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Sustainability is seen as a 'logical value proposition' for the Nordic region

Nordic brands shifting sustainability status quo

The Nordic apparel sector has long been seen as a bellweather for sustainability in fashion. And a recent event in New York City heard how t...

Almost half of Bangladesh's textile imports came from China in 2015

5 key trends in world textile and apparel trade

Based on an analysis of the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) data, this article identifies five key trends in world textile and apparel...

Despite a surge in overseas textile investments in countries such as Myanmar, many Chinese companies have no CSR disclosure or reporting systems

The CSR risk in Chinese overseas garment factories

Research into the corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of China’s textile and garment enterprises as they expand overseas has uncov...

Britain’s December Brexit decision means the feared changes in trade rules are unlikely to happen in the forseeable future

Trade Tracker – Farewell Brexit, what's next?

Last week, the UK announced that Britain would – for at least the foreseeable future – remain within the EU-dominated European Single Market...

'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....

Unravelling the Indian garment export anomaly 8 Dec 17

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.

Why cotton is key to sustainability 7 Dec 17

Attitudes to, and awareness of, ethical trading are evolving fast – with 53% of the UK population choosing to avoid buying products or services over concerns about ethical reputation. As a result, the value of all ethical spending in the UK grew to GBP38bn (US$51.19bn) in 2015.

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Major Apparel News

Li & Fung sells sweater unit within $1.1bn deal

Beth Wright | 15 Dec 17

Global sourcing specialist Li & Fung is to divest three of its vertical product businesses in a US$1.1bn deal that will allow the business to focus on its core competencies.

Tegra taps execs for new speed-to-market platforms

Leonie Barrie | 15 Dec 17

Tegra, a new regional apparel supplier working with companies like Nike to build a responsive vertical supply chain in the Western hemisphere, has been on a recruitment drive as it expands and develops its manufacturing platforms.

Ethiopia inaugurates two new industrial parks

Michelle Russell | 14 Dec 17 The two parks will strengthen industrial development in Ethiopia

Ethiopia will inaugurate two new industrial parks this month, representing an investment of US$315m, as part of the government's long-term vision to become a world-leading apparel and textile hub.

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Settlement reached in Bangladesh Accord dispute

ZDHC scaling up with new 'Implementation Hub'

Adidas dissolves digital sports division

H&M to close more stores, open less on "weak" Q4

New Bangladesh event looks to fashion's future

US retail sales on track to meet holiday forecast

Kraig Biocraft developing new spider silks

Deckers retains entire board amid Marcato spat

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.

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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 shaping the industry and what's in store for next 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

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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

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Competitive Strategies in Apparel and Footwear

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

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

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Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing Global Industry Almanac 2017

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