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim

    INTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim

    G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. For global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the label's DNA continues to push the boundaries.

  • Egypt clothing makers help reverse cotton import ban

    Egypt clothing makers help reverse cotton import ban

    Egypt's trade ministry and clothing manufacturers have successfully pushed for a lifting of a temporary ban on all cotton imports by the country’s ministry of agriculture and land reclamation.

  • Mexican makers see growth in exports and local demand

    Mexican makers see growth in exports and local demand

    Mexico's textiles and apparel industry expects revenues to grow 4% to roughly MXN26bn ($1.6bn) in 2015, helped by a bounce-back in US exports and buoyant domestic demand, industry observers say.

  • Global sourcing snapshots

    Global sourcing snapshots

    Just-style has re-launched its interactive tool designed to help sourcing executives in the clothing industry. The snapshots have also received a mini facelift in order to better highlight and improve interaction with the data.

Latest Apparel Insights

The new tool maps the supply chain without the need for software

Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance. Based...

Exports are seen jumping 10% to $4.5bn this year

Mexico makers see rise in exports and local demand

Mexico's textiles and apparel industry expects revenues to grow 4% to roughly MXN26bn (US$1.6bn) in 2015, helped by a bounce-back in US expo...

Reduced demand in Europe is weighing on clothing exports from Turkey

Euro decline weighs on Turkish clothing industry

Turkish clothing exporters are facing tough times, with the falling euro taking a big bite out of Turkish ready-to-wear clothing export reve...

Demands for higher wages and better working conditions are the major cause of industrial action by garment workers

Asian union development and the Western response

For the past three years, industrial action has been on the rise in all Asian garment exporting countries. It is a replay of similar events...

VF Corp has been manufacturing uniforms in Kenya for the past two years

VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of...

Amazon’s sales are thought to have grown by around 25% a year

Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?

A prediction this week that internet giant Amazon could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017 is a gross exaggeration, accordin...


Pakistan textile mills fear rash of closures 22 Jul 15

Pakistan’s textile industry is pessimistic about its prospects, warning of wholesale closures amongst fabric mills unless the government steps in to help.


COMMENT: Temperature control key to successful seam sealing 22 Jul 15

Fabrics, and the processes of joining them together, continue to evolve. One of the key factors that can deliver successful seam sealing and thermal bonding in textiles is the process of temperature control, as Ian Collins, product manager and strategic account manager at West Controls Solutions, explains.

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Major Apparel News

Egypt clothing makers help reverse import ban

Paul Cochrane | 31 Jul 15 Exports of cotton slumped from 2012/13 to 2013/14

Egypt's trade ministry and clothing manufacturers have successfully pushed for a lifting of a temporary ban on all cotton imports by the country’s ministry of agriculture and land reclamation.


UK retailers to answer over human trafficking

Michelle Russell | 30 Jul 15

The UK Government is forcing retailers to play their part in helping eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, under new measures to be included in the Modern Slavery Bill.


Clothing a top category for mass personalisation

Leonie Barrie | 30 Jul 15 Nike ID lets athletes customise everything from the laces to the midsole

Mass personalisation is finally becoming a reality, a new survey suggests, with one in three consumers wanting personalised products or services, and clothing one of the top categories for adding a personal touch.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:42pm 31 Jul 2015)

Exports of lower cotton content denim treble

Hermes promises action over animal cruelty claims

Hanesbrands cuts outlook after Q2 profit slide

Intertextile Shanghai to cover entire denim chain

Currency headwinds widen Deckers Brands Q1 loss

Columbia Sportswear lifts outlook despite Q2 loss

New dye-sublimation printers for sportswear

Top stories this week on just-style...

Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 15

Michelle RussellRemco Nijs is global brand manager for Dutch jeans giant G-Star RAW

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 15

Michelle RussellMichael Kobori, Levi Strauss' VP of sustainability

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


INTERVIEW: William E. Connor "dialled in" to sourcing sensitivities 4 Jun 15

Leonie BarrieAs an ethical business, 'we have to measure up every year,' William E. (Chip) Connor explains

Hot on the heels of another record financial year and being named one of world's most ethical firms for the fourth time in a row, William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd., remains characteristically modest about the company's achievements. But drill down, and he sees the realignment of retail and being "dialled in" to sourcing sensitivities, as key pointers for the future.

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just-style’s 5 days of deals

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 28 Jul 15

We’re offering a range of daily deals on just-style research this week, with each day offering an opportunity to purchase two different reports at reduced rates.


Intriguing questions about the impact of Amazon

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 27 Jul 15

A lot was written about Amazon on just-style last week, following a prediction that the internet giant could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017. The retailer also posted a surprise second-quarter profit, giving it a valuation that is higher than Wal-Mart. The figures raise intriguing questions about Amazon’s possible impact on the clothing market.


Vietnam's exports to the US continue to surge

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 14 Jul 15

Apparel imports into the US continued on their upward trajectory in May, with China bouncing back from its second decline this year, Vietnam surging and Bangladesh up again. But while eight of the top-ten supplier counties saw growth, those further down the list suffered.

Hot Apparel Issues

VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of countries where it can manufacture its products.

Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?

Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?

A prediction this week that internet giant Amazon could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017 is a gross exaggeration, according to Mike Flanagan. But it does raise intriguing questions about Amazon’s possible impact on the clothing market.

When will Bangladesh take compliance seriously?

When will Bangladesh take compliance seriously?

Are Bangladesh’s garment factory owners about to destroy their extraordinary apparel success story? Neither the BGMEA nor the Bangladesh government appear to show any real interest in developing a compliant garment industry.

Wage plans leave Myanmar garment industry in limbo

Wage plans leave Myanmar garment industry in limbo

Myanmar’s garment industry is in hiatus due to uncertainty over the proposed minimum wage announced by the government at the end of last month.

Apparel Market Research

Global market review of lingerie - forecasts to 2020

Global market review of lingerie - forecasts to 2020

By 2020, just-style estimates that the lingerie market in total will be worth US$30.65bn at retail value, with potential growth of 3.8% over 2015. This is a welcome return to growth for an apparel sector for which performance between 2010 and 2014 was hardly dynamic. However, there are warning bells ringing, particularly for the European market. With almost 40 tables and figures, this report provides the essential facts, insights and data for lingerie's global market and supply chain... Read more

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