• Indian leather producers face new regulatory threat

    Indian leather producers face new regulatory threat

    Leather exporters in the north Indian production hub of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh are facing closure of their tanneries over environmental concerns – on top of existing challenges that include trying to overcome the shortage of raw hides and loss of...

  • US sets out NAFTA negotiating stance for textiles and apparel

    US sets out NAFTA negotiating stance for textiles and apparel

    The United States has set out its goals for the upcoming talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico – with a focus on reducing the trade deficit with Canada and Mexico, and bringing more...

  • 5 ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy

    5 ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy

    Thanks to the digital revolution, consumers today are in control. With endless options for where to shop, when to shop, what to buy, what price to pay, and how to receive it, customer loyalty erodes each time expectations are not properly met. Thi...

  • Summer clothing sales boost UK retailers in June

    Summer clothing sales boost UK retailers in June

    UK retail sales grew faster than expected in June, boosted by sales of summer clothes as the country basked in unusually hot weather during the month.

  • M&S names Mowat new clothing supply chain director

    M&S names Mowat new clothing supply chain director

    UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed a new director to head up its clothing and home supply chain, logistics and planning as part of ongoing plans to recover and grow its non-food divisions.

Latest Apparel Insights

China's position as the top sourcing destination for US fashion firms remains unshakable

Trade policy top sourcing concern for US fashion

The impact of trade protectionism, increasing market competition from e-commerce, and supply chain risk are the top concerns for US fashion...

Inman Mills in South Carolina manufactures fabric developed through AFFOA

Why US innovation is vital to global value chains

An article on just-style last week described as a "missed opportunity" the distribution of a Vietnam-made backpack at the launch of a new mu...

UK manufacturing has seen a small resurgence but there is a lack of skill coming through

The advantages and challenges of local sourcing

Delayed shipments, rising labour costs, quality claims and compliance issues are just some of the challenges facing sourcing managers. Add i...

US apparel imports under NAFTA have declined over time, while US exports of yarns and fabrics have risen sharply

NAFTA renegotiation – Key textile & apparel issues

As the United States, Canada and Mexico prepare to begin formal talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NA...

'You do not need more data. You need to ask the right questions from the information you already have'

5 ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy

Thanks to the digital revolution, consumers today are in control. With endless options for where to shop, when to shop, what to buy, what pr...

Bangladesh's growth in US apparel market share has been on the wane since late 2016

A tale of 3 countries – Vietnam, India, Bangladesh

Things are no longer going well for Bangladesh when it comes to US garment imports, writes David Birnbaum, as he takes a closer look at why...


Made-in-Vietnam backpack undercuts AFFOA's homespun message 14 Jul 17

With all of the change in today's textile industry, many ask what the future will hold for fabric design and innovation. Will today's fabrics increasingly incorporate technology to allow new qualities such as temperature regulation, colour variation, and communications? A key US technology initiative thinks so, as Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, found on a recent visit.


The Flanarant – Factory safety isn't the biggest risk to Bangladesh workers 13 Jul 17

The death of 13 people following a boiler explosion earlier this month at the Multifabs factory in Bangladesh's Gazipur district makes many of us wonder why the country's garment making sector still seems so tragically unsafe, writes Mike Flanagan. While spectacular advances have been in garment factory safety over the past four years, they have not been matched by improvements in other threats to Bangladeshi workers' lives.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

India leather producers face new regulatory threat

Raghavendra Verma | 20 Jul 17 Tanneries have been ordered to properly treat liquid waste from production units before releasing it into sewers

Leather exporters in the north Indian production hub of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh are facing closure of their tanneries over environmental concerns – on top of existing challenges that include trying to overcome the shortage of raw hides and loss of business to Brazilian companies.


US sets out NAFTA negotiating stance for textiles

Leonie Barrie | 19 Jul 17

The United States has set out its goals for the upcoming talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico – with a focus on reducing the trade deficit with Canada and Mexico, and bringing more manufacturing jobs back to the United States.


Primark recalls flip-flops on cancer chemical fear

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Jul 17 Primark has recalled thousands of men's flip-flops on worries they contain a cancer-causing chemical

British value clothing retailer Primark has recalled thousands of men's flip flops found to contain the cancer-causing chemical chrysene.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:32pm 21 Jul 2017)

EU and Canada set start date for CETA trade pact

M&S names Mowat new clothing supply chain director

WFSGI Forum focus on digitalisation and disruption

Pacific Alliance to expand trade talks?

Texbase develops supply chain communications tool

New quick-dry cotton fabrics for activewear

US retailers warn BAT will drive up import prices

Shop Direct ditches sale plans

Latest Apparel Interviews

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.


Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 17

Leonie BarrieDr Arkebe Oqubay is the visionary leader driving Ethiopia's textile and apparel growth strategy

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

Apparel Blog

The rise and fall of Bangladesh?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 17 Jul 17

The rise of Bangladesh's garment export industry has been nothing less than spectacular – and until recently it seemed that nothing could stop its growth.


Is Nike's delayed commitment to Amazon costing it sales?

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 12 Jul 17

Sports apparel retailer Nike's delay in committing to a solid sales partnership with online retail giant Amazon could possibly have seen it lose out on sales yesterday (11 July) as the e-retailer slashed prices on products at some rival brands as part of its annual Prime Day event.


Calls for boiler inspections in Bangladesh

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 10 Jul 17

Labour rights groups are calling for garment factory safety inspections to be expanded to cover boilers, after a blast at the Multifabs facility in Bangladesh last week killed at least 11 people.

Hot Apparel Issues

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

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017

Digitalisation was a buzz-word at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, with new tools allowing data to flow seamlessly from digital design and development all the way through the supply chain.

Apparel made in Ethiopia

Apparel made in Ethiopia

just-style’s editor Leonie Barrie recently visited Ethiopia to see for herself the massive developments taking place to elevate this East African nation into a compelling new garment and textile sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

Apparel Market Research

Children's Wear

Children's Wear

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Children's Wear in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Boys Wear, Girls Wear, and Infants & Toddlers Wear. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America... Read more

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World textile and apparel trade and production trends: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, June 2017

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Trends in EU textile and clothing imports, June 2017

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Apparel and Footwear Global Industry Overview

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Channel Overview in Apparel and Footwear

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