• SOURCING: Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

    SOURCING: Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

    A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance.

  • 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.

  • Latest TPP talks fail to clinch a deal

    Latest TPP talks fail to clinch a deal

    After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal last week, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential elections halt progress.

  • COMMENT: Wearable tech – a passing fashion?

    COMMENT: Wearable tech – a passing fashion?

    Is wearable technology a ‘fad’ or a passing fashion – or is it something that is here to stay? And what are the challenges faced from a commercial and a legal perspective? Sarah Pearce looks at these issues and discusses their future impact.

  • 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.

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Linking about 40% of the global economy, the TPP would be the world's largest free trade agreement

Latest TPP talks fail to clinch a deal

After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal last week, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential...

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COMMENT: Wearable tech – a passing fashion?

Is wearable technology a ‘fad’ or a passing fashion – or is it something that is here to stay? And what are the challenges faced from both a...

The new tool maps the supply chain without the need for software

Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain

A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance. Based...

Exports are seen jumping 10% to $4.5bn this year

Mexico makers see rise in exports and local demand

Mexico's textiles and apparel industry expects revenues to grow 4% to roughly MXN26bn (US$1.6bn) in 2015, helped by a bounce-back in US expo...

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...


IN THE MONEY: VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing 27 Jul 15

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? 23 Jul 15

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.

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Uniqlo owner highlights supplier factory progress

Katie Smith | 3 Aug 15

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has highlighted the progress it has made with monitoring and improving working conditions at its textile supplier factories following a series of alleged violations earlier this year.


Egypt clothing makers help reverse import ban

Paul Cochrane | 31 Jul 15 Exports of cotton slumped from 2012/13 to 2013/14

Egypt's trade ministry and clothing manufacturers have successfully pushed for a lifting of a temporary ban on all cotton imports by the country’s ministry of agriculture and land reclamation.


UK retailers to answer over human trafficking

Michelle Russell | 30 Jul 15

The UK Government is forcing retailers to play their part in helping eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, under new measures to be included in the Modern Slavery Bill.

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Patagonia raising bar with "green" denim line

Neiman Marcus files plans for IPO

Coach closes on “rather dismal” year

L Brands makes PFC-free supply chain pledge

Hugo Boss reaffirms FY on faster Q2 growth

Fabric sourcing tool links mills with design teams

TM Lewin in management buy-out

JC Penney taps supply chain and omni-channel heads

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.

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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

Software solutions: Trends and Developments

Software solutions: Trends and Developments

From PLM and ERP, to digital design and protptyping, the latest software developments are opening up new opportunities for apparel brands and retailers, as well as a more streamlined shopping experience for their customers. We round up the most exciting trends in this month’s management briefing.

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.

Apparel Market Research

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) - Financial and Str

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better... Read more

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