• A trade war between the US and China could begin with cotton

    A trade war between the US and China could begin with cotton

    An International Trade Commission hearing got underway this week as part of the Trump administration’s probe into China’s intellectual property practices under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act. The action gives the president broad authority to im...

  • Amazon private label push to shake up sportswear?

    Amazon private label push to shake up sportswear?

    Reports that Amazon is teaming up with some of the world’s biggest athletic apparel suppliers ahead of a move into sportswear have sent stocks tumbling and raised concerns over new supply and pricing pressures in the sector.

  • H&M, Bestseller hit out at waste clothing incineration claims

    H&M, Bestseller hit out at waste clothing incineration claims

    Apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has hit back at press reports it sends "tonnes" of unused clothing to incinerators rather than recycling it, insisting this is a "rare" practice, only done in the event products do not meet the required safe...

  • Unions to proceed in Accord case against two brands

    Unions to proceed in Accord case against two brands

    Global unions have been given the green light to proceed to the next stage of arbitration in a case against two "leading fashion brands" for non-compliance with the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

  • Africa garment industry embarks on digital roadmap

    Africa garment industry embarks on digital roadmap

    Is Africa prepared for significant change in the way that its clothing and textile manufacturing sector does business, ranging from the design and manufacturing of goods to how the customer is serviced? This was one of the key questions debated at...

Latest Apparel Insights

E-commerce giant Amazon has been making waves in the apparel space in recent months

Amazon private label push to shake up sportswear?

Reports that Amazon is teaming up with some of the world’s biggest athletic apparel suppliers ahead of a move into sportswear have sent stoc...

Chinese retaliation could focus on cotton, much of which is grown in the American South – a region that voted strongly for Trump during the presidential election

A US-China trade war could begin with cotton

An International Trade Commission hearing got underway this week as part of the Trump administration’s probe into China’s intellectual prope...

For Africa, the fact that many countries lack legacy technology can be of benefit

Africa garment industry embarks on digital roadmap

Is Africa prepared for significant change in the way that its clothing and textile manufacturing sector does business, ranging from the desi...

Some 52% of the companies in the Fortune 500 at the turn of the century are gone today

Don’t become a parable of retail’s failed past

Retail's history is littered with stories about disruptive change and retailers that couldn't keep up. It's time to take a deeper look at wh...

Nicaragua booked the highest gain in apparel imports in August

Nicaragua leads August surge in US apparel imports

Apparel imports into the US rose month-on-month in August as retailers remained focused on the back-to-school season and started to bring in...

The volume of apparel exports from Mexico to the US has fallen 6% in the first eight months of this year

Supply chain spared in recent Mexico earthquakes

Hundreds of garment workers are thought to have perished when two textile factories collapsed in last month's earthquake near Mexico City, a...


Strategies to survive in a declining apparel market 5 Oct 17

Surviving in a declining market is the biggest challenge for the discount/mass-market retailers and suppliers of commodity products such as basic T-shirts, hoodies or cotton men's shirts. David Birnbaum believes it is time to stop negotiating and bring in the engineers.


Trade Tracker – Is Brexit ever going to happen? 3 Oct 17

We're now just about half way between the day in June 2016 when Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU), and the day in March 2019 that the government plans to be its last as an EU member. But as Mike Flanagan explains, no-one has the foggiest idea what the basic rules for Britain's apparel trade with the rest of Europe are going to be. Or with anywhere else.

Thought Leaders


  • Webinar: How to Implement 3D as Competitive Advantage

    Webinar: How to Implement 3D as Competitive Advantage

    Apparel fit expert Alvanon and provider of 3D apparel solutions Browzwear are to hold a webinar on the State of 3D. 3D has the potential to transfo...

  • Webinar: Learn How to Speak Fashion 4.0

    Webinar:  Learn How to Speak Fashion 4.0

    The entire world is going digital and fashion companies cannot afford to stay offline. Lectra and Just-Style will be co-hosting a webinar, “How to Speak Fashi...

  • The Digitalization of Fashion

    The Digitalization of Fashion

    There is a (digital) revolution going on right now and we must recognize it. From entertainment to eating out, analogue channels and manual processes have been steadily ov...

Major Apparel News

Cambodia drops contentious clauses from wage law

Michelle Russell | 18 Oct 17 Cambodia's government has listened to concerns over clauses in a draft new minimum wage law that would restrict the debate on wage issues

Cambodia's Labour Ministry is to drop two contentious clauses from a proposed minimum wage law that would have prevented independent research into the annual negotiation process and established labour courts to resolve disputes.


Unions to proceed in Accord non-compliance case

Hannah Abdulla | 17 Oct 17 IndustriAll and UNI say the decision sends a message brands cannot shirk their responsibility to worker safety

Global unions have been given the green light to proceed to the next stage of arbitration in a case against two "leading fashion brands" for non-compliance with the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.


H&M hits out at waste clothing incineration claims

Hannah Abdulla | 17 Oct 17 H&M and Bestseller have come under fire for allegedly incinerating unused clothing

Apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has hit back at press reports it sends "tonnes" of unused clothing to incinerators rather than recycling it, insisting this is a "rare" practice, only done in the event products do not meet the required safety regulations.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

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.


Clarks manufacturing model steps into a faster future – Interview 11 Jul 17

Michelle RussellMike Shearwood, Clarks chief executive, is hoping to cut lead times to 'teens of weeks'

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.


How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 17

Michelle RussellLeslie Johnston, executive director of C&A Foundation

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

Apparel Blog

Trump trade probe could have costs for cotton

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 16 Oct 17

An International Trade Commission hearing got underway last week as part of the Trump administration's probe into China's intellectual property practices under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act. The action gives the president broad authority to impose tariffs on foreign goods – and, as we investigate, could hold dire consequences for US cotton producers.


Stop negotiating and bring in the engineers

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 9 Oct 17

Surviving in a declining market is the biggest challenge for discount/mass-market retailers and suppliers of commodity products such as basic T-shirts, hoodies or cotton men's shirts – which is why it’s time to stop negotiating and bring in the engineers.


The implications of buyer purchasing practices

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 3 Oct 17

New research has delved into one relatively underexplored aspect of global supply chains: how buyer purchasing practices impact wages and working conditions.

Hot Apparel Issues

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

NAFTA renegotiation – Key issues for textiles and apparel

NAFTA renegotiation – Key issues for textiles and apparel

As the United States, Canada and Mexico prepare to begin formal talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we take an in-depth look at key issues for textile and apparel supply chains.

US reviewing AGOA country eligibility

US reviewing AGOA country eligibility

The US has launched its annual review into the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – but is also looking at withdrawing benefits for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Apparel Market Research

Global Protective Footwear Market to 2021 - Market Size, Dev

Global Protective Footwear Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts

The report package Global Protective Footwear Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for protective footwear in the world and in the top 10 global countries. Along with a global protective footwear market report the package includes country reports from the following countries:.. Read more

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Global Boot Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Apparel Producers

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Shoe Stores

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