• Tackling sexual harassment in the garment industry

    Tackling sexual harassment in the garment industry

    Recent high-profile cases involving Hollywood, the media and political figures have exposed a global crisis of workplace sexual harassment. And garment workers are among the most vulnerable, says Aruna Kashyap, a lawyer who works for Human Rights ...

  • 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.

  • Unravelling the Indian garment export anomaly

    Unravelling the Indian garment export anomaly

    How is it possible that an industry that, for all practical purposes, is dominated by a single season can become one of the world's largest garment exporters? David Birnbaum takes a closer look at the Indian garment anomaly.

  • VF sets new sustainability and responsibility goals

    VF sets new sustainability and responsibility goals

    Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has launched a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy setting out updated goals and targets across its business and global supply chain.

  • Garment brands warn Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

    Garment brands warn Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

    Leading European and US apparel brands and trade associations have called on the Myanmar Government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of the conflict-torn Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence.

Latest Apparel Insights

'Speed is a new currency and it's all about making relevant decisions much faster,' says Paul Fowler, chief information officer at Li & Fung

Why speed is a new currency for Li & Fung

Changing mindsets and challenging the status quo are key to building fast and smart supply chains, according to Paul Fowler, chief informati...

'Governments and employers need to take a hard look at whether laws, policies, and practices to prevent, identify, and remedy sexual harassment are working'

Tackling sexual harassment in the garment industry

Recent high-profile cases involving Hollywood, the media and political figures have exposed a global crisis of workplace sexual harassment....

India focuses on lightweight cotton garment exports suitable for spring/summer

Unravelling the Indian garment export anomaly

How is it possible that an industry that, for all practical purposes, is dominated by a single season can become one of the world's largest...

Cotton is one of the most prolifically produced natural fibres

Why cotton is key to sustainability

Attitudes to, and awareness of, ethical trading are evolving fast – with 53% of the UK population choosing to avoid buying products or servi...

Bangladesh saw its exports to the US rise 5.5% year-on-year

US apparel imports edge up ahead of holiday season

The volume of US apparel imports saw an increase in October on the prior year as retailers geared up for the holiday shopping season. Bangla...

CollaGin contains “age-defying botanicals” and drinkable pure collagen

What CollaGin taught me about the fashion industry

A recent change of direction has seen Mike Flanagan swap some of his clothing consultancy time to run a local deli. But the move has also op...


What is driving transparency in the retail supply chain? 5 Dec 17

Supply chain transparency is an urgent issue facing retail organisations today – it’s often deep down in the supply chain where the most significant brand, reputation and financial risks live. 


Ten trends set to shape apparel industry in 2018 5 Dec 17

The global fashion industry is on track for continued growth in 2018, according to a new study, with emerging markets set to overtake the west, leading to stronger polarisation between winners and losers. A new report offers the ten trends set to shape the industry during the course of the year.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Garment brands warn Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

Michelle Russell | 11 Dec 17 More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the Myanmar border to Bangladesh

Leading European and US apparel brands and trade associations have called on the Myanmar Government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of the conflict-torn Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence.


VF sets new sustainability & responsibility goals

Leonie Barrie | 11 Dec 17 VF's garment manufacturing facility in Acanceh, Yucatan, Mexico makes more than 30m pairs of jeans each year

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has launched a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy setting out updated goals and targets across its business and global supply chain.


Cambodian garment makers urge buyers for support

Leonie Barrie | 1 Dec 17 Cambodian workers depend on the garment sector

Cambodian garment makers have today (1 December) urged international buyers to continue sourcing from the country amid fears the European Union (EU) may withdraw preferential trade terms in protest at a government crackdown on the main opposition party.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:38pm 12 Dec 2017)

New Cotton Portal to enhance trading transparency

Vietnam makes its mark on world textile exports

WTO faces "serious challenges", losing trade focus

EU modernises trade defence regulations

US apparel industry calls for shipping charge rule

AAFA to honour PVH CEO Chirico and Camuto Group

Vietnam cutting business costs to boost economy

Joules optimistic on "good" H1 sales growth

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

just-style market research sale

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 11 Dec 17

Are you planning for the year ahead and beyond? Well this week we’re offering great deals on some of our market research...


Gearing up for the holiday shopping season

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 11 Dec 17

The volume of US apparel imports saw an increase in October on the prior year as retailers geared up for the holiday shopping season. Bangladesh booked the second highest growth behind India, reversing four consecutive months of declines.


Innovations to boost sustainability

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 5 Dec 17

Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, is pushing ahead with the pursuit of sustainable and holistic quality.

Hot Apparel Issues

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 set to shape the industry over the course of the year.

ABSCI considers Brexit impact on UK textile industry

ABSCI considers Brexit impact on UK textile industry

The scale of the challenge presented by Brexit to the UK’s fashion and textiles industry was laid bare at this year's ASBCI’s conference.

Textile Exchange 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference

Textile Exchange 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference

Textile Exchange says the outcome of this year's conference will identify action items to develop a roadmap to 2030 for the industry.

How the global apparel sourcing landscape is changing

How the global apparel sourcing landscape is changing

"Speed-to-market," "product differentiation" and "inventory control" are some of the most popular buzzwords. Vietnam continues to lure US firms. Competition is intensifying between western hemisphere supply chains and factories in Asia. But there are still no sourcing alternatives to China

Apparel Market Research

REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central Americ

REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack

This bundle of three reports provides consistent strategic analysis of 13 apparel manufacturing countries. Measuring their potential as sourcing destinations, the reports allow the user to easily compare all countries on a level set of criteria. Compiled using primary research from panels of industry executives, the information is relevant and specific to the task of deciding where to base your garment making operations beyond the "usual suspects"... Read more

Published: October 2016 - ($950.00)


Competitive Strategies in Apparel and Footwear

Published: October 2017 - ($1060.00)


Wearable technology: The future market potential for smart garments and e-textiles

Published: October 2015 - ($695.00)


Footwear Markets in the Top 5 Asian Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($1075.65)


Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing Global Industry Almanac 2017

Published: September 2017 - ($2545.75)


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