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US: Denim jeans market fraying at the edges - research 9 Feb 2009

Column: Research updates

Sales of jeans in the US have been driven by the popularity of premium denim in the last few years, including the extension of premium denim brands onto kids' racks, but sales are expected to slide over the next few years a recent report says.


WORLD: Natural fibres set for a major fall in 2009 5 Feb 2009

Column: Research updates

Worldwide demand for natural fibres is likely to fall in 2009, according to a new report from Textile Outlook International, as the textile industries in industrialised countries continue to restructure.


Emerging markets buoy global lingerie sector 12 Jan 2009

Column: Research updates

Faced with slowing sales in Western markets, lingerie firms are increasingly focusing on emerging markets like Russia and Asia for growth. According to new research, both China and India are likely to see a double digit hike in lingerie sales over the next three years.


WORLD: Terrorism threats drive demand for military clothing 18 Dec 2008

Column: Research updates

The demand for military clothing, body armour and other military equipment has risen sharply, a recent report says, as a result of the need to protect soldiers in conflicts arising from the so-called war on terror – especially in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Outsize clothing an expanding market 8 Dec 2008

Column: Research updates

Clothing that is specially made for petite, plus-sized and tall customers is one of the most dynamic segments of today’s apparel market, according to a new report from just-style. As such, it offers significant profit potential to manufacturers and marketers who can tailor their products to fit this outsize niche.


Global apparel markets: winners and losers 24 Oct 2008

Column: Research updates

How will the global apparel industry change over the next five or so years? A new report from just-style believes there will be slowdowns in the activity of apparel outsourcing powerhouses such as India and China, and a continuing rise by shooting stars such as Vietnam and Bangladesh. Shorter runs for each style and faster time to market will also continue to put pressure on the supply chain.


China loses its competitive edge in clothing 22 Jul 2008

Column: Research updates

China is losing its competitive edge in textiles and clothing, according to a new report by Textiles Intelligence. Not only is it facing mounting costs on several fronts, but new sources of supply in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam mean many buyers will not return to China when safeguard quotas are removed at the end of this year.


Counterfeit clothing a growing problem 17 Jun 2008

Column: Research updates

Demand for fake fashion continues to grow at an alarming rate according to a new report from just-style, with captured shipments indicating that around 20% of all athletic merchandise is fake. Despite heightened anti-counterfeiting measures, Canadian and US authorities expect counterfeiting to remain high for the next six years.


Lingerie market in a state of flux 21 Feb 2008

Column: Research updates

The lingerie industry is currently in a state of intense company turmoil, with international labels and private-label sellers re-assessing their market positions. But what does all this mean for manufacturers, retailers and brands? A new report from just-style takes a look.


Specialist fibres and fabrics kick footwear into touch 4 Jan 2008

Column: Research updates

Demand for specialist footwear fibres and fabrics is increasing rapidly, according to a new report, helped by a growing awareness of the health and safety benefits of wearing footwear designed for specific sports, activities and occupations.


Jeans market rises to the occasion 20 Nov 2007

Column: Research updates

By 2014, jeans will genuinely be a global fashion statement according to a new report from just-style, and the challenge for both brands and retail private labels will be to hold down a truly international market position.


Japanese firms develop fibres for well-being and hygiene 28 Sep 2007

Column: Research updates

Japanese manufacturers are focusing increasingly on developing fibres and textiles for personal well-being, hygiene and comfort, according to a report by Textiles Intelligence.


Children’s wear market continues to grow 18 Sep 2007

Column: Research updates

The top ten children's wear markets are growing at around 6-7% each year – and are expected to generate retail sales of US$131.5bn by 2012 according to new research from just-style. And in what will be good news for retailers and suppliers, opportunities still exist in several areas including designer wear, discount channels, licensed products and boy’s wear.


Swimwear market in state of flux 30 Aug 2007

Column: Research updates

Growth in the global retail market for swimwear is slowing down, according to new research published by just-style. However, the blurring of fashion brands and sports functionality, coupled with changing attitudes in developing regions, are likely to provide new opportunities to keep the market afloat.


Vietnam eyes soaring textile and clothing exports by 2010 8 Aug 2007

Column: Research updates

Vietnam plans to double the value of its textile and clothing exports from US$4.8bn in 2005 to US$10bn by 2010, according to a new report by Textiles Intelligence. At the same time it hopes to double the number of people working in the industry from 2m to 4m.


How to win the battle of the apparel brands 2 Aug 2007

Column: Research updates

It’s a tricky balance for brands to stay on trend in today’s apparel environment, with consumers wanting what’s new and fresh but presented in a way they know and understand. A series of top tips, outlined in a new report from About Style, can help companies navigate a path to success.


Bulgaria gears up for further expansion 1 Aug 2007

Column: Research updates

Bulgaria, one of the two newest members of the EU, is also the fastest growing textile and clothing producer in Europe. However, its future hangs on a knife edge, with more investment needed to boost productivity and generate higher value exports according to a report by Textiles Intelligence.


Outsize is in, but will apparel retailers latch on? 20 Jul 2007

Column: Research updates

With the plus-size market forecast to grow by at least 10% a year in the US, the accelerated demand for outsize clothing represents a huge opportunity to generate new sales, according to a new report from just-style.


UK: Stockings sales halve in two years 20 Jul 2007

Column: Research updates

Latest research suggests the UK's once buoyant stockings market is shrivelling – with retail sales value dropping 50% in just two years.


Performance apparel swells demand for moisture management fabrics 5 Jul 2007

Column: Research updates

The market for moisture management fabrics is set to grow as apparel manufacturers shift their attention to the high-performance end of the sector and consumers place increasing importance on the performance of garments, according to a new report.


UK firms lead in smart textiles and wearable electronics 3 May 2007

Column: Research updates

UK firms are leading the way in smart fabrics and interactive textiles for wearable electronics, according to a new report from Textiles Intelligence. But one challenge being faced by some of the more successful players is the rate at which they are able to raise additional capital in order to expand their production capacity and meet rapidly rising demand.


Digital textile printing on growth trajectory 20 Apr 2007

Column: Research updates

Digital technology is the fastest growing method of printing textiles, according to a report in the latest issue of Textile Outlook International. Between 2000 and 2005 digitally printed textile output rose by 300% to 70m square metres.


Technical textiles sew up apparel success 16 Apr 2007

Column: Research updates

Technical textiles for the apparel industry, ranging from stain resistant clothing for catering staff to all-in-one suits for nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, looks set to be a fruitful area of growth over the next half-decade. Joe Ayling takes a look at a new report on the sector.


Workwear sector lines up for growing business 28 Sep 2006

Column: Research updates

Across the world, the workwear business looks like a good clothing sector to be in, with total growth of 5.4% for corporatewear and 8.1% for workwear being forecast. However, companies that want to get on in the workwear market should focus their efforts on the developing world, according to a recent report from just-style.


Taking the lead in performance apparel 21 Sep 2006

Column: Research updates

The market for performance apparel is buoyant and will continue to be so, helped by new fabric technologies. But which will be the winning apparel categories, and which will be the leading fabric/fibre/treatment approaches between now and 2012? Here we take a peak at the key findings of a new report.


How did quota abolition change the apparel industry? 14 Jun 2006

Column: Research updates

A guide to Life Without Quota is available from Clothesource and provides at-a-glance summaries of the world apparel traders will deal with in 2006 and 2007.


Hosiery market hits a snag 11 May 2006

Column: Research updates

Hosiery is a unique sector of the clothing market, and one that is headed for decline according to a recent report. Despite attempts to introduce interest through new technology, innovations and famous faces it’s unlikely that the market will ever return to its former glory.


Everyone knows where and how to source – or do they? 28 Apr 2006

Column: Research updates

Today, every buyer and merchandiser sources from factories overseas, sometimes directly, sometimes through an agent or third party supplier. So they all know how to go about finding exactly the right factory for their merchandise, right? Wrong!


Kids’ clothing a growing business 10 Apr 2006

Column: Research updates

Increasingly affluent parents and brand-aware children are set to drive future growth in the global children’s wear market according to a new in-depth report on the sector. Of particular interest to retailers and brands are the developing economies, where families will spend more of their new-found wealth on clothing their children.

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