The World of Apparel Sourcing: 2010-2012
Demand boomed for many manufacturing countries. Rules about duty and quotas changed bewilderingly often. Countries’ relative competitiveness changed frequently. Retailers’ and brands’ demands changed, the very process of sourcing began to be outsourced and consumer requirements, in fashion, quality and ethical compliance were in constant flux.
Then came the recession. It devastated many businesses, but as its savagery diminishes, many brands, retailers and manufacturers are in better competitive shape than they were before the recession hit.
So are some manufacturing countries – but others are in worse relative shape, especially those close to the EU and US.
The World in 2012 reviews what has happened to the world apparel industry between 2007 and 2009.
It looks at the underlying changes in the consumer and commercial environments. It analyses the effect of these changes on the apparel exports of the leading 90 garment exporting countries, and it predicts those countries’ likely performances between 2010 and 2012.
Who should read The World in 2012
The World in 2012 is indispensable reading for:
- Clothing retailers
- Apparel Brands
- Clothing manufacturers throughout the world
- Fabric, yarn and trim suppliers to the apparel industry
- Commentators and academics
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Table of contents
i. The Retail Background in 2008
ii. Retailing in 2009
iii. The effect on garment supplying countries
iv. Garment supplying countries: economic influences
v. Mid-2009: net effect on garment suppliers
vi. Garment supplying countries: What’s not happening
vii. Garment supplying countries: What IS happening
viii. Garment supplying countries: key political issues
B. KEY INFLUENCES ON HOW THE CURRENT POSITION HAS COME ABOUT
i. How quotas were abolished and why China was different
ii. China’s post-quota history, buyers’ attitudes and effect on competitors
iii. Other competitive countries
iv. Price and market share
v. Price and labour costs
vi. Duty-free access.
vii. Fabric Availability
viii. Fast Fashion and Continuous Flow Merchandising
ix. Trade Rules
x. Compliance issues.
xi. Key structural changes in the world garment industry
C. SOURCING STRATEGIES
i. Buyers’ attitudes to regions
ii. Sourcing vs procurement
iii. Ethical sourcing
iv. The need for speed
v. Outsourcing sourcing
vi. Conclusions for where buyers want to buy
D. KEY SUPPLIER COUNTRY DATA
ii. Major garment prices
iii. Raw material availability
E.KEY FORECASTS: 2010-2012
i. Forecasting method
ii. Purchasing Assumptions: % change on previous yr
F.FORECASTS BY SUPPLYING COUNTRIES
i. Volumes 2008-2012 (mn pieces) for:
Total non-EU Europe neighbours
Total SS Africa
ii. Year on year total changes 2008-2012 (%)
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