Blog: Leonie BarrieHere's a snapshot of 2010

Leonie Barrie | 11 February 2010

If 2009 was a year of struggle for the global clothing and textile industry, as manufacturers and retailers alike battled to cope with the depth and severity of the worldwide recession, then what lies ahead in 2010?

Sourcing winners and losers, trade agreements, customs reform, emerging retail trends and the outlook for retailers and consumers are just some of the topics discussed in the latest briefing from just-style.

Of course it’s not quite as clear-cut as that, but we’ve tapped into the latest thinking from industry experts who share their knowledge on moving the industry forward after a tough 2009.

To access the briefing in full, you need to be a full subscriber of just-style.com. But to whet your appetite, here’s an overview of some of the things to expect in 2010:

Apparel industry issues to watch in 2010


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