just-style's research roundup
Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at smart fabrics and interactive textiles, a risk analysis of the apparel supply chain, and reports on the underwear sectors in the Ukraine and Saudi Arabia.
Smart textiles and technology
Smart fabrics and interactive textiles
This report analyses the worldwide markets for smart fabrics and interactive textiles. It provides separate comprehensive analytics for the United States, and the rest of the world. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 139 companies including many key and niche players.
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2012
This report analyses some of the latest apparel industry developments and innovations, including design tools, dyeing technology, e-commerce technology, environmentally friendly fibres, other fibres and yarns for apparel, and three-dimensional (3D) body scanning technology.
Risk analysis of the apparel supply chain in 2012
In this first-edition report, just-style has created six supply chain cost models to illustrate the differences between the supply price from different countries and the effect of changes to those cost elements. These cost models allow you to see what effects certain scenarios have on a typical supply chain.
Apparel, accessories and luxury goods retailing in France: Databook to 2016
This report is the result of extensive market research covering the apparel, accessories and luxury goods retail market in France. It provides detailed historic and forecast sales value, segmented at market and category level. It provides a top-level overview and detailed category insight into the operating environment, making it an essential tool for existing companies in the industry and for new players considering entering the market.
Marks & Spencer in the UK: local profile
An insightful analysis of Marks & Spencer UK providing details of its store formats, private labels, history, news, awards, key employee biographies, and key financial and operational metrics. The report provides market share data of Marks & Spencer and its key competitors in the UK. Additionally, it presents investment strategies of the company's key competitors - information that is essential to gain an understanding of the market.
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in apparel (world)
Having consistently outgrown the global apparel market over recent years, H&M looked set to chart a course to international success alongside main competitor Inditex. However, since 2011, the company's growth has slowed and its profits fallen amid rising costs and competitively-priced rivals. This profile assesses the outlook for H&M as the company attempts to re-discover growth while becoming a truly global player.
Underwear, nightwear and swimwear
Underwear, nightwear and swimwear in Saudi Arabia
This report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, covering 2007-2011, and analysis by distribution format allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, leading brands, and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market.
Underwear, nightwear and swimwear in Ukraine
Get a detailed picture of the underwear, nightwear and swimwear market in the Ukraine from this report. Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change. Understand the competitive environment, the market's major players and leading brands. Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.
From toxic T-shirts to virtual fitting rooms, defamatory garments and compostable shoes, the clothing and textiles industry in 2012 was anything but dull....
Textile-making countries came up against a range of labour, economic and environmental issues in 2012, including the worsening Eurozone crisis which dampened demand in key export markets. While some s...
Weak consumer spending, difficulties in securing credit, competition from China and the Far East resulted in factory closures and subsequent layoffs in 2012. But ramping up labour and sustainability s...
Faced with continuing challenging trading conditions in 2012, retailers responded with a number of different strategies to try to grow their businesses. International expansion, new and larger format ...
Levi Strauss, the world's largest jeans manufacturer, has pledged to phase out hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020, following pressure from environmental group Greenpeace....
The most read stories on just-style this week include Delta Galil USA acquiring the LittleMissMatched brand, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers facing continuing challenges, and Ethiopia's ongoing effor...
- Why should brands care about China cotton?
- New Gap CEO set to tackle “aesthetic issue”
- Falling euro adds to Bangladesh production woes
- Low labour cost countries linked to highest risks
- China cotton: implications and opportunities
- M&S Asia head quits as China stores to close
- Abercrombie & Fitch reports “dismal” FY
- Gap names new design head amid mixed Q4
- Pay rise mulled for Sri Lanka garment workers
- US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers
- Myanmar's Garment Sector - Opportunities & Challenges in 2015
- Apparel Retail: Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide
- Outdoor performance apparel: peaks, valleys, and green fields
- Management briefing: Outlook 2015: Apparel industry issues in the year ahead
- Global market review of swimwear - forecasts to 2019