Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for Vietnam production

An investment between Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings to set up a fabric mill in Vietnam is near completion. Add in Crystal's new garment plants, and the site is set to be the largest vertical textile and garment operation in the country.

Nike books "flawless" first-quarter performance

Sporting goods giant Nike delivered a "flawless" performance in the first quarter of its new fiscal year, with strong double-digit jumps in both profit and revenues.

Adidas taps Nike designers for new US creative studio

Sportswear firm Adidas is planning to open a new creative studio in New York City next year and has hired three "world class" designers from Nike to drive the brand's direction.

Smart garments and wearable technology set for growth

Long touted as the next big thing, wearable technology has until now been held back by concerns such as cost, style, comfort, privacy issues, and the limitations of the devices themselves. But the sector may finally be reaching a tipping point.

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Latest Apparel Insights

Innovation and e-commerce key to Nike's growth

It's no wonder sporting goods giant Nike is feeling bullish about its long-term growth opportunities, after booking what has been described...

Esprit outlines next stage of transformation

After reporting its return to a full-year profit earlier this week, Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit Holdings has outlined the n...

Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

Growth in smart garments and wearable technology

Long touted as "the next big thing", wearable technology has until now been held back by concerns ranging from cost to style, comfort and pr...

Urban Outfitters outlines plan to double sales

Urban Outfitters has set out ambitious plans to double its topline sales by 2020 through an expanded product offering, enhanced customer exp...

Size Stream measures up new market opportunities

3D body scanners were first used to generate detailed size and shape data back in the late 1990s, and have since had a key role to play in h...


China cuts cotton imports to boost domestic sales 23 Sep 14

China is to slash its cotton import quotas in 2015 to the mandatory WTO-approved import quota of 894,000 tonnes, in a bid to boost demand for domestic cotton and cut its huge stockpiles of the fibre.


COMMENT: Brand issues add to woes for online retailer Asos 23 Sep 14

Just a week after Asos issued its third profit warning this year, reports at the weekend suggested a potential revolt from some of the brands it sells over its aggressive discounting - exacerbating issues already weighing on the online retailer.

Thought Leaders


Retail Customer Experience in the Digital Age – Personalized Service is Still the Key

As the retail landscape continues to evolve, some indus...

Sourcing in the years 2015/2020

Global sourcing has become a fixed feature of the textile and apparel sector. Using international sources can...


Major Apparel News

Addressing anaemia key to Cambodia productivity

Leonie Barrie | 29 Sep 14

First results from a year-long study into the health and productivity of garment workers has found that more than two-fifths of those surveyed currently suffer from anaemia.


Activists slam dismissals at Sri Lanka shoe firm

Michelle Russell | 26 Sep 14

Unions and labour rights activitsts have slammed Sri Lankan footwear manufacturer Palla and Company following what they describe as "mass sackings and union-busting" by the firm.


Adidas taps Nike designers for new creative studio

Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 14

Sportswear firm Adidas is planning to open a new creative studio in New York City next year and has hired three "world class" designers from Nike to drive the brand's direction.

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Turnaround specialist to lead American Apparel

Interstoff Asia axed as organiser focuses on China

Finish Line Q2 profit down despite sales growth

Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: Crystal Group CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.


INTERVIEW: Echo Sourcing highlights new supply opportunities 5 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


INTERVIEW: Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Apparel Blog

World Retail Congress 2014

Michelle Russell | 28 Sep 14

The annual World Retail Congress has returned to Paris this week for three days where the great and the good of the retail industry have converged to discuss the industry climate as we move out of a tough economic climate. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and the supply chain of the future will all be discussed.


Closer cooperation urged in Bangladesh

Leonie Barrie | 22 Sep 14

Two separate calls came last week urging the various safety initiatives in Bangladesh to work more closely to coordinate their efforts - and for more input from the Bangladeshi government if the work achieved so far is to continue its momentum.


Garment factories boost Bangladesh education

Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 14

The explosive growth of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry is more likely to be accompanied by accusations of sweatshop exploitation from labour rights activists than praise for the positive opportunities it brings the sector's largely-women workforce.

Hot Apparel Issues

Tesco in turmoil as investigation begins

UK retail behemoth Tesco this week revealed a GBP250m (U$408.1m) profit overstatement in its first-half accounts. A day later and Tesco announced the early arrival of new CFO Alan Stewart. The news is sure to alarm investors and means the retailer still has a long way to go to recovery.

Brand issues add to woes for online retailer Asos

Just a week after Asos issued its third profit warning this year, reports at the weekend suggested a potential revolt from some of the brands it sells over its aggressive discounting - exacerbating issues already weighing on the online retailer.

Retailers voice concerns on Scottish independence

Ahead of Scotland's crucial referendum vote, retailers have weighed into the debate about the long-term implications if the nation decides to become an independent country, and the impact it will have on their businesses. Katie Smith takes a closer look.

Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality and design of its product ranges, new and improved sources of supply and the introduction of premium priced merchandise.

Apparel Market Research

Wool in the 21st Century: new prospects for a familiar fibre

Wool in the 21st Century: new prospects for a familiar fibre

This brand new title from just-style takes a look at this rather forgotten, yet unique textile fibre and examines the place of wool fibre in the textile value chain. It addresses its decline in popularity, the reasons for its current comeback, and assesses future prospects for the wool industry. It identifies new developments in breeding, processing, and spinning wool fibre, that are resulting in improved product; and discusses the consumer lifestyle changes, creative product development, and marketing efforts driving the fibre’s future prospects... Read more

Published: September 2014 - ($1390.00)


Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2020

Published: July 2014 - ($1390.00)


Management briefing: Sourcing shifts: Changes and challenges

Published: June 2014 - ($198.00)


Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in Turkey

Published: August 2014 - ($910.00)


China textiles industry, 2014

Published: January 2014 - ($3600.00)


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