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Comment: TPP winners and losers

Now that it appears the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may actually come to pass, which apparel and textile producing countries are most li...

Tips for developing the right sourcing strategy

When it comes to developing or adapting an apparel brand or retailer's production strategy, there are six key factors to consider, according...

Argentina needs $600m to modernise manufacturing

Argentina's textile and apparel industry is facing a flat 2015 amid falling consumption, exports and profits – but the new boss of industry...

Why TPP implementation is far from a done deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) might have been agreed this week after more than five years of negotiations – but the pact's implementat...

Latest Interviews

Patagonia's CSR commitments re-shaping the sector 29 Sep 2015

Michelle Russell

Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.

The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.

Latest News

Vietnam seen biggest beneficiary of TPP trade pact 13 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

Vietnam's apparel and shoe manufacturers are expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, according to two new reports.

Primark commits to supply chain sustainability 13 Oct 15

Katie Smith

Value fashion retailer Primark has become the latest company to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), pledging to use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive improvements across its supply chain. 

Huntsman to invest US$5m in Mexico plant 13 Oct 15

Katie Smith

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects is to invest a further US$5m into its Atotonilquillo manufacturing facility in Mexico to meet growing demand for polyester activewear. 

Unions discuss strike action over Cambodia wage 12 Oct 15

Michelle Russell

Independent unions in Cambodia have expressed their dissatisfaction at the Government's new minimum wage for garment workers, and will meet today (12 October) to consider strike action.

US apparel imports from Haiti lifted by CBERA law 12 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

The impact of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) on the US economy continues to be negligible, according to the independent US International Trade Commission (USITC).

US cotton prices set for sharp decline 12 Oct 15

Katie Smith

Cotton prices will fall “sharply” in the US in 2015/16 due to weak global demand for yarn and lower prices for polyester, according to the latest forecasts.

Latest blogs

A vision for the future of fashion 9 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

Undergarments with built-in sensors that track vital statistics, such as pulse and body temperature; fashions that alter their form, extending and contracting in length as required; and clothing that adapts to changes in temperature. These are just a few of the ways the integration of technology could transform apparel in the coming decades.

Ralph Lauren’s gain a blow for Gap 6 Oct 15

Leonie Barrie

The unexpected appointment of Old Navy president Stefan Larsson to replace Ralph Lauren as CEO of his namesake business later this year saw Ralph Lauren’s share price jump 13.6%, while Gap Inc’s declined 5.7%.

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