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MYANMAR SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Laos, Thailand, China, Bangladesh...

VF Corp bullish for second-half growth

After booking a double-digit increase in second-quarter profit, driven by revenue growth at its outdoor and action sport apparel segment, it...

Clothing seen as central focus for new Tesco CEO

Clothing remains one of Tesco's more exportable offers and is likely to remain a central focus for the retail behemoth when incoming CEO Dav...

Mothercare pursues "aggressive" plan of recovery

Mothercare officially welcomed boss Mark Newton-Jones into the fold today (17 July) as the retail group revealed its UK performance is begin...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Peter Ruis, chief executive of Jigsaw 8 May 2014

Michelle Russell

The arrival of new chief executive Peter Ruis at UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has seen the group shift to a more fashion-led focus. Eight months into the role, he talks to just-style about the group's sourcing ambitions, its focus on innovation, and Jigsaw's international expansion plans.


SuperGroup realigns supply chain to support growth 15 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

UK clothing retailer SuperGroup has had a somewhat buoyant year to date, with strong bottom line growth in its last three quarters, and ambitious plans to extend its international presence. To support this growth, the company has been busy re-aligning its supply chain. COO Susanne Given talks to Michelle Russell about the challenges international expansion brings and the group's position in the competitive youth apparel marketplace.

Latest News

Gap to expand into Slovenia and Austria 22 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Gap Inc has revealed plans to launch in Slovenia and Austria as the apparel giant continues with its ongoing global expansion plans.


EU duty-free economic deal with West Africa 22 Jul 14

Richard Woodard

Sixteen West African states are to sign a trade deal with the European Union in a move that opens up full duty-free access for more countries.


Crocs shifts strategy as Q2 profit slumps 22 Jul 14

Richard Woodard

Footwear business Crocs has unveiled a strategic plan aimed at bringing long-term growth to the company after second quarter profits slumped by 34%.


Vinatex and Petrovietnam mull polyester fibres 22 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has met with the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam) to discuss cooperation in the production and supply of polyester fibres to the textile industry.


Innovation and versatility drives swimwear growth 22 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Swimwear sales in the US grew 6% in the last 12 months thanks to the launch of more innovative products offering health benefits and enhanced comfort, new figures reveal.


Cheynet to axe jobs at main production plant 22 Jul 14

Stuart Todd

Lingerie elastic producer, Groupe Cheynet, is poised to make significant jobs cuts at its main production plant in Saint-Just-Malmont, near St Etienne.

Latest blogs

Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes 14 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.


Compliance remains a concern in Cambodian garment sector 8 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Labor Advisory Committee (LAC), a government-led tripartite group, last week agreed the next minimum wage adjustment for garment workers, which will take effect on 1 January 2015.

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