• Big data to help US firms make better fitting clothes

    Big data to help US firms make better fitting clothes

    A new strategic partnership announced today (27 March) has the potential to help apparel brands and retailers make better fitting clothes by giving them access to big data and analysis on the shape and size of the diverse and complex US consumer p...

  • 3D CAD comes of age

    3D CAD comes of age

    Although there are many continuous developments in technology, every so often a giant leap occurs with the potential to bring huge benefits to apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers. 3D CAD is undoubtedly the next major advance for the sewn p...

  • EU eyes mandatory due diligence for apparel supply chain

    EU eyes mandatory due diligence for apparel supply chain

    The European Commission (EC) is being urged to bring forward legislation to enhance due diligence for apparel supply chains – and to introduce European Union (EU) tariff preferences and labels for sustainably-produced textiles and garments.

  • PSF 2017 – Using digitalisation and data to disrupt supply chains

    PSF 2017 – Using digitalisation and data to disrupt supply chains

    The apparel industry and its supply chain needs to start thinking differently if it is to deliver on demands for speed, customisation and transparency – with the biggest impact set to come from digitalisation of products and processes and analysis...

  • Brands urged to empower women in sub-Sahara Africa

    Brands urged to empower women in sub-Sahara Africa

    Building inclusive supply chains through responsible sourcing practices, creating gender-sensitive workplaces, and investing in training and education, are some of the steps apparel brands are being urged to take in order to support women workers ...

Latest Apparel Insights

3D design and prototyping tools are starting to make their mark with a multitude of uses

3D CAD comes of age

Although there are many continuous developments in technology, every so often a giant leap occurs with the potential to bring huge benefits...

Digitalisation and data can enable speed, agility and innovation at retail and across the supply chain

Digitalisation and data to disrupt supply chains

The apparel industry and its supply chain needs to start thinking differently if it is to deliver on demands for speed, customisation and tr...

MEPs are urging the EU to set rules establishing mandatory human rights obligations on partner countries

EU eyes mandatory due diligence for apparel supply

The European Commission (EC) is being urged to bring forward legislation to enhance due diligence for apparel supply chains – and to introdu...

While technology is key to improving the efficiencies of apparel production processes and operations, it also requires changes to skillsets within supply chains

Unlocks for the future fashion sourcing landscape

Economic uncertainty and upheaval in global trade agreements are immaterial if the apparel and footwear industry can't respond, engineer and...

Companies are scored on 100 indicators, focusing on policies, governance, processes, practices, and transparency

Where next for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark?

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions t...

Global trade is governed by nearly 300 treaties that are 'complex and confusing'

Geo-political uncertainty and how to survive it

Global political frictions and economic uncertainty, coupled with a sea-change across the retail sector thanks to the rise of e-commerce, di...


What might TTIP mean for US and EU textiles and apparel? 20 Mar 17

Over the past four years, the United States and the European Union (EU) have been negotiating the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP or T-TIP) free trade agreement, which intends to unlock market access opportunities for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic through the elimination of trade and investment barriers as well as enhanced regulatory coherence. Here Dr Sheng Lu, assistant professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, looks at what the pact might mean for the US and EU textile and apparel industries.


Four steps to reduce product defects 17 Mar 17

In the modern apparel industry, change is rapid. Consumer behaviours and perceptions are shifting. Cost pressures are intensifying. And while poor quality has long resulted in widespread markdowns and chargebacks, now it may result in permanently lost clients.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Apparel group Sae-A opens second school in Haiti

Leonie Barrie | 28 Mar 17 Woong-Ki Kim, chairman of Sae-A, and Jovenel Moise, the President of Haiti, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of S&H Secondary School

South Korea's Sae-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, has reiterated its commitment to Haiti, where it employs more than 10,000 people, by opening a second school in the country.


Big data to help US firms improve clothing fit

Leonie Barrie | 27 Mar 17 The US consumer population is one of the most ethnically and size diverse on the planet

A new strategic partnership announced today (27 March) has the potential to help apparel brands and retailers make better fitting clothes by giving them access to big data and analysis on the shape and size of the diverse and complex US consumer population.


Li & Fung forms supply chain partnership with PVH

Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 17 PVH's Tommy Hilfiger business will be one of the beneficiaries of the new strategic supply chain partnership with Li & Fung

Hong Kong-based global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has inked a new deal to create the "supply chain of the future" for PVH Corp, owner of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:24pm 28 Mar 2017)

Tom Tailor optimistic on turnaround for 2017

New York garment industry gets US$51m boost

New Look owner drops UK listing over Brexit fears

Moss Bros FY earnings jump despite headwinds

Hirdaramani to head WFSGI manufacturers committee

Kraig Biocraft a step closer to Vietnam production

New tool helps Adidas manage China trade

US Q4 in brief – G-III Apparel, Finish Line

Latest Apparel Interviews

The "power of the many" drives change at Otto Group – Interview 22 Feb 17

Beth WrightAndreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at the Otto Group

With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.


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.

Apparel Blog

Trump and Brexit generate more confusion

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 17

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update.


Bangladesh works to resolve labour activist issues

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 2 Mar 17

The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced plans to pull out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit, held at the weekend, in protest.


US border tax a contentious issue

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 17

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector is bracing itself for even greater cost increases to come.

Hot Apparel Issues

PSF 2017 – Navigating the perfect storm in fashion sourcing

PSF 2017 – Navigating the perfect storm in fashion sourcing

Global political frictions and economic uncertainty, investment in automation and efficiencies, digitalisation, data and skills shortages are among the challenges facing today’s apparel sourcing executives.

Primark challenges critics with India cotton initiative

Primark challenges critics with India cotton initiative

With the aim of ensuring all cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, Primark is adamant having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain.

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.

Apparel Market Research

When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common

When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common Problems in Apparel Sourcing

This practical guide from an ex-Sourcing VP explains how to fix sourcing issues whilst protecting your people, relationships and brand... Read more

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REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack

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Too Many Standards

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

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