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.

Apparel

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.

Company profiles

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.