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Myanmar garment exports surged 20% in 2015

Myanmar garment industry exports soared by around 20% last year, while footwear exports also surged as the Southeast Asia country gained new...

US apparel imports from China surge 23% in July

US apparel imports in July booked a double-digit increase on the month before as retailers stocked up for the back-to-school season – with t...

Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide...

How much do global garment workers really earn?

The legal minimum wage and purchasing power of average monthly pay in some of Bangladesh's factories falls below World Bank poverty lines, a...

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Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

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Nike digital direction pushes speed and innovation 28 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Nike is speeding up its move from traditional manufacturing to digital design as part of a strategy by the US sportswear giant to push apparel and footwear innovation and grow sales. 

Vietnam garment exports slow as orders stall 28 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow in the first eight months of the year but at a slower pace than the year before due to production delays and falling demand on global markets, new figures show. 

Sainsbury's clothing gains share but sales tumble 28 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Sainsbury's says its clothing business continued to gain market share in the second quarter, but sales fell as the UK supermarket retailer battled a competitive landscape and persistent deflation. 

Store refit programme boosts Moss Bros H1 profit 28 Sep 16

Beth Wright

Men's wear retailer Moss Bros Group has said its first-half was in line with expectations, thanks to strong retail sales as a result of its store refit programme, and positive growth in its hire business.

World trade growth downgraded to 7-year low 27 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

World trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016 driven by lower GDP and trade growth in developing economies such as China and Brazil but also in North America, new estimates show. 

Cold weather in December to drive US apparel sales 27 Sep 16

Beth Wright

US apparel retailers should receive a sales boost in the fourth quarter from cold winter weather, while the election risk will also be over, which could release some pent-up demand from consumers on bigger ticket items, analysts say.

Latest blogs

Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat 19 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.

Tackling transparency and traceability 5 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.

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