Top stories this week on just-style...
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the winning US apparel import countries, an interview with John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, on why automation is core to competitiveness, and a roundup of the latest launches and developments at this year's ITMA exhibition.
US apparel import countries – the winners
US garment imports have not only reached record levels but, based on recent data, growth is accelerating. David Birnbaum has used this as an opportunity to take a snapshot of the global garment industry: the current position of exporting countries and more importantly the direction in which they are moving. This article, the first of three, looks at the success stories.
Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness
While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism.
Sustainable fibres, finishes, printing and processes at ITMA
Some of the most exciting developments on show at this month's ITMA international textile and garment machinery exhibition had a sustainability edge, from using fewer resources to reducing waste and speeding up processes. Here, we take a look at a few of the innovations launched.
US apparel import countries – the losers
US garment imports have not only reached record levels but, based on recent data, growth is accelerating. David Birnbaum has used this as an opportunity to take a snapshot of the global garment industry: the current position of exporting countries and more importantly the direction in which they are moving. This article, the third of three, looks at the losers.
An interactive databank with intelligence on the major apparel sourcing countries
In 2014, the outdoor industry is at a crossroads, challenged by changing demographics, sourcing issues, and competition from the active sportswear industry. This report examines the current status and...
VF Corp emphasises its Outdoor and Action Sports division to capitalise on the lucrative sportswear category, which has seen significant growth in the US apparel market over the past few years....
V.F. Corporation (VFC) designs, manufactures, distribute and market branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. The company offers Jeanswear, outdoor and action sports, image wear, sportswear...
US apparel giant VF Corp has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help build the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of the textile wet processing sector in Banglades...
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- Primark sourcing chief Gordon steps down
- Child refugees found in Turkey apparel factories
- Chinese manufacturer invests $20m in US facility
- Managing change in the move to new tech tools
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