• SOURCING: Euro decline weighs on Turkish clothing industry

    SOURCING: Euro decline weighs on Turkish clothing industry

    Turkish clothing exporters are facing tough times, with the falling euro taking a big bite out of Turkish ready-to-wear clothing export revenues, at a time when weak economic performance across Europe is dampening its key markets.

  • INTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim

    INTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim

    G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. For global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the label's DNA continues to push the boundaries.

  • Euratex raises rules of origin issues in ongoing TTIP talks

    Euratex raises rules of origin issues in ongoing TTIP talks

    Trade association Euratex has raised a number of issues linked to rules of origin in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks between the EU and US, describing them as “the key issue for EU textile and clothing sector".

  • IN THE MONEY: VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

    IN THE MONEY: VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

    US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of countries where it can manufacture its products.

  • Global sourcing snapshots

    Global sourcing snapshots

    Just-style has re-launched its interactive tool designed to help sourcing executives in the clothing industry. The snapshots have also received a mini facelift in order to better highlight and improve interaction with the data.

Latest Apparel Insights

Reduced demand in Europe is weighing on clothing exports from Turkey

Euro decline weighs on Turkish clothing industry

Turkish clothing exporters are facing tough times, with the falling euro taking a big bite out of Turkish ready-to-wear clothing export reve...

Demands for higher wages and better working conditions are the major cause of industrial action by garment workers

Asian union development and the Western response

For the past three years, industrial action has been on the rise in all Asian garment exporting countries. It is a replay of similar events...

VF Corp has been manufacturing uniforms in Kenya for the past two years

VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of...

Amazon’s sales are thought to have grown by around 25% a year

Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?

A prediction this week that internet giant Amazon could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017 is a gross exaggeration, accordin...

Textiles and clothing make up more than 50% of Pakistan's merchandise exports

Pakistan textile mills fear rash of closures

Pakistan’s textile industry is pessimistic about its prospects, warning of wholesale closures amongst fabric mills unless the government ste...

A waterproof garment is only as weatherproof as its seams

Temperature control key to successful seam sealing

Fabrics, and the processes of joining them together, continue to evolve. One of the key factors that can deliver successful seam sealing and...


Factory funding gap has mixed impact in Myanmar 21 Jul 15

Myanmar’s garment export industry as a whole is developing rapidly. But the battle for growth and added value is heavily weighted against the mostly small local manufacturers who face tough competition from an increasing number of foreign investors with deep pockets and strong networks, writes Jozef De Coster.


COMMENT: What sells when - and how to source ahead 20 Jul 15

What sells when, and how to source ahead to make the most of it, is one of the biggest challenges facing fashion brands and retailers. But modern technology has created a new information chain that gives a stronger indication of what to manufacture or stock, says Paul Watson, CEO at Volo.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Euratex raises rules of origin issues in TPP talks

Leonie Barrie | 29 Jul 15 Rules of origin issues are set to cause disagreement in the T-TIP talks

Trade association Euratex has raised a number of issues linked to rules of origin in the ongoing Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks between the EU and US, describing them as “the key issue for EU textile and clothing sector.”


US upgrades Uzbekistan despite cotton concerns

Leonie Barrie | 28 Jul 15 The use of forced labour remains endemic in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest

A decision by the US to upgrade Uzbekistan in its annual report on human trafficking has been slammed by human rights groups.


VF Corp ups guidance on "strong" Q2

Michelle Russell | 24 Jul 15 VF Corp's sales growth was driven by the group's outdoor & action sports and jeanswear coalition

US apparel giant VF Corp has reported “strong” second-quarter earnings and sales growth, raising its profit guidance for the full year.

Recent News - (Updated: 2:55pm 29 Jul 2015)

Asahi Kasei ramps up fibre production

Fakes take 10% of EU clothing and footwear sales

Myanmar's national trade union centre registered

Sudwolle unveils eco-friendly wool treatment

LVMH boosted by "excellent" fashion growth

Carter's ups FY guidance on strong Q2

Delta Galil reveals mixed Q2 results

Clothing bolsters July UK retail sales growth

Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 15

Michelle RussellRemco Nijs is global brand manager for Dutch jeans giant G-Star RAW

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.


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.

Apparel Blog

just-style’s 5 days of deals

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 28 Jul 15

We’re offering a range of daily deals on just-style research this week, with each day offering an opportunity to purchase two different reports at reduced rates.


Intriguing questions about the impact of Amazon

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 27 Jul 15

A lot was written about Amazon on just-style last week, following a prediction that the internet giant could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017. The retailer also posted a surprise second-quarter profit, giving it a valuation that is higher than Wal-Mart. The figures raise intriguing questions about Amazon’s possible impact on the clothing market.


Vietnam's exports to the US continue to surge

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 14 Jul 15

Apparel imports into the US continued on their upward trajectory in May, with China bouncing back from its second decline this year, Vietnam surging and Bangladesh up again. But while eight of the top-ten supplier counties saw growth, those further down the list suffered.

Hot Apparel Issues

VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of countries where it can manufacture its products.

Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?

Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?

A prediction this week that internet giant Amazon could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017 is a gross exaggeration, according to Mike Flanagan. But it does raise intriguing questions about Amazon’s possible impact on the clothing market.

When will Bangladesh take compliance seriously?

When will Bangladesh take compliance seriously?

Are Bangladesh’s garment factory owners about to destroy their extraordinary apparel success story? Neither the BGMEA nor the Bangladesh government appear to show any real interest in developing a compliant garment industry.

Wage plans leave Myanmar garment industry in limbo

Wage plans leave Myanmar garment industry in limbo

Myanmar’s garment industry is in hiatus due to uncertainty over the proposed minimum wage announced by the government at the end of last month.

Apparel Market Research

Sustainable Textiles for Apparel: Fact, Fiction and Future P

Sustainable Textiles for Apparel: Fact, Fiction and Future Prospects

"If indigo was invented today, we would never approve it.” Andrew Olah, founder of the Kingpins denim show, and of Olah Inc., a textile marketing, development, and sales agency in the US. Comments like this serve to demonstrate how the spotlight is now very much on the design and manufacturing of textiles and apparel in terms of sustainability. This report is intended to explore and clarify, as much as possible, the complex and ongoing issues surrounding sustainable textiles for apparel. It will examine and compare natural, synthetic, and regenerated fibres, and many of the processes involved in their manufacture... Read more

Published: January 2014 - ($667.20)


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

Published: September 2014 - ($653.30)


Technical Textile Markets: Product Developments and Innovations - 1st Quarter 2015

Published: June 2015 - ($520.00)


Global Technical Textiles Business Update - 1st Quarter 2015

Published: June 2015 - ($520.00)


NIKE, Inc. : Retailing - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

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