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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.


Sink or swim: the swimwear market to 2014 23 Feb 2009

Column: Research updates

What is the likely impact of the slowdown in consumer spending on sales of discretionary products like swimwear? This is one of the issues covered in a new report on the global swimwear and beachwear market, which also looks at technology, fit and styling, and competition between private-label retailers and brands.


Expansion and collaboration drive PLM uptake 16 Feb 2009

Column: Research updates

As more and more manufacturers are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves and their products, many are turning to tools like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to help reduce costs and the time to market new innovative products.


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.

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