MYANMAR SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry in brief

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Laos, Thailand, China, Bangladesh, and India.

ANALYSIS: Clothing seen as central focus for new Tesco CEO

Clothing remains one of Tesco's more exportable offers and is likely to remain a central focus for the retail behemoth when incoming CEO Dave Lewis takes the reigns, an analyst has suggested.

Alliance members buying more products from Bangladesh

The group of North American brands and retailers working to improve safety in Bangladesh's garment factories appears to be sourcing more products from the country as efforts to upgrade the industry take hold. But progress is "far from over".

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 while welcoming foreign buyers at the 53rd India International Garment Fair, held in New Delhi this week.

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Alliance members buy more products from Bangladesh

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MYANMAR SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Laos, Thailand, China, Bangladesh...

VF Corp bullish for second-half growth

After booking a double-digit increase in second-quarter profit, driven by revenue growth at its outdoor and action sport apparel segment, it...

Clothing seen as central focus for new Tesco CEO

Clothing remains one of Tesco's more exportable offers and is likely to remain a central focus for the retail behemoth when incoming CEO Dav...

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 whil...

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Major Apparel News

Gap to expand into Slovenia and Austria

Michelle Russell | 22 Jul 14

Gap Inc has revealed plans to launch in Slovenia and Austria as the apparel giant continues with its ongoing global expansion plans.


Crystal Group improves worker communication

Leonie Barrie | 21 Jul 14

Garment maker Crystal Group has rolled out a new system to improve internal communication with its workers on areas ranging from company news to updates on sustainability and suggestions for factory improvement.


VF Corp books "solid" Q2 performance

Katie Smith | 21 Jul 14

VF Corp delivered what has been described as a "solid performance" during a "challenging" second-quarter, helped by double-digit revenue growth at four of its major brands.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:08pm 23 Jul 2014)

Accord still struggling to engage industry bodies

“Made in USA” company rapped for deceptive claims

Columbia Sportswear fined for mislabelled clothing

Dirtball sues Quiksilver in trademark case

Project to improve working in Bangladesh tanneries

TIMELINE: Charney ousting from American Apparel

China's Li Ning issues H1 profit warning

Creative director Sykes exits Nicole Farhi

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

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.


Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes

Leonie Barrie | 14 Jul 14

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.

Hot Apparel Issues

Bangladesh Alliance: one year on

The group of North American brands and retailers - including Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc and VF Corporation - working to improve safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment factories appears to be sourcing more products from the country as efforts to upgrade the industry take hold. But one year on, progress is "far from over", with the total cost likely to be in the region of $150m and take 12-18 another months to complete.

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

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2014: Apparel

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

Covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains, manufacturing, design, fashions, shoes, accessories, retailing, trade, distribution, technologies and smart fabrics. Includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected analysis of trends, globalization, technologies and finances. Also features profiles of the top 350 global apparel companies, public and private... Read more

Published: July 2014 - ($349.99)


Global Consumer Smart Wearable Technology Market 2014-2018

Published: July 2014 - ($2500.00)


Survey of the European Fabric Fairs: Spring/Summer 2015

Published: June 2014 - ($520.00)


Global Childrens and Infant Wear Market 2014-2018

Published: June 2014 - ($2500.00)


Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2020

Published: July 2014 - ($1390.00)


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