Facts and figures taken from some of the research reports published on just-style. Much of this information is only available in the reports themselves, so these articles provide a valuable snapshot of the latest data and forecasts.
The financial crises in North America and Europe have led to reductions in consumer demand for general apparel, but for swimwear in particular, the last five years have not been easy. This could be set to change for some regions, however, as the global economy picks up.
Myanmar's garment sector is in the midst of significant growth and exciting changes - and a brand new and exclusive report produced by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) offers essential reading for retailers, brands and importers looking to source from the country.
Moisture management fabric technology has entered a new era as manufacturers and retailers respond to growing demand by consumers for ever greater levels of performance from their garments.
Rising costs in China have forced an increasing number of Western apparel brands and retailers to look at cutting back on sourcing in China, and have more of their apparel manufactured elsewhere, a new report suggests.
China's retail market looks set to soar over the next few years as the government acts to encourage domestic growth to offset a possible slowdown in clothing exports.
Often referred to as ‘the lion economy', the potential of Africa as a new apparel sourcing destination is becoming more evident. A new report from just-style suggests that as investment increases, more and more international brands will be keen to secure a share of the pie - with countries such as Ethiopia already equipping themselves to meet this increasing demand.
Sustainability in textiles is high on the apparel industry's agenda, and has the potential to benefit a company's bottom line. But while the issue is far from clear-cut, a new report from just-style rounds up the challenges and opportunities in sustainable textiles - and suggests that being informed is the first step in the journey.
As the world’s economic recession has continued, driven by eurozone debts and unemployment, it's no surprise that the lingerie market has also remained depressed. A new report from just-style suggests the sector will not fully recover until 2017 - with the bulk of this growth expected to come from emerging markets Russia and China.
Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilience to the financial turmoil which has plagued much of the northern hemisphere has proved to be a key attraction for international retailers, according to Euromonitor International.
The clothing industry in Bangladesh needs to improve its image in order for the country's long-term prosperity to be guaranteed, a new report suggests.
Textile and clothing exports from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) declined sharply in 2012, according to a new report.
The global apparel industry is expected to continue to feel the effects of the 2007 economic crisis as far into the future as 2019, according to a new report released by just-style.
For specialist retailers in Europe and North America, times are tough. The unstable economic climate is a critical factor, but no less a problem for thousands of struggling businesses is the transfer of power from bricks-and-mortar to the internet.
Sustainable production is seen by Sri Lankan textile and apparel manufacturers as an attractive selling point when competing for orders from Western buyers.
The performance outdoor apparel sector is the fastest growing segment in the global sports apparel market, and is set to grow by US$3.5bn over the next six years, according to a new research report published today (29 November) by just-style.
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- Apparel working conditions linked to profit
- H&M adds transparency to yarn and fabric mills
- Factory strike shows Vietnam worker vulnerability
- Cambodia growth to slow on competition and cost
- China cotton imports to rise as Xinjiang cuts crop
- Adidas launches "lightest ever" football boot
- Crystal first China licensee of RevoLaze tech
- Thailand project to vertically integrate clothing