SWEDEN: H&M to work with ILO on sustainable supply chains

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has forged a "unique" partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote sustainable global supply chains in the global garment industry.

BANGLADESH: Apparel exports up marginally in July-August

Bangladesh's apparel exports edged up 1.7% in the first two months of the current fiscal year as buyers remain cautious following last year's factory safety issues and subsequent strikes and disruption as a pay rise was negotiated for workers.

IN THE MONEY: Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality and design of its product ranges, new and improved sources of supply and the introduction of premium priced merchandise.

GERMANY: Adidas defends position despite investor unrest

Adidas has moved to defend its position over reports the sporting goods giant has received pressure from investors to accelerate a turnaround and consider replacing its chief executive.

RESEARCH: Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre

While global wool production for the 2014/2015 year is forecast to be at its lowest level for 70 years, its prospects for future growth are positive, according to a new report from just-style.

Latest Apparel Insights

N Brown H1 trading update: What the analysts say

Home shopping group N Brown this morning (16 September) reported a "mellow" first-half performance, with sales slipping as it continues with...

Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality a...

Next H1: What the analysts say

Against an improving economic backdrop, and its strongest first-half sales increase for many years, Next Plc continues to excel. Although an...

THE FLANARANT: Understand win-win or lose out

The “win-win” viewpoint - in which all participants are seen to benefit in one way or another - infects huge swathes of modern thinking and...

China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, accordi...

US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store...


IN THE MONEY: Abercrombie & Fitch to lose logos in fashion focus 2 Sep 14

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co is aiming to remove the logos from its garments on sale in North America by next spring as it focuses instead on more on-trend merchandise.


Major economic reforms needed in China: US report 2 Sep 14

The Chinese government faces a number of serious challenges if it is to maintain the country’s recent rapid economic growth in the longer term, says a new report.

Thought Leaders


Metamorphosis into Color – CoolVisions®

Requirements in the textile industry have been ratcheting up, challenging the industry to adapt and m...

Fashion and apparel industry trends: in the digital age

Inspired by a recent Webinar by industry insider and Lectra's director of fashion and...

Retail Customer Experience in the Digital Age – Personalized Service is Still the Key

As the retail landscape continues to evolve, some indus...


Major Apparel News

H&M goes green with Conscious Denim

Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 14

Fashion retailer H&M is expanding its eco-friendly Conscious Collections with the launch of a new denim range that uses more sustainable materials and environmentally-friendly production processes.


Analysts voice disappointment with Asos result

Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 14

Analysts have voiced their disappointment at the latest Asos trading update, which saw the online fashion retailer lower its full-year profit forecast.


Adidas defends position despite investor unrest

Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 14

Adidas has moved to defend its position over reports the sporting goods giant has received pressure from investors to accelerate a turnaround and consider replacing its chief executive.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:43pm 16 Sep 2014)

Bangladesh apparel exports edge up in July-August

H&M to work with ILO on sustainable supply chains

N Brown on track despite "mellow" H1 performance

Sears to borrow $400m following ratings downgrade

UK conference to assess fashion's next frontiers

Asos shares drop on profit forecast downgrade

Ialy's Miroglio develops supply chain platform

Jean Paul Gaultier to quit ready-to-wear business

Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: Echo Sourcing highlights new supply opportunities 5 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


INTERVIEW: Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.


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.

Apparel Blog

Garment factories boost Bangladesh education

Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 14

The explosive growth of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry is more likely to be accompanied by accusations of sweatshop exploitation from labour rights activists than praise for the positive opportunities it brings the sector's largely-women workforce.


Back-to-school buoys US imports

Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 14

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


Responsible development a key requirement

Leonie Barrie | 9 Sep 14

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.

Hot Apparel Issues

Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality and design of its product ranges, new and improved sources of supply and the introduction of premium priced merchandise.

China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.

3D technology: developments for the apparel industry

While well-established in many other industries, 3D technology is still relatively new to the fashion sector. But as just-style's latest management briefing shows, the tools are already starting to transform apparel firms – from design and development to 3D printing and technologies to help consumers try and buy better-fitting clothes.

Gap audits reveal compliance issues at Myanmar factories

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma. And the extent of these challenges has now been revealed.

Apparel Market Research

Apparel Market in China to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and F

Apparel Market in China to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts

This industry report offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for apparel in China. The research includes historic market data from 2007 to 2013 and forecasts until 2018 which makes the report an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key industry data in readily accessible and clearly presented tables and graphs... Read more

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