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Latin America increasingly important for apparel

Following last month's overview of apparel in Asia Pacific, Euromonitor International assesses the prospects and pitfalls in the next goldmi...

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Latest Interviews

Manufacturer Timex expands own-brand apparel 19 Nov 2012

Petah Marian

Sri Lankan clothing producer Timex is expanding its own brands in Asia and Europe as part of plans to move into higher margin areas to offset rising costs in its domestic manufacturing operations.


Interview: Ranjan Mahtani, CEO, Epic Group 28 Feb 2012

Leonie Barrie

Faced with what he describes as a "never-ending battle" against rising costs, Ranjan Mahtani, the CEO of Hong Kong based apparel supplier Epic Group, is in fighting mood. But what is also clear is his concern that the apparel industry's current preoccupation with price leaves it in danger of failing to see an even bigger and more worrying issue: the lack of new supply countries coming through.

Latest News

Venezuela fights inflation with fair prices law 7 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The Venezuelan Government and 17 private companies have signed a deal to establish fair prices for garments and household goods.


Rigby & Peller taps Ralph Lauren exec as new MD 24 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

Lingerie firm Rigby & Peller has hired Ralph Lauren executive Ella Hitchins to head up its operations as managing director.


Arcadia streamlines global sourcing decisions 18 Mar 2014

Katie Smith

As part of a group-wide global supply chain initiative, UK retail giant Arcadia Group is deploying global trade management software across all its brands and territories.


BGMEA to work with Impactt to improve productivity 10 Feb 2014

Siddique Islam

Bangladesh's apparel trade body has signed a collaboration agreement with Impactt, a London-based leading ethical trading consultancy, to improve productivity in the ready-made garment industry.


TV footage claims new Bangladesh factory abuses 6 Feb 2014

Katie Smith

Nearly a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, an ITV documentary claims to have evidence of ongoing worker and safety concerns at factories making clothes for UK retailers N Brown and Arcadia.

Latest blogs

US apparel retailers buffeted by winter storms 10 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January. While some consumers were forced to stay at home, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.

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