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.
12 February 2013
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.
5 December 2012
Sustainable production is seen by Sri Lankan textile and apparel manufacturers as an attractive selling point when competing for orders from Western buyers.
29 November 2012
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.
9 November 2012
The world market for jeanswear is forecast to grow by US$10bn in the next six years, fuelled by growing demand in emerging markets and resurgent western economies, according to a new research report published today (9 November) by just-style.
6 November 2012
Malaysian textile and clothing exports are set to double to an annual value of US$7.5bn by 2020 after advancing strongly in 2011, according to a new report.
26 October 2012
There has been a lot of talk this year by apparel retailers, brands and importers on both sides of the Atlantic about increasing the amount of product they source closer to home. But is such a move realistic and is it likely to prove more than a passing trend?
17 September 2012
World clothing export growth in 2012 is predicted to be even slower in volume terms than the already modest 5% growth rate seen in 2011, according to a new report.
24 July 2012
Textile and clothing markets are likely to remain subdued in 2012, given the considerable uncertainty in the global economy, and the fact that the debt crisis in the eurozone continues to hit business and consumer confidence.
16 July 2012
As the digital platform continues to bring about sweeping changes in the global apparel arena, Ashma Kunde, apparel research analyst at Euromonitor International, looks at the role the internet has played in driving the boom in the men's wear market.
26 June 2012
Emerging Asian countries hold the key to the future of the global apparel sourcing industry, according to a new research report from just-style.
8 May 2012
US and EU textile and clothing import prices rose sharply in 2011 reflecting hikes in raw material prices, new research shows.
10 April 2012
The international apparel supply chain faces a complex array of risks and variables in 2012, as a new report from just-style.com details.
9 March 2012
The market for smart textiles and wearable technology is set for rapid growth, according to new research, and holds the potential to change the way people dress, communicate, respond to emergencies, manage their health and even entertain themselves.
21 February 2012
Despite bullish attempts to present a positive face, there is no doubt recessionary pressures have weighed heavily on the global lingerie industry, with a new report from just-style suggesting sales grew by just 0.4% last year. But there are also modest reasons for optimism, with recovery likely to get underway in 2013.
10 February 2012
Rapid growth in demand in emerging markets is driving investment in nonwovens, according to a new report - with several nonwovens roll goods producers expanding to target markets in Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Southern Africa.
6 February 2012
Despite a number of challenges, China's textile and clothing industry is set for further growth while its competitors suffer declines as a result of cutbacks by retail buyers, according to new research.
17 January 2012
Brazil's fast growing economy and the population's buoyant spending have resulted in a large increase in textile and clothing consumption per head in the country - and a knock-on boost to production, new research shows.
9 November 2011
Demand for elastane fibres - known as spandex in the US and parts of Asia - is set to grow considerably according to a new report, fuelled by rising sales of sportswear garments in China, Brazil and India.
18 October 2011
Producers of textiles, chemical finishes and finishing equipment are responding to demands for environmentally-friendly finishes by coming up with novel multi-functional treatments.
6 September 2011
The global apparel industry and market are “at a tipping point”, with economic uncertainty casting doubts on levels of future growth, according to a new research report from just-style.