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...
- China tightens on corporate social responsibility
- Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring
- Outdoor industry's future must be more inclusive
- Factoring: a lifeline for apparel suppliers?
- Responsible apparel sourcing requires teamwork
- Adidas "Reebok sale" would be admittance of defeat
- UPDATE: A&F appoints Horowitz to head Hollister
- New JC Penney CEO “credible but no solution”
- Bangladesh taps factory inspectors ahead of review
- Coats to open new zip factory in Bangladesh
- Ethiopia – the emerging textile and clothing industry
- Apparel Market in China to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts
- Wool in the 21st Century: new prospects for a familiar fibre
- Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2020
- Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in Vietnam