Eight injured in Cambodia clothing factory collapse

At least eight workers at a clothing factory in Cambodia's Takeo province have been injured after the floor collapsed yesterday (21 October).

ANALYSIS: Factoring - a lifeline for apparel suppliers?

The role played by factoring in the apparel supply chain came under the spotlight last week with reports suggesting that factoring companies have scaled back on coverage to vendors supplying department store retailer Sears Holdings. However, the t...

Stronger reform needed in Bangladesh apparel sector

Stronger attention is needed to reform Bangladesh's apparel industry if exports are to grow, a report has found.

Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring

Retailer Marks & Spencer is planning to extend a programme that allows it to survey workers in its clothing supplier factories on their mobile phones, following the success of a one-year trial of the scheme.

H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down

Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.

Latest Apparel Insights

Tesco's H1 profit plunge: What the analysts say

In an unsurprising announcement this morning (23 October), troubled UK retail behemoth Tesco posted a 92% decline in first-half profits, wei...

Westminster Media Forum seminar: Quote/unquote

Textile and apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers assembled in London on Tuesday (21 October) to discuss the prospects for Britain's f...

Asos FY profit drop: What the analysts say

Online apparel retailer Asos this morning (21 October) booked a mixed set of full-year results as sales soared but profits fell due to a com...

Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring

Retailer Marks & Spencer is planning to extend a programme that allows it to survey workers in its clothing supplier factories on their mobi...

Outdoor industry's future must be more inclusive

"The outdoors is not just for the hardcore outdoorsman," declared NPD's chief industry analyst for sports and leisure trends, Marshal Cohen,...

China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...


ANALYSIS: Factoring - a lifeline for apparel suppliers? 15 Oct 14

The role played by factoring in the apparel supply chain came under the spotlight last week with reports suggesting that factoring companies have scaled back on coverage to vendors supplying department store retailer Sears Holdings. However, the transaction offers a lifeline to many apparel makers, and is seeing a resurgence as a major source of capital for the industry.


Spotlight on...Glenn Murphy's tenure at Gap Inc 14 Oct 14

Gap CEO Glenn Murphy recently announced his decision to step down in February. He joined Gap as chief executive in 2007. Since then he has been on a mission to shake up the company's supply chain, introduce a wider and more fashionable product range, improve speed to market, and accelerate international expansion and omni-channel capabilities.

Thought Leaders


Sourcing in the years 2015/2020

Global sourcing has become a fixed feature of the textile and apparel sector. Using international sources can...

Lean Product Development For Fashion: Transforming Process To Build a Better Product

Fashion companies urgently need to reassess their produc...


Major Apparel News

Collapsed clothing factory had structural issues

Katie Smith | 23 Oct 14

An initial risk inspection on a Cambodia clothing factory which collapsed earlier this week injuring eight people, found it had structural issues.


More reform needed in Bangladesh apparel sector

Michelle Russell | 23 Oct 14

Stronger attention is needed to reform Bangladesh's apparel industry if exports are to grow, a report has found.


Debenhams FY profits tumble on discounting

Michelle Russell | 23 Oct 14

UK department store retailer Debenhams saw its profits tumble in last fiscal due to the impact of sales on last year's warm winter weather and heavy discounting during its crucial Christmas period.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:26pm 23 Oct 2014)

China and US MoU strengthens apparel trade ties

UK clothing sales fall in warm September

Reebok fined in Australia over EasyTone claims

Under Armour ups guidance as Q3 profit climbs

Skechers shares slide as costs hit Q3 profit

Palladin invests in Harrys of London

Carter's Q3 earnings and sales climb

Unifi to grow texturing capacity in CAFTA region

Latest Apparel Interviews

Diesel's co-founder works to beat the denim blues 3 Oct 14

Ivan Castano Freeman

Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel's co-founder, is working to promote a new stretch fabric he hopes will turn around the fortunes of the $50bn denim industry.


INTERVIEW: Crystal Group CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.


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.

Apparel Blog

China takes a tougher stance on CSR

Leonie Barrie | 20 Oct 14

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.


Former Men's Wearhouse CEO prepares new enterprise

Michelle Russell | 15 Oct 14

It seems former Men's Wearhouse CEO George Zimmer may be about to show his trump card following his fall-out with the apparel retailer, through the launch of a new company.


Tesco chairman successor list "drawn up"

Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 14

As UK retail giant Tesco continues to fight its way through the fallout from its recent accounting crisis, it seems a board member has begun compiling a list of candidates to succeed chairman Sir Richard Broadbent.

Hot Apparel Issues

Gap CEO Murphy makes way for Art Peck

Glen Murphy, the CEO of US retail giant Gap Inc, this week announced his intention to step down on 1 February after seven years in the role. He will be succeeded by the head of Gap's digital division, Art Peck.

Fast fashion: Key issues as time-to-market shrinks

As its name suggests, the lifeblood of the fast fashion industry is, largely, speed to market. In this month’s management briefing, just-style looks at changing global sourcing trends, the role of air freight in fast fashion, how supply chains based on speed can avoid errors, and the way technology is helping companies share information more efficiently.

World Retail Congress Paris 2014

The great and the good of the retail industry converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and new business models were all on the agenda, and the 'disruptive consumer' was a key talking point.

What's the impact of China's cotton import cuts?

China, the world's top cotton consumer, has announced a significant reduction to its 2015 cotton import quota to boost demand for domestically-produced fibre. But experts disagree on whether the policy could pose risks for textile and clothing manufacturers.

Apparel Market Research

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innova

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2nd Quarter 2014

This report provides information on the latest developments in: environmentally friendly sportswear; environmentally friendly workwear; fabrics for outerwear; fibrefill; fibres for sportswear; insulation products; sportswear; trend forecasts; and workwear... Read more

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Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2nd Quarter 2014

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Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Apparel (United States, October 2014)

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Clothing Stores in China

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Apparel Manufacturing in China

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