• ILO deal to help Syrian garment workers in Turkey

    ILO deal to help Syrian garment workers in Turkey

    A new agreement between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB) aims to create formal and decent work for Syrian refugees in Turkey's garment industry.

  • How purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains

    How purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains

    Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer just an option in business, it has become a commercial imperative and needs to be integrated into the DNA of a company. But are businesses really there yet? And are workers' lives are actually ...

  • Is Vietnam's apparel export potential too optimistic?

    Is Vietnam's apparel export potential too optimistic?

    Vietnam’s clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the ‘next China’ for apparel sourcing. But despite optimism for further expansion under the upcoming CPTPP and EVFTA trade pacts, buyers should instead ...

  • What Marks & Spencer's FY numbers mean for clothing

    What Marks & Spencer's FY numbers mean for clothing

    Today's (23 May) full-year results from Marks & Spencer have once again emphasised the challenges it faces in reinvigorating its clothing business, with the UK retail group posting a 1.9% fall in like-for-like clothing and home sales. While CEO St...

  • A digital-first future requires an agile mindset

    A digital-first future requires an agile mindset

    As the ‘see now, buy now’ culture gathers pace, retailers are feeling the pressure to get products to market faster than ever before. To achieve this means jettisoning traditional sourcing models in favour of more agile methods of production, and ...

Latest Apparel Insights

Vietnam's export potential for apparel could be more limited than anticipated

Vietnam apparel export potential too optimistic?

Vietnam’s clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the ‘next China’ for apparel sourcing. But de...

Bill McRaith, chief supply chain officer for PVH Corp

How purchasing practices impact supply chains

Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer just an option in business, it has become a commercial imperative and needs to be inte...

Yesterday (22 May), the group said it will close more than 100 stores before 2022

What Marks & Spencer's FY means for clothing

Today's (23 May) full-year results from Marks & Spencer have once again emphasised the challenges it faces in reinvigorating its clothing bu...

Garment and related exports account for about 25% of Jordan's total exports, with almost all (94%) exported to the United States

Jordan garment sector makes progress on compliance

Working conditions in Jordan’s garment sector are continuing to make "important progress," according to a new report, but a lot remains to b...

The new '2018 Accord' agreement extends the legally-binding commitment to factory safety in Bangladesh

Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agre...

The traditional business model has been disrupted and brands are having to adapt to survive

A digital-first future requires an agile mindset

As the ‘see now, buy now’ culture gathers pace, retailers are feeling the pressure to get products to market faster than ever before. To ach...


Why digitisation is the smart approach to quality 17 May 18

Digitising the quality process at Helly Hansen and VF Corporation is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


Six ways retailers can keep up with digital trends 16 May 18

Online fashion sales appear to be on an upward trajectory, generating GBP16.2bn (US$22bn) in 2017 and expected to jump 79% by 2022. Here we set out six areas for retailers to focus on over the next year if they want to grow their presence digitally.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

M&S FY profit slumps 74.8% on store closure costs

Beth Wright | 23 May 18 Yesterday (22 May), the retailer announced plans to shutter more than 100 stores, up from 60 originally planned

M&S has revealed profits slumped by almost three-quarters last year as a result of declining sales of clothing, food and homeware and what CEO Steve Rowe called "short-term costs" as a result of its turnaround plan.


Long-term links fail to impact buying practices

Michelle Russell | 22 May 18 Having a long-term relationship with a supplier does not improve purchasing practices

The length of a relationship between buyers and suppliers has little impact on the nature of buying practices, new research has found, with many suppliers finding little incentive to be compliant to buyer codes of conduct.


Accord Fund to support more RMG factories

Michelle Russell | 18 May 18 Factories that submit an application for funding must demonstrate they have made legitimate efforts to complete the safety remediation

Safety remediation is set to be completed at five readymade garment factories in Bangladesh thanks to financial support being made available to another two businesses through the Accord Inactive Factory Remediation Fund.

Recent News - (Updated: 11:10am 25 May 2018)

US halts imports of Turkmenistan cotton products

US Q1 in brief – L Brands, Target, TJX Companies

Ralph Lauren beats estimates for Q4 sales

Target launches new brands for Gen Z customers

KappAhl to join Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Arcadia Group in FY profit slip

Birla Cellulose and Lenzing latest ZDHC affiliates

Wrangler joins Cotton Leads programme

Latest Apparel Interviews

Innovation the name of the game for Delta Galil CEO 7 Mar 18

Joe CharlaffIsaac Dabah, CEO at Delta Galil, one of the largest apparel makers in the world

If there is a quality that gives many Israeli companies an edge internationally, it is innovation. And this trait certainly runs through the work of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, as CEO Isaac Dabah tells just-style in an exclusive interview.


Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0 28 Feb 18

Calum MacRaeKeith Barr, CEO of Leading2Lean. Industry 4.0 is humanised with his company's approach

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Here we talk to Keith Barr, CEO of manufacturing operations management software specialist Leading2Lean, about the company's differentiated approach to 4.0 – which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.


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.

Apparel Blog

The disruption of digitisation

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 21 May 18

There's currently a lot of talk about how the digitisation of key processes along the clothing supply chain can bring benefits ranging from faster decision-making to improved efficiency, transparency and compliance. At Helly Hansen and VF Corporation, digitising the quality process is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


US retailers stock up amid tariff threat

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 14 May 18

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in March, with double-digit declines from three of the top ten supplier countries. While the results reflect Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia, China – the US's largest clothing provider – still managed to book growth for the month.


Uncertain times should spur innovation

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

The uncertainty of potential tariffs affecting the clothing and textile sector – and a Trump administration that appears poised to levy more of them – continue to loom large over the apparel and footwear industry.

Hot Apparel Issues

The impact of global purchasing practices on industry

The impact of global purchasing practices on industry

Fashion brands are setting purchasing practices that are driving prices down while trying to fill holes through code of conducts and social auditing. What impact is this having on the supply chain and how do we address the challenges?

Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

As the global garment industry stops to reflect on the tragic events that took place in Bangladesh five years ago, it is also a time to consider what has changed, what hasn't – and what still needs to be done

Winners and losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

Winners and losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

As President Donald Trump prepares to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States, we take a look at the potential winners and losers in the global garment trade

Pure sourcing

Pure sourcing

How brands can work to build a compliant supply chain, the challenges of reshoring in the UK, and the business of mass customisation were all subjects discussed at this year's Pure Origin event in London.

Apparel Market Research

Temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials: optimis

Temperature control fabrics, finishes and materials: optimising wearer comfort

Demand for clothing which helps the wearer to maintain a comfortable body temperature is increasing—reflecting a growing focus by consumers on comfort, health and well-being, and rising demand for apparel which helps them to feel comfortable while they are pursuing a broad range of activities... Read more

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Fast track: trends and developments in performance apparel at ISPO Munich 2018

Published: April 2018 - ($350.00)


H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (World)

Published: March 2018 - ($572.00)


Spotlight on Jeans: Denim Bounces Back

Published: March 2018 - ($1325.00)


Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

Published: March 2018 - ($990.00)


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