• Bogart Lingerie to open training centre in Myanmar

    Bogart Lingerie to open training centre in Myanmar

    Bogart Lingerie, one of the world's largest intimate apparel exporters, is taking the next step in its commitment to manufacturing in Myanmar with the opening of a new training centre in the country at the end of this month.

  • Sign up to try new re:source apparel sourcing tool for free

    Sign up to try new re:source apparel sourcing tool for free

    The old saying "Good things come to those who wait" is certainly true for re:source, the new suite of data-driven sourcing tools being developed by the team here at just-style.

  • Bangladesh sets up new wage board for RMG sector

    Bangladesh sets up new wage board for RMG sector

    The Bangladesh Government has formed a new wage board that will recommend a minimum salary for workers in the country's garment industry following recent labour unrest and calls for the implementation of a more transparent and regular wage review ...

  • Myanmar facing hurdles in garment industry growth

    Myanmar facing hurdles in garment industry growth

    A few years ago, optimistic observers believed that by 2020 the Myanmar garment industry would employ 1.5m people and generate US$10-12bn in exports. With this date now looming, such performance seems out of the question. Even attaining these figu...

  • Armani, Primark and Walmart urged to disclose factory lists

    Armani, Primark and Walmart urged to disclose factory lists

    Armani, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Walmart have come under fire from a trio of human rights groups who are urging major garment brands and retailers to publicly disclose the factories that produce their clothes.

Latest Apparel Insights

Myanmar's garment exports tripled from US$0.9bn in 2012 to US$2.7bn in 2017

Myanmar facing hurdles in garment industry growth

A few years ago, optimistic observers believed that by 2020 the Myanmar garment industry would employ 1.5m people and generate US$10-12bn in...

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a hot topic in the retail supply chain

Technologies transforming the supply chain

Adopting new technologies has become critical in organisations across all industries to help improve process efficiency, effectiveness, and...

'The new value-for-money e-commerce industry is now in the process of burying the old brick & mortar retailers'

The e-commerce revolution yet to come – Comment

It is only a matter of time before the internet will undercut almost every traditional supplier of consumer services and products, writes Da...

'Uncertain' and 'challenging' are among the most common words used to describe the state of the industry this year

Outlook 2018 – What else is the industry watching?

For the final part of our Outlook 2018 report we asked industry executives what keeps them awake at night – and other issues the apparel sec...

Speed and agility will be increasingly important in the year ahead – and beyond

Outlook 2018 – Strategies for sourcing success

What should apparel firms be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future? Diversified supply chains, data, digitalisation a...

Shipments to the US are down month-on-month but up on November last year

Early stockpiling sees US imports fall in November

With retailers having stocked up early in anticipation of a busy holiday season, a month-on-month decline in US apparel import volumes in No...


Outlook 2018 – What next for apparel sourcing? 5 Jan 18

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2018, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? The days of "chasing the cheapest needle" are over, executives say, and instead the need for speed is changing the way products are sourced and manufactured. A balanced and diversified sourcing portfolio remains key to enabling retailers to react faster to trends, commit less up-front and navigate political uncertainty. But China’s dominant role seems set to stay.


Outlook 2018 – Apparel industry challenges and opportunities 4 Jan 18

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its supply chain, according to first feedback from a panel of executives consulted by just-style. This includes more orders in smaller quantities and shorter lead times, the pressures of e-commerce and fast fashion, digitalisation of the value chain, slow sales and rising costs. But facing up to these challenges also presents opportunities for retailers, brands and their suppliers to rethink their business models and find new ways to become relevant.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Bangladesh sets up new wage board for RMG sector

Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 18 Bangladesh workers could be set for a minimum salary increase following the appointment of a new wage board

The Bangladesh Government has formed a new wage board that will recommend a minimum salary for workers in the country's garment industry following recent labour unrest and calls for the implementation of a more transparent and regular wage review mechanism.


Bogart Lingerie to open training centre in Myanmar

Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 18 The Bogart Lingerie Myanmar Training Centre (BTC) will be based in the firm's recently opened third manufacturing plant in Yangon

Bogart Lingerie, one of the world's largest intimate apparel exporters, is taking the next step in its commitment to manufacturing in Myanmar with the opening of a new training centre in the country at the end of this month.


New guidelines to stop Cambodia factory faintings

Beth Wright | 12 Jan 18

Cambodia's labour ministry has outlined new guidelines to prevent factory workers in the country's apparel and footwear industries from fainting at work.

Recent News - (Updated: 8:38am 16 Jan 2018)

Indian garment mills found "keeping women captive"

Canada takes US to task over "unfair" trade

Clothing helps surge in US holiday retail sales

Norway pledges ban on fur farming

Walmart to cut around 1,000 corporate jobs?

Amazon patents mirror to try on virtual clothes

Wal-Mart to shutter 63 Sam's Club stores

US retailers welcome online sales tax review

Latest Apparel Interviews

Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 17

Wang FangqingJohn Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, at the company's 2017 Integral Conversation

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.


Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview 31 Oct 17

Michelle RussellKatharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primark chooses not to openly set targets for its sustainability and ethical commitments, but instead "just get on and do it," as Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style. Yet in recent years the retailer has started to open up about its work to engage more closely with its supply chain: in particular, turning its focus to ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably.


Busana expands to build business with leading brands – Interview 17 Aug 17

Leonie BarrieMr Maniwanen Marimutu, chairman of Busana Apparel Group

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.

Apparel Blog

How can apparel firms stay competitive into the future?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 18

Continuing with the publication of our Outlook 2018 reports last week, we looked at what apparel firms should be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future.


First look at 2018

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 8 Jan 18

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its supply chain


What caused the biggest stir on just-style in 2017?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 2 Jan 18

Welcome back, and Happy New Year to you all.

Hot Apparel Issues

Outlook 2018 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Outlook 2018 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its supply chain, according to feedback from executives consulted by just-style

Top 20 of 2017

Top 20 of 2017

A look at the top news, analysis, comment, and interviews published on just-style in 2017.

State of Sourcing 2018 – just-style survey results

State of Sourcing 2018 – just-style survey results

The global apparel supply chain will continue to be buffeted by rising costs and pressure for faster deliveries, smaller quantities and more styles in 2018, according to just-style's annual State of Sourcing survey.

A first look for what's ahead in 2018

A first look for what's ahead in 2018

The global fashion industry is on track for continued growth in 2018. We take a look at some of the trends shaping the industry and what's in store for next year.

Apparel Market Research

Global market review of athleisurewear: a fad or here to sta

Global market review of athleisurewear: a fad or here to stay?

The global athleisurewear market is seen by many to be at a tipping point. Is it here to stay or will it just end up as yet another fashion fad? This report is a significant departure from just-style’s normal approach to clothing market sectors. The fundamental premise of this report is that athleisurewear is worn for the purpose of the experience, not as a product only. Consequently, although there are market estimates using typical just-style methods, they are based on what the garment is to be worn for, rather than what the garment actually is... Read more

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The 2016 Global Trade and Investment Outlook

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Global Running Gear Market 2017-2021

Published: October 2017 - ($4212.25)


Global IoT-Enabled Industrial Wearables Market 2017-2021

Published: October 2017 - ($4212.25)


Global Robotics Market in the Textile Industry 2017-2021

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