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The recent e-commerce boom and a shift in consumer preferences are driving growth in on-demand

How fashion benefits from on-demand manufacturing

For the fashion world, 2020 forever changed the landscape of the industry. Supply chains were disrupted, established retailers closed their...

There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to world textile and apparel trade

Regional flows still shape fabric & apparel trade

Textiles and apparel might be a global industry, but the latest statistics show trade patterns remain largely regional. However, changes are...

Consumers are willing to pay up to 10% more for a sustainably made T-shirt

Improving fashion sustainability is a team effort

Consumer expectations of socially responsible fashion are at a high but there’s a long way to go for fashion to become truly sustainable. Me...

Myanmar accounts for 2.4% of the developed world's clothing imports – but just 0.2% of those of the US

Myanmar's several crises show way to better jobs

Myanmar today resembles Romania 30 years ago, when the country swerved at the last possible moment from potential catastrophe to a more pros...

The clothing industry in Myanmar is gloomy about post-coup prospects

Uncertainty shrouds Myanmar's clothing industry

Clothing industry executives and experts within Myanmar have warned that the country's apparel sector is already suffering because of the 1...

Fashion companies increasingly rely on data analysis to make
business decisions

Fashion education needs a data skills shake-up

A new study is calling for a rethink of fashion education to ensure students are equipped with the data science and data analysis skills nee...

Myanmar and the pending revolt of the "road warriors" 17 Feb 21

Apparel "road warriors" look at the coup in Myanmar and suspect a situation that may be slow to resolve. They also anticipate that prospects are starting to fade.

From Field to Shelf – The good and the bad of globalisation 16 Feb 21

If there's anything globalisation has taught us, it's that countries tend to import each other's problems, says industry consultant Robert Antoshak. For instance, forced labour in China ends up in the cotton unwittingly bought by so many consumers in the west. Then there's the myth of sustainability...

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Major Apparel News

Spinnova to scale production with EUR22m facility

Hannah Abdulla | 25 Feb 21 Spinnova’s sustainable fibre, created out of wood and waste without the use of harmful chemicals, will be available for global textile brands in 2022

Finnish sustainable fibre producer Spinnova has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with wood pulp producer Suzano in a move that will see it begin construction of a EUR22m (US$27m) factory that allows it to scale production of its sustainable bio-based fibre.

Brands urge minimum wage for Tamil Nadu workers

Hannah Abdulla | 24 Feb 21 'A minimum wage is essential for both workers and the future of the Tamil Nadu textile and garment industry,' the letter states

US clothing brands and retailers have joined hands in calling for the establishment of a minimum wage for textile workers in India's Tamil Nadu state.

Lao garment workers to receive emergency support

Leonie Barrie | 23 Feb 21 Eligible beneficiaries, of whom 85% are women, will receive the cash transfers by the end of March

Up to 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are to receive two months’ emergency income support worth LAK900,000 (US$100).

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John Lewis funds Mongolia cashmere project

Belk Inc wins approval for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Latest Apparel Interviews

Broken retail model pushes apparel suppliers to breaking point

Leonie BarrieSanjeev Mahtani, chairman and owner, Must Garment Corporation

It has taken Sanjeev Mahtani 30 years to build Must Garment Corporation, but just a matter of months for his lifetime's work to come crashing down. As he tries to pick up the pieces of his manufacturing business, he tells just-style why he fears for the future of apparel suppliers – and the millions of workers they employ.

Ciel Textile CEO puts Mauritius maker on post-Covid path

Villen Anganan'Exploring the fashion of tomorrow is in the DNA of Mauritius,' says Eric Dorchies

Eric Dorchies was appointed CEO at Mauritius based Ciel Textile Ltd last July, at a moment when his country's important clothing and textile sector was struggling hard against the impact of Covid-19. It has not been an easy start to his job, but as he tells just-style, the company is already working on plans to recover from the pandemic.

Fashion-Enter on a mission to boost made in Britain

Beth WrightJenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd

Skills training provider and manufacturer Fashion-Enter is gearing up for a busy year, with plans to lead a new fashion academy in Leicester, open a similar site in Wales, and explore the potential of a Foundation to help young people with mental health issues – all while continuing to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. Speaking exclusively to just-style, director Jenny Holloway outlines her plans for 2021 and explains why it's so crucial to bridge the fashion skills gap in the UK.

Apparel Blog

New sourcing hubs the solution to avoid Xinjiang cotton?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 15 Feb 21

As the global apparel industry continues to grapple with the challenges of severing possible links to the use of forced labour in China’s Xinjiang region, new research suggests the way forward is the development of new sourcing hubs.

How Myanmar coup is impacting the apparel industry

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 8 Feb 21

Last week's military coup in Myanmar puts foreign investment at risk, poses the threat of trade sanctions, and may prompt some clothing companies to sever their sourcing ties with the country.

Acquisitive Boohoo eyeing up Arcadia brands

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 1 Feb 21

UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group has confirmed it is in talks with the administrators of Arcadia to potentially snap up the Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, and Burton brands, less than a week after inking a deal to acquire the global rights to the Debenhams brands and websites for GBP55m (US$75.2m).

Hot Apparel Issues

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup

Tough American government sanctions against Myanmar, and a re-evaluation of the country as a stable sourcing partner are among potential repercussions of the recent coup

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

Key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2021

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2021, and what can apparel firms and their suppliers do to stay ahead, remain competitive and build resilience for the future? Read our report to find out

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

The worldwide pandemic is forcing the industry to undergo a dramatic transformation that is playing out in real time. Key to surviving this is building strong brand/supplier relationships.

Textile waste becoming new apparel resource

Textile waste becoming new apparel resource

An increasing number of industry studies and initiatives have identified the importance of apparel and textile waste as a new resource for the sector.

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Apparel Market Research

Apparel Market in United States of America (USA) to 2024 wit

Apparel Market in United States of America (USA) to 2024 with COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Non-essential sectors will be hit the hardest in 2020 as consumer confidence falls, with apparel sales forecast to decline by 25.7% in 2020, as consumers have no events or holidays.. Read more

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