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The apparel industry and its supply chain needs to start thinking differently if it is to deliver on demands for speed, customisation and tr...
The European Commission (EC) is being urged to bring forward legislation to enhance due diligence for apparel supply chains – and to introdu...
Economic uncertainty and upheaval in global trade agreements are immaterial if the apparel and footwear industry can't respond, engineer and...
Global political frictions and economic uncertainty, coupled with a sea-change across the retail sector thanks to the rise of e-commerce, di...
Over the past four years, the United States and the European Union (EU) have been negotiating the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP or T-TIP) free trade agreement, which intends to unlock market access opportunities for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic through the elimination of trade and investment barriers as well as enhanced regulatory coherence. Here Dr Sheng Lu, assistant professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, looks at what the pact might mean for the US and EU textile and apparel industries.
North America has been the biggest challenge for Adidas historically, but it will likely also be the biggest opportunity for it going forward, the German sportswear giant has told investors as the company upped its sales target for the region by almost half by 2020.
Experts have highlighted concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry and are urging the Turkish government and the clothing supply chain to work together to improve their plight.
A recent survey, commissioned by GT Nexus and conducted by research company YouGov, confirmed a lack of brand loyalty among millennials. For the fashion industry, the devil is truly in the detail of this research as it not only sounds a series of clear warning bells to fashion brands, but also reveals some surprising truths about influencing this most fickle of markets.
The US migrant clampdown, land grabs and slavery blind spots are among the top human rights risks for business in 2017, new research has revealed.
Despite being the time of year when the retail supply chain traditionally catches its breath before the spring and summer rush begins, US apparel import volumes in January returned to month-on-month growth. While year-on-year volume growth, however, was down, five of the top ten supplier countries recorded a double-digit hike – led by Vietnam and China.
Political instability will be a key challenge for the global economy, businesses and consumers going into 2017, a new report suggests, with two of the biggest risks – the Trump effect and Brexit – in advanced economies.
With the global garment market still growing fast, Bangladesh needs to seize the so-called ‘China-plus’ opportunity while penetrating new markets and diversifying its products, a Dhaka conference has heard.
Gap Inc has admitted progress has been slower than expected, despite some bright spots in its last fiscal, as the US speciality clothing retailer looks to rebuild, get its product back on track, and utilise what it says is a "significant" opportunity to gain market share.
It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government concentrating too much on headline-grabbing mistakes at high street retailers in its "name and shame" campaign against abuse at home?
After a number of setbacks last year, including political upheaval, terrorist attacks and an influx of Syrian refugees, textile and clothing industry executives in Turkey are optimistic that better times lie ahead in 2017.
For all the claims that US apparel buyers are seeking alternative sources to China amid concerns it is losing its competitiveness, new data suggests otherwise, with the country's prices lower now than six years ago.
Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports over the last year.
Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector is bracing itself for even greater cost increases to come.
With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain. just-style's deputy editor Michelle Russell found out more during a trip to northern India where the company's sustainable cotton programme is taking shape.
US apparel import volumes declined in December as the holiday season came to an end. But while shipments from Vietnam continue on an upward trajectory, other top-three suppliers China and Bangladesh have seen their fortunes fluctuate.
A rapidly changing economic and political climate, the relationship between trade and job creation in the US, plans for a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were all included in a panel discussion yesterday (9 February) looking at the potential impact of key trade issues on the apparel and textile industry.
As US President Donald Trump has been wasting no time carrying out his campaign pledges to undo long-standing American trade ties, the Asian apparel industry and the US retailers it supplies have ample reasons to be on edge.
Mexico could slap ‘mirror’ tariffs on US fabric and apparel imports if US President Donald Trump goes ahead with threats to impose a 20% or other duty hike on Mexican exports, executives say.
Shares in Under Armour slumped 26% yesterday (31 January) as the athletic apparel and footwear maker posted a slowdown in fourth quarter revenue growth, lowered its full-year outlook and announced the departure of its CFO after just 13 months.
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