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UK: Mudpie buys stake in German trend distributor | 15 Jul 11

Trend forecasting agency Mudpie has bought a stake in United Global Trend Information (UGTI), a German-based distributor of fashion, forecasting, colour, design and lifestyle information.

The week ahead on just-style... | 7 Mar 11

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 22 Oct 10

Here is a roundup of the top five stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

COMMENT: India's growth set to outpace China by 2014? Mudpie | 21 Oct 10

Economists predict that India's growth will outpace China by 2014. But has the apparel industry invested enough in innovation to keep up with this pace of change? Fiona Jenvey, CEO of online trend, design and consumer insight service looks at how the apparel industry in India could reverse the downward trend for exports by investing in trends, design and innovation.

COMMENT: Is vintage taking over the designer market? Mudpie | 4 Aug 10

Despite producing some of the most talented designers across every aspect of the creative industry, and being home to some of the most successful fashion houses in the world, Britain just can't seem to keep hold of these creative minds for very long.

COMMENT: The changing eastern consumer Mudpie | 10 May 10

In an ever-changing global environment it is no surprise that consumer attitudes and behaviours are constantly changing and adapting. Shoppers in eastern countries like Japan are no exception.

COMMENT: How influential are the new fashion youth? Mudpie | 28 Apr 10

In today's technological age, advances are wired in place to help designers astound the fashion world with both new and revisited innovative creations. Designers are seeking inspiration from more than just their minds as they take to the streets in a bid to find ideas.

COMMENT: The blurring of fashion and sportswear Mudpie | 7 Apr 10

As the line between trend-led fashion and sportswear continues to blur, Mpdclick explores how fashion influences sportswear, and how sportswear has impacted the design industry, both on the runway and on the high street.

COMMENT: A fair future for Fairtrade fashion? Mudpie | 30 Mar 10

As consumers tightened their belts during the recession, Fairtrade clothing saw its sales slump. But now that shoppers are again starting to seek out ethical options, is it time to revisit the debate on whether Fairtrade really is fair?

UK: Mudpie adds Denimhead West to trendbooks | 25 Mar 10

Trend forecasting agency Mudpie has teamed up with cutting-edge fashion service Denimhead to launch its latest trend book analysing the latest denim trends from the US West Coast.

COMMENT: British design at risk as talent moves overseas Mudpie | 18 Mar 10

Thinking like a designer can transform the way brands develop products, services, processes and even strategy. So why is it that Britain, a country so good at training designers, fails to make use of its own talent?

COMMENT: An insight into fashion blogging Mudpie | 10 Mar 10

Whether they are posting London Fashion Week catwalk images straight from their Blackberry’s or drooling over the latest pair of Balenciaga wedges, bloggers are becoming an important voice in the new generation of style.

COMMENT: The future of plus-size retailing Mudpie | 15 Feb 10

Plus-size is a bone of contention for many in the fashion industry. Away from the runways, however, it is emerging as an area of the market worthy of strong investment.

UK: Mudpie releases S/S 2011 garment trend books | 12 Oct 09

Trend forecasting agency Mudpie has launched its spring/summer 2011 garment, graphic and colour trend books.

COMMENT: Protectionist policies do more harm than good Mudpie | 21 Sep 09

While the global financial outlook inevitably remains the main focus for governments around the world, fiscal stimulus and bilateral trade agreements are at the centre of many recovery packages aiming to aid the textile and apparel sectors. But there is a real danger that protectionist policies could in fact prolong the effects of recession rather than solve them.

COMMENT: Is the discounting culture nearing an end? | 9 Sep 09

Could the end of the recession lead not only to the end of the discounting culture but also to rising prices and inflation?

UK: Mudpie releases S/S 2011 print and pattern trends | 5 Aug 09

Trend forecasting agency Mudpie has launched its spring/summer 2011 trend predictions, with the second of its Print & Pattern trend books now available.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 26 Jun 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

COMMENT: Apparel made – and designed – in India? | 23 Jun 09

India is now moving up the value chain, and offers a offer a compelling combination of both outsourcing and innovation. But, asks Fiona Jenvey, CEO of trend forecasting agency Mudpie, how long will it be before the clothing and textile products imported from India are also designed there?

AUSTRALIA: Will federal funding boost clothing industry? | 4 Jun 09

The federal budget package in Australia, released last month by Kevin Rudd’s Labour Government, is promising to make the depleted textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) sector stronger and more sustainable by supporting the development of new products and processes, especially at the high-tech, high-value end of the market.

UK: Mudpie names sales director as workforce grows | 31 Mar 09

Trend forecasting agency Mudpie is expanding its team as works to build its product base, grow sales and support a network of sales agents across the world.

UK: Trend agency Mudpie opens new global offices | 16 Mar 09

Trend forecasting agency Mudpie has opened new offices in Sao Paulo, Los Angeles and Bangkok to take its trend books and bespoke apparel, colour, graphic and design services to new markets.

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