• Will Vietnam struggle to exploit impending trade deals?

    Will Vietnam struggle to exploit impending trade deals?

    Clothing and textile specialists have warned the Vietnam-European Union free-trade deal struck earlier this month may ease exports, imports and investment - but that Vietnam will be a tough base from which to operate in the impending duty-free era.

  • Yuan devaluation offers mixed fortunes for garment firms

    Yuan devaluation offers mixed fortunes for garment firms

    Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value of the yuan to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years.

  • Gap bullish on China growth opportunities

    Gap bullish on China growth opportunities

    US retail giant Gap Inc has said it remains bullish on its long-term growth prospects in China despite the yuan deflation, while also revealing it is on track with its strategic restructuring.

  • Asian union development: is there another way?

    Asian union development: is there another way?

    The efforts of multinational brands, retailers and importers to impose minimum wages and better working conditions in the their supplier factories, while good in the short run, will result in greater problems in the long run.

  • 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

Nicaragua offers low wages and a stable economic and political environment

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Nicaragua's top textile and footwear manufacturers plan to double their size in three years as the Central American nation rushes to meet ri...

Doubts have been cast over whether Vietnam will be able to make the most of the impending duty-free era

Will Vietnam struggle with impending trade deals?

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The currency devaluation could benefit exports from China thanks to lower prices

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Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value of the yuan to...

Gap is bullish on its opportunity in China

Gap bullish on China growth opportunities

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China devaluation: what’s the big deal?

Why the fuss about China’s yuan devaluation earlier this month? While pretty trivial by the standards of the past 50 years, it has managed t...

The only means for workers to improve their working conditions is to join together as a group

Asian union development: is there another way?

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Millennials to separate apparel retail winners and losers 20 Aug 15

Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double the rate of apparel spend overall. Which means retailers need to have a strong digital presence and sophisticated product delivery in order to benefit, according to new research.


Hong Kong apparel industry pins future on innovation 19 Aug 15

China's rise over the past two decades as the leading location for apparel sourcing has had a knock-on effect on neighbouring Hong Kong, shifting its role from that of a manufacturer to a servicing and sourcing hub. And its competitive advantage going forward is likely to lie in innovation, industry executives suggest.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Stock-out paradox persists despite data overload

Leonie Barrie | 28 Aug 15

Despite living in the ‘golden age of data,’ with retailers having access to unprecedented levels of information on shopping behaviour and trends, their planning and prediction efforts are still failing to meet consumer demand, a new survey suggests. And the problem seems to be most acute in fashion and footwear.


Adidas seeking to resolve shoe supplier dispute

Katie Smith | 28 Aug 15

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.


Tianjin blast “minimal” impact on garment exports

Frank Hersey | 26 Aug 15

The Chinese clothing export sector would have suffered more if the powerful explosions that ripped through a storage facility at Tianjin Port earlier this month had occurred in more southerly ports in the country, according to a specialist in China’s garment industry.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:59pm 28 Aug 2015)

US Q2 in brief: J Crew, Aeropostale, Bebe Stores

New fabric protection with battlefield beginnings

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Perry Ellis takes control of some Canada licenses

Hermès maintains sales outlook as H1 profit climbs

Jimmy Choo “pleasing” H1 as challenges loom

Etam Group reveals mixed first-half

UK consumer confidence maintains momentum

Latest Apparel Interviews

Interview: The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie'Smart companies are going to survive,' says Kurt Cavano

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.


Interview: Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie“There's this massive disruption that's about to take place,' says Cavano

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.


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.

Apparel Blog

Social media and selfies sway fashion sales

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 21 Aug 15

As if retailers didn’t have enough to contend with as they try to get to grips with doing business in a digitally-connected omni-channel world, it seems the rise of the “selfie” is also beginning to impact the way consumers shop.


Public opinion matters more than Modern Slavery Act

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 17 Aug 15

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act, which began coming into force at the end of July, sets new disclosure standards on an extraordinary number of garment businesses. But its legal niceties won’t really determine the law’s impact, says one industry observer, who believes public opinion matters more.


Race on to secure TPP agreement

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 12 Aug 15

After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential elections halt progress. Trade ministers are scrambling to try and forge a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement within two months, after a meeting of trade ministers in Hawaii failed to clinch a deal last week.

Hot Apparel Issues

Yuan devaluation offers mixed fortunes for garment firms

Yuan devaluation offers mixed fortunes for garment firms

Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value the yuan to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years.

Asian union development: is there another way?

Asian union development: is there another way?

The efforts of multinational brands, retailers and importers to impose minimum wages and better working conditions in their supplier factories, while good in the short run, will result in greater problems in the long run, says David Birnbaum. Instead, he proposes that customers who want to raise worker standards in their supplier factories must find a third way forward.

TPP may unravel unless it is agreed by Christmas

TPP may unravel unless it is agreed by Christmas

Defying high hopes, last month's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks in Hawaii failed to result in a deal, leaving US textile and apparel companies in the lurch when it comes to everything from sourcing outlooks to export scenarios. And industry executives now warn that the TPP may unravel unless it is agreed by Christmas.

What will Britain’s Modern Slavery Act achieve?

What will Britain’s Modern Slavery Act achieve?

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act (MSA), which began coming into force on 31 July, sets new disclosure standards on an extraordinary number of garment businesses. But its legal niceties won’t really determine the law’s impact.

Apparel Market Research

Myanmar's Garment Sector in 2015 - now with updated members'

Myanmar's Garment Sector in 2015 - now with updated members' directory

Myanmar Garment Manufacturers' Association have registered more than one new garment factory opening each week throughout 2014, a consistent indicator of high growth in the industry. This popular report now contains MGMA's latest members' directory, updated in August 2015. For international buyers interested in sourcing opportunities, this brand new and exclusive report produced directly by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Assoc. is an essential read. The report is packed full of vital information and interesting statistics. It's a perfect companion to anyone thinking of planning a country visit and is essential reading beforehand... Read more

Published: January 2015 - ($400.00)


Ethiopia – the emerging textile and clothing industry

Published: March 2014 - ($990.00)


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

Published: March 2015 - ($1083.20)


Global market review of lingerie - forecasts to 2020

Published: July 2015 - ($1390.00)


Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2020

Published: July 2014 - ($1390.00)


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