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Why Inditex is "clear winner" in fast fashion

Spanish retail giant Inditex, owner of the Zara brand, is the clear winner in the fast fashion space, analysts believe, with the competitive...

Sir Philip Green blamed for the collapse of BHS

"What kind of man is it who can count his fortune in billions but does not know what decent behaviour is?" The words of Rt Hon Frank Field M...

Will Brexit trigger rise in UK manufacturing?

Brexit and its likely implications for UK manufacturing were a key talking point at this year's Fashion SVP event, held just days after the...

How Central America garment sourcing measures up

The Central American garment industries in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras must continue investing in growth and ensure factories are sa...

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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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Gildan Activewear Q2 profit slips on falling sales 27 Jul 16

Leonie Barrie

Falling sales in its printwear and branded apparel businesses contributed to a 4.7% drop in second-quarter profit for Gildan Activewear, with the company also lowering the upper end of its earnings guidance for the year.

Menswear to drive UK value clothing market growth 27 Jul 16

Beth Wright

Menswear is set to spearhead the GBP3.2bn (US$4.2bn) growth in the UK value clothing market over the next five years, analysts say.

Puma apparel sales push Q2 into profit  27 Jul 16

Michelle Russell

German sportswear brand Puma has moved to a profit in its second-quarter on the back of double-digit sales growth driven by strong apparel revenues. 

Aeropostale sues creditor for significant bad acts 27 Jul 16

Michelle Russell

Aéropostale has filed litigation against private equity firm Sycamore Partners and its affiliates, saying it continues to believe they engaged in "significant bad acts" that forced the teen apparel retailer into bankruptcy. 

US Q2 in brief - Carter's, Wolverine Worldwide 27 Jul 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Skechers missed analyst estimates as it revealed earnings hit by one-off charges, while Under Armour grew its top line thanks to strong sales in its domestic and international businesses.

Vietnam mulls wage freeze to boost competitiveness 26 Jul 16

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile and apparel industry says it expects to miss its export target in 2016 due to slowing consumer demand and increased competition – and has proposed a freeze on wages to address the issues. 

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Long-term look at Vietnam sourcing post-TPP 18 Jul 16

Leonie Barrie

Now that both the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and official trade statistics for 2015 have been released, we take another look at the likely impact of TPP's tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam.

Dhaka attack deals new blow to Bangladesh 11 Jul 16

Leonie Barrie

Two terrorist attacks in Bangladesh over the past week have left the country's key garment industry in turmoil, with buyers rethinking travel plans and potential economic fallout for a sector reliant on foreign investment. Observers say the sector must now join with the government in taking a lead on security and economic issues if it is to continue to thrive and attract customers.

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