ANALYSIS: UK retail profit warnings hit new high

Intense competition, pricing pressure and currency headwinds are still denting UK retailer's expectations of an economic recovery, taking profit warnings to their highest first-half total for three years, new figures reveal.

IN THE MONEY: Diversification a key focus for Under Armour

With abundant growth opportunities in the pipeline at Under Armour, the performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand has said it aims to look back on 2014 as a pivotal year in its diversification.

CAMBODIA: Adidas investigating faintings incident

Sporting giant Adidas has said it is investigating an incident involving over 200 faintings at a garment factory in Kandal province, Cambodia.

ANALYSIS: New pricing strategy pays off for Nike

Sporting goods giant Nike is raising its prices at a time when other firms are turning to increased markdowns and heavy promotional activity to drive traffic. And analysts say the strategy is single-handedly driving growth in the US sneaker market.

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UK retail profit warnings hit new high

Intense competition, pricing pressure and currency headwinds are still denting UK retailer's expectations of an economic recovery, taking pr...

Next Q2 trading update: What the analysts say

Next this morning (29 July) saw its share price climb after it announced it was upping its full-year sales and earnings guidance....

Africa courts clothing and textile investment

East African countries are aggressively courting foreign investors to revive their textiles and apparel industries....

Diversification a key focus for Under Armour

With abundant growth opportunities in the pipeline at Under Armour, the performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand has said it aims...

Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding

More than a year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing...

Source Summit 2014: Quote/unquote

A raft of fashion industry experts gathered in London this week to discuss integrating sustainability into businesses through 3D (social, en...

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Major Apparel News

Adidas investigating Cambodia faintings

Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 14

Sporting giant Adidas has said it is investigating an incident involving over 200 faintings at a garment factory in Kandal province, Cambodia.


Mothercare upbeat as Destination Maternity bid off

Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 14

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare says it will continue with its strategy to turn the business around following the withdrawal of a bid by Destination Maternity.


Under Armour "bullish" in full-year guidance rise

Katie Smith | 25 Jul 14

An increase in projected full-year earnings and revenue at Under Armour has been described as "bullish" and a "positive catalyst" move by one analyst.

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Puma Q2 beats consensus despite profit slide

China's economic downturn hits Zuoan's Q1

North Face commits to 100% recycled polyester

Namoi Cotton ups FY guidance on turnaround

Italy's Aeffe returns to H1 profit

Skechers USA to expand Belgium DC

Next outperforms markets and ups FY guidance

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Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 14

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.


INTERVIEW: William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 14

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.


INTERVIEW: David Nieper pushes Made in UK momentum 16 May 14

Katie Smith

The momentum for 'Made in the UK' products might be growing in popularity - both with retailers and consumers - but a lack of skilled labour and an ageing workforce are weighing on its progress. One company working to reverse this is women's wear and nightwear fashion brand, David Nieper. Managing director Christopher Nieper tells Katie Smith why.

Apparel Blog

Bangladesh Alliance and Accord update on progress

Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 14

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.


Exporters back India's budget but seek more

Leonie Barrie | 21 Jul 14

Indian apparel exporters are seeking a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, including export subsidies to offset import duties imposed by the EU while talks continue towards an EU-India free trade agreement.


Scientists fashion blackest-ever material

Leonie Barrie | 18 Jul 14

The quest for deeper and deeper black dyes has long preoccupied the textile industry - but scientists in the UK now claim to have fashioned what may be the blackest material in the universe.

Hot Apparel Issues

Alliance and Accord publish annual reports

This month, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date. just-style took a closer look.

Clothing remains key focus for retail giant Tesco

Tesco this week announced its CEO, Philip Clarke, is to step down as it issued another profit warning. The news has come as little surprise to the industry who believe his successor, Dave Lewis, could be just what the retail behemoth needs.

Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government.

Gap's Myanmar move highlights country's potential

Faced with the growing risks of producing in Bangladesh and Cambodia as well as the rising cost of countries like China and Indonesia, it is unsurprising that apparel giant Gap Inc should begin sourcing from Myanmar. just-style takes a closer look at the country's textile and garment industry.

Apparel Market Research

Survey of the European Fabric Fairs: Spring/Summer 2015

Survey of the European Fabric Fairs: Spring/Summer 2015

The latest update in this series of reports summarises the trends which were on show at the European fabric fairs for the spring/summer 2015 season... Read more

Published: June 2014 - ($520.00)


World Textile and Apparel Trade and Production Trends: South-East Asia, June 2014

Published: June 2014 - ($785.00)


Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2014: Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Published: July 2014 - ($349.99)


Womenswear: Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide

Published: June 2014 - ($995.00)


Myanmar - ISA Country Report

Published: July 2014 - ($89.00)


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