MYANMAR: ILO backs project to improve work practices

A project is to get underway in Myanmar/Burma to develop the capacity of the country's employers' organisations and foster better working practices and solving disputes with workers.

ANALYSIS: Clothing seen as central focus for new Tesco CEO

Clothing remains one of Tesco's more exportable offers and is likely to remain a central focus for the retail behemoth when incoming CEO Dave Lewis takes the reigns, an analyst has suggested.

ANALYSIS: Mothercare pursues "aggressive" plan of recovery

Mothercare officially welcomed boss Mark Newton-Jones into the fold today (17 July) as the retail group revealed its UK performance is beginning to stabilise.

Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government while welcoming foreign buyers at the 53rd India International Garment Fair, held in New Delhi this week.

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Clothing seen as central focus for new Tesco CEO

Clothing remains one of Tesco's more exportable offers and is likely to remain a central focus for the retail behemoth when incoming CEO Dav...

Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government whil...

Mothercare pursues "aggressive" plan of recovery

Mothercare officially welcomed boss Mark Newton-Jones into the fold today (17 July) as the retail group revealed its UK performance is begin...

Wolverine Worldwide evolves to exceed new demands

Wolverine Worldwide has said it is paramount the US clothing and footwear company evolves to meet and exceed the demands of the new consumer...

Nicaragua apparel makers see bleak future from TPP

Nicaragua's apparel industry is expected to grow 8% to $1.5bn this year, fuelled by rising exports to the US. But while the numbers are enco...

Is China's dream becoming a nightmare scenario?

China's leader Xi Jinping last year adopted The China Dream as the theme of his presidency, combining "economic prosperity" with "national r...

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Major Apparel News

European MEPs call for more TTIP transparency

Richard Woodard | 17 Jul 14

More transparency is needed during talks on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US, MEPs say.


Mothercare outlines modernisation plan for UK

Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 14

Mothercare has outlined a modernising plan for it domestic business as the mother, baby and children's goods retailer revealed its UK performance is starting to stabilise.


US cotton prices set for five-year low

Richard Woodard | 16 Jul 14

Cotton prices are set to hit a five-year low in the US as ending stock levels climb to their highest level since 2008/9, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Recent News - (Updated: 12:08pm 22 Jul 2014)

Gap to expand into Slovenia and Austria

Bagir Group issues second profit warning

Express CEO replacement Kornberg a "solid choice"

VF Corp books "solid" Q2 performance

Tesco shares climb as Clarke announces departure

Reliance Retail returns to profit in Q1

Loblaw appoints Grauso as Joe Fresh president

Crystal Group improves worker communication

Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 14

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.


INTERVIEW: William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 14

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.


INTERVIEW: David Nieper pushes Made in UK momentum 16 May 14

Katie Smith

The momentum for 'Made in the UK' products might be growing in popularity - both with retailers and consumers - but a lack of skilled labour and an ageing workforce are weighing on its progress. One company working to reverse this is women's wear and nightwear fashion brand, David Nieper. Managing director Christopher Nieper tells Katie Smith why.

Apparel Blog

Exporters back India's budget but seek more

Leonie Barrie | 21 Jul 14

Indian apparel exporters are seeking a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, including export subsidies to offset import duties imposed by the EU while talks continue towards an EU-India free trade agreement.


Scientists fashion blackest-ever material

Leonie Barrie | 18 Jul 14

The quest for deeper and deeper black dyes has long preoccupied the textile industry - but scientists in the UK now claim to have fashioned what may be the blackest material in the universe.


Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes

Leonie Barrie | 14 Jul 14

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.

Hot Apparel Issues

Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government.

Gap's Myanmar move highlights country's potential

Faced with the growing risks of producing in Bangladesh and Cambodia as well as the rising cost of countries like China and Indonesia, it is unsurprising that apparel giant Gap Inc should begin sourcing from Myanmar. just-style takes a closer look at the country's textile and garment industry.

Compliance still a concern in Cambodian garment sector

Although there has been a slight improvement in the proper payment of wages and benefits within Cambodia's garment and footwear industry, non-compliance in areas related to worker health and safety and fainting remains "significant", a new study has found.

The trends and future of supply chain software

The last few years have seen tremendous changes in the technological landscape of 'product lifecycle management' (PLM) and 'enterprise resource planning' (ERP) systems. This month's Management Briefing takes a look at the trends and the future of supply chain software.

Apparel Market Research

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2014: Apparel

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2014: Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains, manufacturing, design, fashions, shoes, accessories, retailing, trade, distribution, technologies and smart fabrics. Includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected analysis of trends, globalization, technologies and finances. Also features profiles of the top 350 global apparel companies, public and private... Read more

Published: July 2014 - ($349.99)


Global Consumer Smart Wearable Technology Market 2014-2018

Published: July 2014 - ($2500.00)


Survey of the European Fabric Fairs: Spring/Summer 2015

Published: June 2014 - ($520.00)


Global Childrens and Infant Wear Market 2014-2018

Published: June 2014 - ($2500.00)


Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2020

Published: July 2014 - ($1390.00)


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