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China leads US apparel sources with falling prices

For all the claims that US apparel buyers are seeking alternative sources to China amid concerns it is losing its competitiveness, new data...

Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports o...

Trade Tracker – Trump's first weeks, Brexit agenda

New twists and turns are taking place on the trade front almost daily, largely driven by the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the EU and the Trump...

US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order b...

Latest Interviews

Bagir CEO says suit-maker is back on track 28 Nov 2016

Leonie Barrie

Exactly 12 months into his role as chief executive of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, and Eran Itzhak is in a buoyant mood. The business is debt-free for the first time in nearly a decade, has refocused its manufacturing base on Ethiopia, Egypt and Vietnam, and is fighting back with new products and a return to innovation.


How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

Latest News

Adidas and Burberry recognised for sustainability 20 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.


Bureau Veritas to launch smart wear testing 20 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

Inspection and certification firm Bureau Veritas is to launch a new suite of Smart Wear testing solutions alongside its engineering and test centre 7Layers.


UK apparel and textile exports up 7% in 2016 20 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

The potential implications of Brexit on the UK fashion and textiles sector so far appear unfounded, with exports last year rising 7% thanks to innovation and interest in the country's heritage manufacturing, new figures show.


Directa Plus secures graphene innovation grant 20 Feb 17

Beth Wright

Graphene-based product supplier Directa Plus has secured a European Regional Development Fund grant to fund 40% of a EUR1m (US$1.06m) research project exploring technological innovation in smart fabrics.


Hotel Particulier selects PLM for speed to market 20 Feb 17

Beth Wright

French fur company Hotel Particulier, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help improve quality and boost time to market.


Bangladesh clean textile pact prepares phase two 17 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh Water PaCT (Partnership for Cleaner Textile) initiative is preparing to launch the second phase of the programme, expanding its focus to the whole value chain, as it revealed its achievements to date.

Latest blogs

US border tax a contentious issue 20 Feb 17

Leonie Barrie

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector is bracing itself for even greater cost increases to come.


Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape 13 Feb 17

Leonie Barrie

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain.

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