Research updates

Research updates

Facts and figures taken from some of the research reports published on just-style. Much of this information is only available in the reports themselves, so these articles provide a valuable snapshot of the latest data and forecasts.

Outdoor apparel sector set for double-digit growth 7 Dec 2016

While the next few years may be challenging for the outdoor performance apparel industry, increased participation in outdoor experiences is expected to lead to retail sales growth of over 20% by 2020, according to a new report from just-style. 

How Central America garment sourcing measures up 14 Jul 2016

The Central American garment industries in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras must continue investing in growth and ensure factories are safe and ethical if they are to compete effectively against Vietnam for access to the US market.

Southeast Asia – a strategic sourcing review 4 Feb 2016

Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar continue to attract huge interest as apparel supply bases – and a new report from just-style aims to make it easier for retailers, brands and importers to evaluate the key advantages and challenges of sourcing and manufacturing in each country.

Global clothing and footwear trade to drop by 1.5% 23 Nov 2015

Global expenditure on clothing and footwear is expected to decline by 1.5% in US dollar terms in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011, according to a new report, with the decline largely due to depreciations of the currencies in a number of major supplying countries.

Sri Lanka clothing exports set for further growth 23 Oct 2015

The Sri Lankan clothing industry has built up a good reputation for quality and delivery among buyers in the markets of developed countries and has the potential to capitalise further on its inherent strengths, according to a new report.

Swimwear demand to improve with economy uptick 5 Feb 2015

The financial crises in North America and Europe have led to reductions in consumer demand for general apparel, but for swimwear in particular, the last five years have not been easy. This could be set to change for some regions, however, as the global economy picks up.

Myanmar garment sector experiencing rapid growth 13 Jan 2015

Myanmar's garment sector is in the midst of significant growth and exciting changes - and a brand new and exclusive report produced by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) offers essential reading for retailers, brands and importers looking to source from the country.

Moisture management fabrics enter a new era 29 Oct 2014

Moisture management fabric technology has entered a new era as manufacturers and retailers respond to growing demand by consumers for ever greater levels of performance from their garments.

VIETNAM: To gain from China sourcing cutback? 5 Aug 2014

Rising costs in China have forced an increasing number of Western apparel brands and retailers to look at cutting back on sourcing in China, and have more of their apparel manufactured elsewhere, a new report suggests.

CHINA: Clothing retail to soar as export growth falters 9 Jun 2014

China's retail market looks set to soar over the next few years as the government acts to encourage domestic growth to offset a possible slowdown in clothing exports.

Ethiopia prepares to meet apparel sourcing demand 5 Mar 2014

Often referred to as ‘the lion economy', the potential of Africa as a new apparel sourcing destination is becoming more evident. A new report from just-style suggests that as investment increases, more and more international brands will be keen to secure a share of the pie - with countries such as Ethiopia already equipping themselves to meet this increasing demand.

Sustainable textiles: Fact, fiction and the future 24 Jan 2014

Sustainability in textiles is high on the apparel industry's agenda, and has the potential to benefit a company's bottom line. But while the issue is far from clear-cut, a new report from just-style rounds up the challenges and opportunities in sustainable textiles - and suggests that being informed is the first step in the journey.

Russia and China to drive lingerie market growth 20 Nov 2013

As the world’s economic recession has continued, driven by eurozone debts and unemployment, it's no surprise that the lingerie market has also remained depressed. A new report from just-style suggests the sector will not fully recover until 2017 - with the bulk of this growth expected to come from emerging markets Russia and China.

Focus: Australasia key for apparel brands going global 5 Sep 2013

Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilience to the financial turmoil which has plagued much of the northern hemisphere has proved to be a key attraction for international retailers, according to Euromonitor International.

Bangladesh clothing industry needs to improve its image 5 Aug 2013

The clothing industry in Bangladesh needs to improve its image in order for the country's long-term prosperity to be guaranteed, a new report suggests.

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