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Delegates were advised to: 'Hope for the best, but as companies you should be planning for the worst' 

Mid-term shift unlikely to end US-China trade war

The coming change of control of the US House of Representatives from the ruling Republicans to the opposition Democrats will probably do lit...

Used in the right way, the application of analytics can drive a 10-15% saving in operations and supply chain

4 steps to build advanced analytics into apparel

The apparel industry is the laggard in embracing advanced analytics, often favouring merchant and designer-driven 'gut feel' over insight-dr...

Made-in-America garments have less than a 0.3% global export market share

The failure of the US garment industry – Part II

In the second article in a three-part series examining the failure of the US garment industry, David Birnbaum shows how US government policy...

Consumers now expect a seamless experience across multiple channels such as stores, online, mobile and catalogues

Multi-channel pricing, sourcing and stock control

No one can deny that the fashion industry now is operating in a multi-channel world. But when it comes to managing this approach, it seems t...

Marks & Spencer has set in motion a transformation programme it hopes will return it to growth

Can "restoring the basics" put M&S back on track?

Sales have dived yet again at UK retailer M&S, which earlier this year acknowledged the need for drastic change to reposition it for growth....

Bangladesh booked the highest growth of the top ten countries for the month of September

Bangladesh leads latest US apparel import growth

The volume of US apparel imports saw a downturn month-on-month in September as the back-to-school season came to an end. Imports into the co...

re:source monthly trade programme roundup – October 2018 5 Nov 18

The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers developments in October 2018. Trade agreements, rules of origin, tariffs and schedules are all covered in depth in the re:source by just-style strategic planning tool.

Vertical fashion firms are setting the pace on go-to-market 2 Nov 18

Fashion firms are continuing to wrestle with the challenges of taking decisions quickly and meeting deadlines – and admit they are struggling to speed their go-to-market processes to keep up with fast-moving consumer buying behaviour.

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Honduras raises $1bn investments under 2020 plan

Ivan Castano Freeman | 12 Nov 18 The Honduras 2020 plan aims to triple apparel exports to $7.4bn and generate 200,000 new textiles jobs by 2020

Honduras has raised over $1bn or about one-third of the $3bn needed to transform its textiles industry as part of the Honduras 2020 development plan, a top executive has told just-style, admitting the initiative is facing heavy delays. 

Gildan reinstates Haiti and Honduras workers

Hannah Abdulla | 12 Nov 18 Gildan says the Haiti dismissal occurred when there was widespread national unrest in the country, which caused the facility in question to be closed for two days

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has hit back at allegations that it "continues to violate workers' rights in Haiti and Honduras," telling just-style it is committed to upholding the right to form unions and bargain collectively.

Malaysian clothing sector benefits from rising FDI

Poorna Rodrigo | 9 Nov 18 Investments worth $102m were approved across 12 projects for Malaysia's garment and textile sector last year

Foreign direct investments (FDI) into Malaysia's garment and textile sector are set to rise further this year on the back of a strong performance in 2017, an official from the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has told just-style.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Why circular fashion is "the answer for everything" at Esprit 24 Oct 18

Michelle RussellSara Bermúdez Couto is leading the charge to tackle the complexities of circularity at Esprit

Hong-Kong listed Esprit is currently rethinking every step of the fashion lifecycle with a view to "inclusive circularity" that respects the use of both material and human resources. Sara Bermúdez Couto, head of product safety management and environmental sustainability, explains.

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.

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Fashion firms struggle on speed to market

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 6 Nov 18

Fashion firms are continuing to wrestle with the challenges of taking decisions quickly and meeting deadlines – and admit they are struggling to speed their go-to-market processes to keep up with fast-moving consumer buying behaviour.

Why cotton is being battered on all fronts

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 29 Oct 18

Cotton is being battered on all fronts, from false information campaigns, to competition from synthetic alternatives, and a changing consumer. The challenge now facing the cotton industry is how to regain its footing.

New businesses shaking up a broken retail model

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 23 Oct 18

The convergence of disruptive new technologies, easy access to cheap capital, and changing consumer attitudes are shaking up an already-broken retail model, according to speakers at last week's IAF World Fashion Convention. But rising Phoenix-like from the ashes are nimble new players building a smart future for fashion.

Hot Apparel Issues

Building a smart future for fashion

Building a smart future for fashion

The 34th World Fashion Convention took place in Maastricht in October, organised by the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and addressing the theme 'Building a Smart Future for Fashion'.

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.

Apparel Market Research

Fabric Development Inc - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Fabric Development Inc - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Fabric Development Inc (FDI) is a specialized textile company that designs, engineers and manufactures fabric products. It principally focuses on producing specialty woven, braided and knitted fabrics... Read more

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR): implications for the global apparel industry

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Talking strategy: Trump tariffs create uncertainty for world textile and apparel trade

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Retail in the Age of the Empowered Consumer

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Mothercare plc (MTC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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