• Africa continues to face challenges to reach full potential

    Africa continues to face challenges to reach full potential

    Speakers and exhibitors at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector – but concur that many challenges remain before it can reach its full potential.

  • Top trends in Canada’s apparel sourcing trade

    Top trends in Canada’s apparel sourcing trade

    Canada is the world's fifth-largest apparel market, and one of its fastest growing importers. Here Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, rounds up the country's key sourcin...

  • Call for Canada legislation to tackle supply chain slavery

    Call for Canada legislation to tackle supply chain slavery

    Canadian investors have placed their support behind the recommendation made in a Parliamentary report calling for legislation to ensure businesses disclose steps they are taking to address child labour and forced labour in global supply chains.

  • Four first steps to nearshoring apparel supply chains

    Four first steps to nearshoring apparel supply chains

    Apparel brands and retailers in Europe and the United States must take the lead on nearshoring, automation and sustainability, and establish a demand-focused apparel value chain if they are to meet customers' needs in the future, a new study sugge...

  • US to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, EU, and UK

    US to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, EU, and UK

    United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer has notified Congress that the Trump Administration intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.

Latest Apparel Insights

Stanley Szeto, executive chairman at Lever Style, and chairman of the Hong Kong Textile Council, participating in the panel discussion on Smart Apparel Manufacturing

Nimble new players build smart future for fashion

The convergence of disruptive new technologies, easy access to cheap capital, and changing consumer attitudes are shaking up an already-brok...

SoftWear Automation technology

4 first steps to nearshoring apparel supply chains

Apparel brands and retailers in Europe and the United States must take the lead on nearshoring, automation and sustainability, and establish...

Canada's apparel imports rose by 5.3% in 2017, compared with an increase of only 2.8% in the rest of the world

Top trends in Canada’s apparel sourcing trade

Canada is the world's fifth-largest apparel market, and one of its fastest growing importers. Here Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor in the D...

ASFW claims to be the largest annual textile and apparel exhibition in Africa

Africa faces challenges in reaching full potential

Speakers and exhibitors at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and appar...

In general, USMCA still adopts the so-called 'yarn-forward' rules of origin

New NAFTA 2.0 – The devil is in the detail

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – also dubbed NAFTA 2.0 – has finally been agreed, but what does it mean for apparel s...

'See now, buy now' is a disruptive business model that promises consumers they can have the garments they see on designer catwalk shows instantly

What 'see now, buy now' means for the supply chain

A phenomenon is exciting and confusing the fashion world in equal measures: ‘See now, buy now’ (SNBN). But is it a mould-breaking departure...


Combatting endemic challenges to overhaul factory safety 10 Oct 18

The Bangladesh experience represents a model for what factory safety reform might look like in other low-resource contexts. But now is a critical time to ensure there is no backsliding that could threaten the incredible progress made so far, writes Kathleen Almand, vice president of research, data and analytics at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Counteracting rising costs with digital colour measurement 9 Oct 18

The price of dyes and chemicals is rising – bringing with it worry and uncertainty for the textile industry. One solution is to move to digital colour measurement technology – which can help counteract the cost.

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Major Apparel News

Apparel production increasingly returning to Europ

Leonie Barrie | 16 Oct 18 As well as a faster delivery advantage, nearshoring also improves supplier sustainability

"Made in China" has been a label found sewn into many articles of clothing in the western world for many years – but that's about to change, new research suggests.


H&M hits back at claims it destroys unsold clothes

Hannah Abdulla | 15 Oct 18 H&M says it only destroys clothes that do not comply with chemical regulations

Swedish apparel retailer H&M insists it only burns stock that breaks its "chemical restrictions," after a group of German investigative reporters alleged it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing."


Sears files for bankruptcy, CEO steps down

Hannah Abdulla | 15 Oct 18 Sears has filed for bankruptcy

Edward Lampert has stepped down as CEO at Sears after the embattled US department store today (15 October) filed for bankruptcy and announced the closure of 142 stores.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:32pm 17 Oct 2018)

Call for Canada law to tackle supply chain slavery

US to negotiate trade deals with Japan, EU, and UK

Call for full enforcement of 'Made in US' labeling

Dutch investors want living wage in supply chains

Bangladesh Q1 garment exports rise 15% to US$8.2bn

Canada approves CPTPP implementing bill

Adidas recalls kids’ swimwear over safety risk

US fashion industry event to discuss trade outlook

Latest Apparel Interviews

C&A Foundation sets out vision for circular fashion – Interview 20 Sep 18

Beth WrightJoustra has served as head of circular transformation at C&A Foundation since September 2017

One year into his role as head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation, Douwe Jan Joustra is leading discussions on how to create the conditions for change in the entire fashion system. His main aim is to see retailers adopt new business models, transitioning into "service providers" where fashion will be offered as a service for customers, not consumers – an idea he will share at next month's IAF World Fashion Convention.


How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview 22 Aug 18

Leonie BarrieRoger Lee, CEO at TAL Group, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last year

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.


Volt Smart Yarns bridging the gap on wearables – Interview 9 Aug 18

John McCurryMatt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, parent of Volt Smart Yarns

Ahead of the launch of its new Volt Wearable Technology division, Matt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, talks to just-style about how the company’s Volt Smart Yarns has been gaining momentum in the smart fabrics industry – and some of the challenges still facing the sector in reaching its full potential.

Apparel Blog

Apparel sourcing rules under NAFTA 2.0

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

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – also dubbed NAFTA 2.0 – has finally been agreed, but what does it mean for apparel sourcing? Here we take a close look at the new apparel-specific rules of origin.


New customisable options for consumers

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 9 Oct 18

Italian sportswear firm CP Company is looking to tap into the growing demand for customisable apparel with a 'Bespoke' project that allows customers to select their preferred colour in its signature goggle lens hoodie.


Trade tremours continue to reverberate

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

Following more than a year of talks, the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached agreement on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new deal has been largely welcomed by apparel industry executives in the three countries.

Hot Apparel Issues

New NAFTA 2.0 and the apparel supply chain

New NAFTA 2.0 and the apparel supply chain

Following more than a year of talks, the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached agreement on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Fashion must act now to secure a sustainable future

Fashion must act now to secure a sustainable future

The global fashion industry is on a trajectory set to stretch planetary resources beyond breaking point unless it finds better ways of producing, using and disposing apparel, according to the stark message at the recent Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) 2018

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar's garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest shadows on the horizon.

Hong Kong – The new hub for sustainable innovation

Hong Kong – The new hub for sustainable innovation

A number of new projects being unveiled in Hong Kong in September – revealed exclusively on just-style – include the first mill being set up in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.

Apparel Market Research

Apparel categories bundle: Global market reviews of Denim an

Apparel categories bundle: Global market reviews of Denim and Jeanswear, Lingerie, Corporatewear and Athleisurewear.

This bundle of four reports provides an in-depth look into four key apparel categories; Denim and Jeanswear, Lingerie, Corporatewear and Athleisurewear... Read more

Published: September 2018 - ($5560.00)


Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2023

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Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, August 2018

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Global technical textiles business update, August 2018

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Editorial: The digital revolution and the growth in online apparel retailing

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