• Amazon to trial delivery by drone in the UK

    Amazon to trial delivery by drone in the UK

    Online retail giant Amazon has been granted permission by the UK Government to explore the possibility of delivery by drone.

  • Vietnam mulls wage freeze to boost competitiveness

    Vietnam mulls wage freeze to boost competitiveness

    Vietnam's textile and apparel industry says it expects to miss its export target in 2016 due to slowing consumer demand and increased competition – and has proposed a freeze on wages to address the issues.

  • Sir Philip Green blamed for the collapse of BHS

    Sir Philip Green blamed for the collapse of BHS

    "What kind of man is it who can count his fortune in billions but does not know what decent behaviour is?" The words of Rt Hon Frank Field MP, chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, will be stark reading for retail tycoon Sir Philip Green after...

  • Brexit blow to global apparel industry confidence

    Brexit blow to global apparel industry confidence

    It is likely to be at least two years before the global apparel industry fully understands the implications of last month's vote by the UK to sever ties with the European Union (EU), according to a new survey carried out by just-style.

  • Outerknown reveals list of menswear supplier factories

    Outerknown reveals list of menswear supplier factories

    US men's wear brand Outerknown has published the names of seven companies that manufacture its T-shirts, woven shirts, boardshorts and sweaters as part of its focus on sustainability.

Latest Apparel Insights

Four in ten respondents suggest it will take up to two years before the implications of the Brexit vote are fully understood

Brexit blow to global apparel industry confidence

It is likely to be at least two years before the global apparel industry fully understands the implications of last month's vote by the UK t...

Sir Philip Green's reputation as the 'king of retail' is lying in ruins

Sir Philip Green blamed for the collapse of BHS

"What kind of man is it who can count his fortune in billions but does not know what decent behaviour is?" The words of Rt Hon Frank Field M...

Zara is 'virtually vertically integrated' with its supply chain

Why fast fashion isn't a case of one size fits all

The fast fashion model, in all its guises, is ensuring some retailers thrive in spite of challenging market conditions. Here, Bob McKee, ind...

Free trade agreements between the UK and Canada, Australia and New Zealand may disrupt the garment industry

Brexit Trade Focus – How a CANZ-UK FTA stacks up

As the UK government prepares the ground for new post-Brexit free trade deals, Mike Flanagan will, over the coming months, be evaluating the...

Could Brexit trigger an increase in UK manufacturing?

Will Brexit trigger rise in UK manufacturing?

Brexit and its likely implications for UK manufacturing were a key talking point at this year's Fashion SVP event, held just days after the...

Vietnam is widely regarded as the largest potential beneficiary of TPP in the textile and apparel sector

TPP tariff phase-out guides Vietnam sourcing plans

A close look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam can guide sourcing...


Alliance brands "staying the course" in Bangladesh 15 Jul 16

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it will stay the course in the south Asian country despite two recent terrorist attacks  – and that apparel brands and retailers remain committed to sourcing garments there.


How Central America garment sourcing measures up 14 Jul 16

The Central American garment industries in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras must continue investing in growth and ensure factories are safe and ethical if they are to compete effectively against Vietnam for access to the US market.

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Major Apparel News

Vietnam mulls wage freeze to boost competitiveness

Michelle Russell | 26 Jul 16 Vietnam expects to miss its apparel and textile export target in 2016

Vietnam's textile and apparel industry says it expects to miss its export target in 2016 due to slowing consumer demand and increased competition – and has proposed a freeze on wages to address the issues. 


Outerknown reveals list of supplier factories

Beth Wright | 26 Jul 16 Bergman Rivera, which 'were farmers first', manages the entire supply chain from the organic cotton field to the finished product.

US men's wear brand Outerknown has published the names of seven companies that manufacture its T-shirts, woven shirts, boardshorts and sweaters as part of its focus on sustainability.


VF Corp cuts guidance as Q2 profit plunges 70%

Leonie Barrie | 22 Jul 16 Timberland brand revenue was down 7% in the quarter

US apparel giant VF Corporation, owner of the North Face, Lee and Timberland brands, has lowered its revenue guidance for the year amid a "challenging environment" in the second quarter.

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Bebe ramps up new licensees under Bluestar deal

BHS to shutter all remaining stores by next month

Amazon to trial delivery by drone in the UK

Transparency index to expand to 100 brands

US Q2 in brief - Under Armour, Skechers

Hyosung sets up Mipan nylon facility in Vietnam

La Perla selects PLM to improve speed to market

UK fashion sourcing fair expands into footwear

Latest Apparel Interviews

Omega Compliance committed to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 16

Michelle RussellJon White, managing director of Omega Compliance

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.


Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 16

Leonie BarrieGuido Schlossmann, president and CEO of Synergies Worldwide

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 16

Michelle RussellPaul Lister says Primark's business model allows it to keep prices low and source ethically

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

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Long-term look at Vietnam sourcing post-TPP

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 18 Jul 16

Now that both the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and official trade statistics for 2015 have been released, we take another look at the likely impact of TPP's tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam.


Dhaka attack deals new blow to Bangladesh

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 16

Two terrorist attacks in Bangladesh over the past week have left the country's key garment industry in turmoil, with buyers rethinking travel plans and potential economic fallout for a sector reliant on foreign investment. Observers say the sector must now join with the government in taking a lead on security and economic issues if it is to continue to thrive and attract customers.


Industry weighs up impact of Brexit

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 4 Jul 16

Britain's historic vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) has left retailers and manufacturers mulling the consequences as the nation prepares for a long period of political and economic uncertainty.

Hot Apparel Issues

Setting up a sustainable fashion supply chain

Setting up a sustainable fashion supply chain

Experts warn that setting up a sustainable supply chain is not a simple task. Indeed, deciding where to source materials, where to manufacture, how to monitor facilities to make sure they are compliant, and how to transport the goods, are all challenging questions that are considered in our latest management briefing.

Terrorist attack 'a tipping point' for Bangladesh?

Terrorist attack "a tipping point" for Bangladesh?

A fatal terrorist attack in the Bangladeshi capital at the weekend killed 20 people – many of whom worked in the country's textile and clothing industry. Is this latest attack a tipping point for Bangladesh?

Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

Britain's vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel itself from the network of institutions and bureaucracy in Brussels.

Bad sourcing blamed for pressure on retail margins

Bad sourcing blamed for pressure on retail margins

Significant structural changes are needed across the apparel supply chain in order to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model that will help retailers improve margins, analysts have said.

Apparel Market Research

Global Technical Textiles Business Update - June 2016

Global Technical Textiles Business Update - June 2016

This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector... Read more

Published: July 2016 - ($550.00)


Wearable Sensors 2016-2026: Market Forecasts, Technologies, Players

Published: July 2016 - ($4528.91)


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

Published: July 2016 - ($900.00)


Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar

Published: February 2016 - ($900.00)


The World Nonwovens Industry: Part 2 - 20 Medium Sized Producers - June 2016

Published: July 2016 - ($750.00)


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