Latest Apparel Insights

M&S is running 26 GCP programmes across 14 countries

M&S project benefits garment worker health

Marks & Spencer says it has seen an improvement in worker health issues in Cambodia - and the subsequent business benefits - since a new hea...

Cady has outlined VF's chemical management progress

VF pushes ahead on chemicals management

A chemical management programme developed by apparel giant VF Corp to identify and eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from its supply c...

M&S has written a supply chain human rights policy

M&S to launch supply chain human rights policy

UK retail group Marks & Spencer is preparing to launch a supply chain human rights policy as it looks to further improve compliance in the d...

Millennial consumers shop across more than one sales channel and multiple devices

Can the Gap brand reclaim its iconic status?

The latest string of financial reports paint a very dull picture for the mid-market fashion industry in the US, writes Bernadette Kissane, a...

CEO Mark Parker described the passing of the TPA as “an important step”

Nike reaffirms US production commitment

Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a...

H&M has warned of a 'very negative' impact from higher purchasing costs

H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US...


Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform 24 Jun 15

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Clarity on competition law and living wages 24 Jun 15

Continuing its efforts to tackle the key issues preventing progress towards the payment of living wages in the garment supply chain, the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) has now turned its attention to the issue of competition law.

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Major Apparel News

C&A to add "accurate fit" label to garments

Leonie Barrie | 1 Jul 15 C&A's new fit certification label

Retailer C&A is to highlight the improved and consistent fit of garments across its size range with special labels on its latest ladies’ wear and denim ranges.


China cotton stockpile auction may shake up market

Jens Kastner | 30 Jun 15 China’s cotton stockpile auction may make spinners turn to high-grade cotton yarn

China is to start to sell down its massive cotton stockpile from early July through August, in a move likely to shake up the market, it emerged today (30 June).


Adidas develops shoe from recycled ocean waste

Michelle Russell | 30 Jun 15 The shoe upper is made entirely from yarns and filaments reclaimed from ocean waste

Adidas has developed what it claims is the world's first shoe upper made entirely from yarns and filaments reclaimed from ocean waste as part of a collaboration with sustainability group Parley for the Oceans.

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Industry welcomes passage of toxic substance act

Walmart taps into product content from suppliers

WEBINAR: Compliance: Why has it failed?

Textured Jersey to buy Ocean India for $15m

Another season of uncertainty for cotton trade

South Africa garment employment poised for growth

Aeropostale to expand in India and Indonesia

Off-price to outperform US apparel sector

Latest Apparel Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 15

Michelle RussellJason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.

Apparel Blog

Skinny jeans puts garment safety into spotlight

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 15

It seems we need to pay more attention to what we pull on in the mornings after a number of health incidents related to clothing has placed the spotlight firmly on the safety of garments and how we wear them.


Myanmar moves on labour law reforms

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 29 Jun 15

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Sri Lankan company wins firm of the year

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 24 Jun 15

Congratulations to Textured Jersey Lanka Plc, which has won top prize in the inaugural World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute.

Hot Apparel Issues

US trade agenda back on track

US trade agenda back on track

President Obama’s trade agenda took a major step forward yesterday (24 June) after the US Senate passed fast-track legislation seen as key to finalising a pending agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform

Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.

Product 3.0 underpins Gap brand turnaround plans

Product 3.0 underpins Gap brand turnaround plans

A new approach to product development – dubbed ‘Product 3.0’ – underpinned by a responsive and seamless supply chain, is at the heart of plans to turnaround the Gap brand.

AGOA renewal offers great opportunities for Africa

AGOA renewal offers great opportunities for Africa

Should the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) be renewed for ten years as expected, there would be unprecedented opportunities for the sub-Saharan Africa textile and apparel sector.

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

Published: July 2015 - ($1390.00)


Global market review of swimwear - forecasts to 2019

Published: February 2015 - ($1390.00)


Jeans in China

Published: May 2015 - ($990.00)


Online Designer Clothing Sales in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Published: April 2015 - ($1020.00)


Global Database of the Top 1000 Apparel Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, and Contact Details

Published: March 2015 - ($1083.20)


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