• US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes

    US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes

    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 increa...

  • Trade Tracker – Trump’s first three weeks and Brexit timelines

    Trade Tracker – Trump’s first three weeks and Brexit timelines

    New twists and turns are taking place on the trade front almost daily, largely driven by the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the EU and the Trump administration’s new policies. In this new monthly column Mike Flanagan unravels the latest developments an...

  • Trump talks of tweaking NAFTA trade with Canada

    Trump talks of tweaking NAFTA trade with Canada

    President Donald Trump says he is looking at "tweaking" parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) pact with Canada, and that the focus of any changes would be on US trade with Mexico.

  • Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

    Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

    Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports over the last year.

  • Does a hard Brexit mean hard times for UK fashion?

    Does a hard Brexit mean hard times for UK fashion?

    Brexit means Brexit and, following the Prime Minister's speech in late January where she set out what this will entail, Brexit appears to mean 'hard' Brexit. But what does it mean for the UK's fashion and textile industry, which accounts for tens ...

Latest Apparel Insights

Vietnam has increased its share of the US apparel import market in volume terms

Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports o...

The British government intends to re-establish Customs control for all goods entering the UK

Trade Tracker – Trump's first weeks, Brexit agenda

New twists and turns are taking place on the trade front almost daily, largely driven by the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the EU and the Trump...

The Border Adjustment Tax could raise prices by as much as 20%

US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order b...

With so many companies exporting and importing across the EU, leaving the single market will impact the UK fashion and textiles sector

Does a hard Brexit mean hard times for UK fashion?

Brexit means Brexit and, following the Prime Minister's speech in late January where she set out what this will entail, Brexit appears to me...

Kanchan Ghanshyam Kazarie farms 7 acres of cotton in the Indian state of Gujarat

Primark challenges critics with cotton initiative

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that hav...

Vietnam was only one of two countries to record an increase in US apparel imports in December

US apparel imports take a tumble in December

US apparel import volumes declined in December as the holiday season came to an end. But while shipments from Vietnam continue on an upward...


Key trade issues facing US textiles and apparel 10 Feb 17

A rapidly changing economic and political climate, the relationship between trade and job creation in the US, plans for a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were all included in a panel discussion yesterday (9 February) looking at the potential impact of key trade issues on the apparel and textile industry.


Trump trade plans spell trouble for Asia apparel sourcing 3 Feb 17

As US President Donald Trump has been wasting no time carrying out his campaign pledges to undo long-standing American trade ties, the Asian apparel industry and the US retailers it supplies have ample reasons to be on edge.

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Major Apparel News

Sales at US clothing retailers jumped in January

Leonie Barrie | 16 Feb 17 Sales at US clothing stores saw their largest rise in nearly a year

The US economy got off to a strong start to the year, with almost every major US retail sector reporting higher sales in January, according to the latest government figures.


Bangladesh "high threat" for terrorist activity

Michelle Russell | 16 Feb 17 The US says the terrorist threat to Bangladesh remains “real and credible”

The US Government has assessed the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka as a "high threat" location for terrorist activity, heightening safety fears for foreign garment buyers visiting the country.


Riachuelo cuts China sourcing to buck recession

Ivan Castano Freeman | 15 Feb 17 The 291-store fast fashion retailer has taken on new suppliers in Brazil and Paraguay

Lojas Riachuelo, Brazil's largest apparel department store chain, has achieved huge savings from gradually reducing its Chinese sourcing to 25% from 40% and investing BRL200m (US$64m) in a new distribution centre.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:31pm 17 Feb 2017)

VF Corp sees Q4 and FY earnings tumble

Bangladesh clean textile pact prepares phase two

UK clothing retail sales edge up in January

EU-Canada trade pact approved by EU lawmakers

EU apparel makers join calls for industry strategy

Kate Spade exploring options amid Q4 growth

MC Sports to shutter all stores

Lenzing Viscose and Moda fibres are USDA certified

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

Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 13 Feb 17

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


Trump administration starts to shake up trade

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 23 Jan 17

Last week we marked the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States by taking a closer look at what's at stake for the textile and apparel trade – especially his promises to tear up US trade agreements, impose tariffs on imports from China and Mexico, and bring back US jobs and manufacturing.


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.

Hot Apparel Issues

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.

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.

Apparel Market Research

Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective

Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective

As recently as 2013, sales of outdoor performance apparel were growing at a rate of 6% in the US; by 2.5% in Europe; and by double digits in emerging economies. Those were the good old days. In 2016, the call of the wild sounds a lot different. While interest and participation in the outdoors is growing, the outdoor consumer is changing, becoming younger, more diverse, and more social. This report gathers retail market data for US, Europe, China, South Korea, Australia, Japan and India and it explains the current retail landscape worldwide, with coverage of major retail brands' latest activity in key markets. 2015 sales results are provided for over 50 core outdoor retailers and over 80 worldwide brands... Read more

Published: December 2016 - ($1390.00)


Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022

Published: November 2016 - ($1390.00)


Male Fragrances (Fragrances) Market in Japan - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: January 2017 - ($500.00)


Trends in world textile and clothing trade, December 2016

Published: December 2016 - ($550.00)


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

Published: February 2017 - ($600.00)


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