• Four stages on the road to digital transformation

    Four stages on the road to digital transformation

    More businesses are likely to make meaningful progress towards the goal of becoming digital enterprises in 2018. But while digital transformation pushes brands to innovate from the bottom up, change needs to begin at the top.

  • Sign up to try new re:source apparel sourcing tool for free

    Sign up to try new re:source apparel sourcing tool for free

    The old saying "Good things come to those who wait" is certainly true for re:source, the new suite of data-driven sourcing tools being developed by the team here at just-style.

  • China questions credibility of USTR counterfeit list

    China questions credibility of USTR counterfeit list

    Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has questioned the credibility of America’s ‘Notorious Markets List’ after its Taobao marketplace was featured for a second consecutive year - a move that has now turned into a diplomatic row following the invol...

  • Automation focus for Sourcing at Magic show

    Automation focus for Sourcing at Magic show

    The digitalisation of manufacturing will be the key topic at next month's Sourcing at Magic show, with a digital apparel micro-factory set to offer live demonstrations of apparel production.

  • NRF 2018 - Retailers should focus on experiences to win shoppers

    NRF 2018 - Retailers should focus on experiences to win shoppers

    There is no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers meet their customers needs. But if they are to position themselves for future growth, they must adopt "platform thinking" and...

Latest Apparel Insights

The NRF Big Show took place in New York

Retailers should shift focus to experiences

There is no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers meet their custome...

In today's supply chain, about 80% of the data needed to run a business exists outside the four walls of the enterprise

Four stages on the road to digital transformation

More businesses are likely to make meaningful progress towards the goal of becoming digital enterprises in 2018. But while digital transform...

The status of Brexit talks, the EU's seven-year fiscal blueprint, and the Italian general election should all remain high on corporate agendas

Five geopolitical issues to watch in Q1

In a guest column, Matthew Elliott, a senior political advisor at UK-based investment advisory firm Shore Capital Markets, sets out the geop...

The sixth round of NAFTA talks between the US, Canada and Mexico takes place next week

Mexico makers work on exports despite NAFTA threat

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may be under threat, but Mexican textile and apparel makers continue to take a...

Since 1995, both Mexico and DR-CAFTA have increased their exports of manmade fibre garments – with differing success

US garment import trends from Mexico and DR-CAFTA

Negotiators are preparing to meet for the sixth round of NAFTA trade talks next week – and as soon as this deal has been repackaged, the spo...

This year's NRF Big Show has seen a raft of exhibitors show off new innovations

NRF 2018 – Retail technology innovations

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportu...


Bangladesh manufacturers making inroads into lingerie 16 Jan 18

Lured by a shifting global market and better margins, Bangladesh's apparel producers are rushing into the lingerie space – predicting Chinese manufacturers will secure fewer export orders for these lines as their costs rise.


Myanmar facing hurdles in garment industry growth 12 Jan 18

A few years ago, optimistic observers believed that by 2020 the Myanmar garment industry would employ 1.5m people and generate US$10-12bn in exports. With this date now looming, such performance seems out of the question. Even attaining these figures in 2024, the new target date, seems overly ambitious. Jozef De Coster looks at some of the challenges facing the sector.

Thought Leaders


Major Apparel News

Esquel aims to achieve zero liquid discharge

Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 18

Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has partnered with an industrial wastewater treatment firm in a bid to achieve zero liquid discharge at its wet processing manufacturing facilities.


Bangladesh sets up new wage board for RMG sector

Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 18 Bangladesh workers could be set for a minimum salary increase following the appointment of a new wage board

The Bangladesh Government has formed a new wage board that will recommend a minimum salary for workers in the country's garment industry following recent labour unrest and calls for the implementation of a more transparent and regular wage review mechanism.


Bogart Lingerie to open training centre in Myanmar

Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 18 The Bogart Lingerie Myanmar Training Centre (BTC) will be based in the firm's recently opened third manufacturing plant in Yangon

Bogart Lingerie, one of the world's largest intimate apparel exporters, is taking the next step in its commitment to manufacturing in Myanmar with the opening of a new training centre in the country at the end of this month.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:41pm 23 Jan 2018)

N Brown in Zalando deal as Q3 sales rise

Tesco cuts 1,700 jobs to simplify operations

Mexico, EU trade deal talks make good progress

Shoe maker Pou Chen to privatise China retail unit

Running shoes get a graphene boost

Argentina latest to ratify WTO trade deal

Solvay commits to MacArthur circular initiative

Foot Locker takes stake in Carbon38 activewear

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.

Apparel Blog

How can apparel firms stay competitive into the future?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 18

Continuing with the publication of our Outlook 2018 reports last week, we looked at what apparel firms should be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future.


First look at 2018

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

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its supply chain


What caused the biggest stir on just-style in 2017?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 2 Jan 18

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Hot Apparel Issues

Outlook 2018 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Outlook 2018 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its supply chain, according to feedback from executives consulted by just-style

Top 20 of 2017

Top 20 of 2017

A look at the top news, analysis, comment, and interviews published on just-style in 2017.

State of Sourcing 2018 – just-style survey results

State of Sourcing 2018 – just-style survey results

The global apparel supply chain will continue to be buffeted by rising costs and pressure for faster deliveries, smaller quantities and more styles in 2018, according to just-style's annual State of Sourcing survey.

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.

Apparel Market Research

Fast track: trends and developments in performance textiles

Fast track: trends and developments in performance textiles at TITAS 2017

The Taiwanese textile industry is well known for its innovative approach to the development of new performance textiles and, every year, the industry's latest developments are presented at the Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS)... Read more

Published: December 2017 - ($350.00)


Performance apparel markets: business update, November 2017

Published: December 2017 - ($350.00)


Global Robotics Market in the Textile Industry 2017-2021

Published: November 2017 - ($4212.25)


The UK Accessories Market 2017-2022

Published: November 2017 - ($5759.00)


Primark Stores Ltd - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: November 2017 - ($175.00)


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