• US government shutdown threatens to delay VF Corp spin-off

    US government shutdown threatens to delay VF Corp spin-off

    The ongoing US government shutdown is threatening to delay VF Corp's planned spin-off of its jeans division, CFO Scott Roe told an audience of investors in the wake of the company's Q3 results.

  • Li & Fung speeds digital strategy with new hire

    Li & Fung speeds digital strategy with new hire

    Li & Fung has taken another step to building "the supply chain of the future" after hiring Darren Palfrey to the new role of chief digital officer (CDO).

  • US-China trade spat shifts sourcing to risky markets

    US-China trade spat shifts sourcing to risky markets

    The ongoing US-China Trade War has shifted global sourcing away from China to other less mature markets where ethical and quality control compliance issues in manufacturing are more prevalent, according to an analysis of data collected during hund...

  • Foot Locker invests $2m in footwear design academy

    Foot Locker invests $2m in footwear design academy

    Foot Locker Inc has made a $2m strategic investment in a leading footwear design academy, which will give the specialty athletic retailer and its vendor partners new access to collaborative design and manufacturing talent.

  • Tommy Hilfiger develops 100% recycled cotton jeans

    Tommy Hilfiger develops 100% recycled cotton jeans

    Tommy Hilfiger is to introduce 100% recycled cotton denim styles in its spring Tommy Jeans collection, thanks to support from parent company PVH's Denim Center in Amsterdam – its first hub in Europe dedicated to setting new standards for producing...

Latest Apparel Insights

Levi Strauss rewards garment suppliers for stronger labour, environment, health and safety performance

Apparel giants join quest for net positive supply

The move towards "net positive" supply chains is gaining momentum – with Nike, Levi Strauss and Walmart among those companies taking concret...

2019 is likely to be another challenging year for the apparel industry

Outlook 2019 – What else can the industry expect?

We asked industry executives what keeps them awake at night – and other issues the apparel sector should be keeping a close eye on in the ye...

There are problems at every stage of the fast-fashion supply chain according to a US university

Three ways to fix the fast-fashion supply chain

With a focus on selling large quantities of clothing at cheap prices, the fast fashion business model hides human and environmental health r...

Speed, innovation and new digital technologies should all be on the radar for apparel executives

Outlook 2019 – Top apparel supply chain tactics

What should apparel firms be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future? And what will separate the winners from the loser...

A re-think of sourcing strategies is at the top of the list of recommendations to help apparel firms stay ahead in 2019

Outlook 2019 – Sourcing trends and strategies

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2019, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? As new...

Retailers and brands need to rethink their business models and how they operate to stay responsive to the pace of change

Outlook 2019 – Industry challenges & opportunities

It won’t come as any surprise that uncertainty, complexity and volatility in the global economy, US-China trade and Brexit, along with rapid...


From Field to Shelf – The trade data casualties of Trump’s border wall 11 Jan 19

Apparel and textile industry executives are among those being deprived of key trade and economic data amid the ongoing US government shutdown. And as Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, explains, this comes at a time when trade tensions between the US and China mean that having access to the most up-to-date statistics is more important than ever.


Calculating the cost benefits of supplier value added services 9 Jan 19

As brand and own-label customers continuously try to lower their costs – often pushing them back up the supply chain to the supplier – industry consultant Malcolm Newbery offers advice on how manufacturers can fight back by adding value, and how to quantify the cost and benefits of each additional service.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Climate change a core priority for fashion CEOs

Beth Wright | 23 Jan 19 The second edition of the CEO Agenda presents eight sustainability priorities that every fashion CEO needs to address – because sustainability is no longer just a trend, it’s a business imperative, says GFA

Li & Fung, PVH Corp, Nike, and Kering are amongst a group of industry heavyweights backing new guidance to help fashion CEOs decide where to focus their sustainability efforts in 2019, with climate change highlighted as a core priority. 


Alvanon launches 3D fit database with 6000 avatars

Beth Wright | 23 Jan 19 The Alvanon Body Platform (ABP) is a cloud database of over 6,000 virtual bodies which will be easily accessible by
brands and their vendors for a seamless transition into the digital supply chain

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new cloud database offering 3D fit standards for the global apparel industry, in a move that will enable apparel design and development teams to access to the firm's 6,000 avatars for the first time.


Foot Locker invests $2m in footwear design academy

Leonie Barrie | 22 Jan 19 Foot Locker's investment is aimed at driving design innovation and excellence in the industry

Foot Locker Inc has made a $2m strategic investment in a leading footwear design academy, which will give the specialty athletic retailer and its vendor partners new access to collaborative design and manufacturing talent.

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Kering tops sustainability list for second time

EU steps closer to pulling Cambodian trade benefit

Gymboree Group files for bankruptcy again

ITG renamed Elevate Textiles after A&E integration

Joules books H1 double-digit profit hike

IFC Vietnam programme helps factories to clean up

Ornot collaborates on new knit Polartec NeoShell

Visual Next PLM enhancement boosts speed to market

Latest Apparel Interviews

How TexOps is restructuring to hedge Central America 'renaissance' 21 Jan 19

Ivan Castano FreemanDavid Ha was one of the speakers at this year's Apparel Summit of the Americas, organised the Americas Apparel Producers' Network (AAPN)

"The supply chain is getting whipsawed," is how David Ha, owner of Salvadoran sportswear maquila TexOps, describes the state of the current global sourcing market in this exclusive interview with just-style.


Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 18

Leonie BarrieRaffaele Duby says Decathlon wants to lead the move into environmental labelling...'but also to make everybody move'

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.


Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 18

Leonie BarriePamela Mar spoke with just-style on the sidelines of the Fashion Summit HK, where she was one of the speakers

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.

Apparel Blog

Brexit deal rejection worries apparel industry

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 21 Jan 19

Last week's rejection of Theresa May's proposed UK-EU Brexit deal by MPs saw chatter spike among industry execs who say a No-Deal Brexit could be problematic for the sector given its heavy reliance on overseas talent


US trade updates out of date

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 19

Apparel and textile industry executives are among those being deprived of key trade and economic data amid the ongoing US government shutdown – at a time when trade tensions between the US and China mean that having access to the most up-to-date statistics is more important than ever.


2019 off to a positive start

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 19

Getting 2019 off to a positive start, it seems US apparel retailers saw some holiday cheer, with strong sales momentum that started during the back-to-school season carrying on to Christmas.

Hot Apparel Issues

Outlook 2019 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Outlook 2019 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

The global apparel industry and its supply chain are facing unchartered territory in 2019, according to feedback from executives consulted by just-style

The year on just-style – Highlights of 2018

The year on just-style – Highlights of 2018

Of the thousands of stories published on just-style during the last year, we've filtered out the top news, comment, analysis and interviews of 2018. The US-China trade war, digitalisation, worker safety and sustainability were just some of the issues covered.

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

The UK environmental audit committee launched an inquiry into the environmental impacts of the garment industry, as well as social issues such as workers' rights and fair pay.

Magnifying sustainability impact through collaboration

Magnifying sustainability impact through collaboration

This year's Fair Wear Foundation Annual Summit discussed ways brands and organisations can collaborate, build bridges and magnify their sustainability impact, both on an individual level and as a community.

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Apparel Market Research

World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufactu

World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufacture, December 2018

This report looks at general trends in the international fabric machinery market and provides detailed analyses of various fabric machinery subsectors... Read more

Published: January 2019 - ($750.00)


World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufacture, December 2018

Published: January 2019 - ($750.00)


World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufacture, December 2018

Published: January 2019 - ($750.00)



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