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Retail expansion: which strategies work best? 21 Jul 2011

Column: Research updates

Faced with constant pressure to expand their businesses, fashion brands and retailers have a number of choices: they can add new merchandise lines, target customers at new price points or in new geographical markets, or attempt all three. But what is the best strategy? A new report from just-style offers advice to apparel brand managers wanting to breath new life into existing portfolios.


Taiwanese textile and clothing exporters look to China 12 Jul 2011

Column: Research updates

Taiwanese textile and clothing exporters are hoping to take advantage of closer trading links with China now that relations with the mainland are moving slowly towards normalisation.


JAPAN: Technical textile industry surges 9 May 2011

Column: Research updates

Man-made fibre and technical textile production in Japan rose in 2010 for the first time in ten years - and could continue to climb in the foreseeable future as demand for reconstruction materials surges following the earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-east of the country in March.


Performance outdoor apparel on a winning streak 9 May 2011

Column: Research updates

Global demand for performance outdoor apparel worn by individuals taking part in sports pursuits is outpacing other sectors of the total active sportswear market, according to a new report from just-style, with growth set to soar by 22% over the next six years.


Downturn gives jeans market the worn look 15 Feb 2011

Column: Research updates

The global market for jeans has been slowed up by financial turmoil in recent years, while a combination of rising raw material prices and a shift of demand to new markets could bring sales to a standstill in coming years, according to latest research by just-style.


Consumers key to driving green fashion agenda 19 Jan 2011

Column: Research updates

Consumer pressure is crucial in persuading the fashion industry to take green issues and corporate social responsibility (CSR) seriously, according to a new report from just-style.


UK: Clothing prices up for the first time in 18 years 19 Oct 2010

Column: Research updates

Hit by soaring raw material costs and rising wages in Asia, UK clothing and footwear prices in September 2010 were up on an annual basis for the first time since 1992.


WORLD: Asian woven fabric industry moves upmarket - research 20 Sep 2010

Column: Research updates

Deliveries of rapier and projectile shuttleless looms to the world's textile mills increased by 31% in 2009, a year when total loom purchases declined, according to a new report, in a move that suggests the Asian woven fabric industry is moving upmarket.


ANALYSIS: Social networks spice up e-commerce 9 Sep 2010

Column: Research updates

The development of e-commerce is expected to result in a seismic shift in the retail of fashion products, with latest research suggesting that a multi-channel approach to fashion brings maximum returns.


US: Nine of the top ten apparel suppliers cut prices - research 31 Aug 2010

Column: Research updates

Import prices in the year to 31 May have fallen in the case of nine of the USA's ten largest clothing suppliers, according to a new report.


UK: New research tool monitors world apparel sourcing 19 Aug 2010

Column: Research updates

A new research tool has been introduced to help apparel brands, retailers and vendors keep abreast of the changing world of apparel sourcing.


EU clothing imports fall for first time in over ten years 12 Jul 2010

Column: Research updates

Clothing imports into the EU fell in value by 3.8% to EUR57.28bn (US$79.59bn) in 2009. This was the first decline in over ten years, and followed a slowdown in growth from 12.8% in 2006 to just 2.5% in 2008.


ANALYSIS: Consumers still flocking to value fashion 6 Jul 2010

Column: Research updates

Retailers offering low prices for their fashion collections remain in the strongest position to capitalise on the current consumer environment, according to latest research.


ANALYSIS: Proximity rates highly in sourcing choice 5 Jul 2010

Column: Research updates

The near-shoring of apparel and footwear goods is increasingly important to fashion businesses, according to a survey by just-style.


UK: Innovation to drive lingerie growth – research 23 Feb 2010

Column: Research updates

Innovation and increasingly risqué designs will help the UK lingerie market to grow by more than 15% over the next five years, according to a new report.


UK: Supermarkets sweep up children's wear sales 19 Feb 2010

Column: Research updates

Supermarkets have secured the top spot in the children's wear sector for the first time, new research has revealed, taking over from high street retailers with a 29% share of the market.


ANALYSIS: Downturn begins to affect workwear market 12 Feb 2010

Column: Research updates

The global workwear market will this year feel the time-lagged effects of 2008's credit crunch and corporate job cuts, according to the latest sector report by just-style.


Global lingerie market sees uplifting forecast 12 Jan 2010

Column: Research updates

The global recession has affected the lingerie market just as every other retail sector, with a new report from just-style suggesting sales fell by nearly 3% in 2009. But while the economic downturn has put the industry under enormous pressure, recovery is likely to get underway in 2010.


Textile fabrics get a boost in performance swimwear 5 Jan 2010

Column: Research updates

The use of polyurethane in performance swimwear is credited with securing 235 world records over the past two years. But a ban on the use of the material in competitions from 1 January 2010 is set to give textile fabrics a boost.


FRANCE: BKC set to acquire Montaigne Fashion Group 10 Nov 2009

Column: Research updates

Bernard Krief Consulting (BKC), the company rescue specialist which has submitted a takeover bid for Christian Lacroix, is set to acquire stock market-listed French women's fashion designer Montaigne Fashion Group (MFG) which went into administration earlier this year.


New technologies set to revolutionise coated fabrics 5 Nov 2009

Column: Research updates

New technologies are set to slash raw material costs and allow faster, more efficient and highly flexible processing in the coated fabrics industry.


Performance apparel on a fast track for growth? 5 Nov 2009

Column: Research updates

The global economic downturn, coupled with an absence of major sporting events this year, means the performance apparel market is likely to see a “significant and painful” drop in 2009. But despite this short-term slump, the long-term prospects for the sector are good, a new report from just-style has found.


US: Steady growth seen in global apparel manufacturing 25 Sep 2009

Column: Research updates

Revenues in the global apparel manufacturing industry are forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 3.5%, to $476.8bn from 2008 to 2013, according to forecasts from market research firm IBIS World.


Value clothing retailers shine amid recession 22 Sep 2009

Column: Research updates

In a year that is likely to go down as one of the worst on record for the pan-European apparel industry, one sector continues to shine bright: value clothing. And one retailer that truly stands out here is Primark, a new report says. If the value players can continue to see off competitive pressures and ethical concerns, then they will continue to outperform.


Sportswear market to sprint past recession 7 Aug 2009

Column: Research updates

The ways in which the current recession will impact consumers’ interest in playing sports, working out or getting regular exercise – and of course buying the kit to take part – forms the cornerstone of a new just-style report on the active sportswear and athletic footwear market.


UK: Women's wear growth slowing in US - research 6 Aug 2009

Column: Research updates

The growth of the US women's wear market is forecast to decelerate with an anticipated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1% from 2007 to 2012, according to latest research.


Egypt’s clothing fortunes mirror global downturn 27 Jul 2009

Column: Research updates

The Egyptian textile and clothing industry occupies a central role in the country’s economy, with Egyptian cotton the bedrock of the local industry. Even so, the current global economic downturn is likely to have an adverse effect on the sector, a new report says, with sales and output set to decline this year and next.


RUSSIA: Fashion market eyeing growth despite tough 2009 3 Jul 2009

Column: Research updates

The fashion and footwear market in Russia is forecast to fall by around 5% this year as clothing sales slump amid the financial crisis.


UK: Children's wear challenges offset birth rate - research 11 Jun 2009

Column: Research updates

The UK market for children's wear reached a value of GBP5.29bn (US$8.7bn) in 2008, according to new research out today, with prospects for the category remaining strong.


Denim and jeanswear demand shows no sign of fading 18 May 2009

Column: Research updates

The denim and jeanswear market is traditionally one of the industry’s most vibrant sectors, embracing different age, fashion and commodity brackets. But how will it fare amid the current economic downturn and beyond? This is one of the main focuses of a new report from just-style, which offers two different forecasts for the future.

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