Türkiye apparel industry is the reliable supplier of Europe
Türkiye’s İstanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) reveals why the country is so highly regarded as a nearsourcing apparel supplier to Europe and refutes the allegations made in a recent report on modern slavery.

Zara’s ‘bold’ new returns fees will inspire other fashion players to follow suit
Inditex-owned Zara has announced it is to start charging a fee for returns to drop-off points, a move experts say will create a domino effect across the fashion industry.

Sri Lanka remains unmatched in high-end apparel manufacture
Despite the challenges impacting the South Asian nation, Norman Collier, director of narrow fabrics manufacturer, Stretchline Holdings, says Sri Lanka’s high-end apparel manufacturing remains unmatched.

Global laws and regulations impacting apparel sourcing
Peter Needle, president at supply chain management software specialist Segura, explores the laws and regulations impacting the apparel industry and its supply chain.

Overpopulation versus falling birth rates for the apparel industry
How will falling birth rates in East Asia affect the apparel industry and is overpopulation still a problem? Apparel industry consultant Robert Antoshak discusses what the next 30 years could have in-store.

From pandemic to recession – how will the apparel industry cope?
The global apparel industry is still working hard to resolve the supply chain issues caused by the pandemic, but the challenge is intensifying with soaring energy prices and record-breaking inflation levels, not to mention a threat of ‘recession’.

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Pakistan garment exports could sink 35% on flooding fallout
The clothing and textile sector in Pakistan is anticipating a drop of at least 30% in the value of exports after the recent floods wiped out much of the country’s usually plentiful cotton crop, and the sector is seeking out strategies to buy cheaper cotton abroad.

China tariffs are working in nearshoring manufacturing
China tariffs have significantly contributed to the new ‘bringing it home’ trend in US fashion manufacturing, writes Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations.

When apparel supply chains fail to supply
From the pandemic, inflation and shipping costs to Russia threatening Ukraine, industry consultant Bob Antoshak gets under the skin of how wider issues are affecting apparel supply chains.

Why sustainability is inextricably linked to apparel purchasing practices
Ahead of Better Buying’s Partnership Index opening for supplier ratings on Monday, new board member, Shahi Exports’ Anant Ahuja explains how purchasing practices can be used to improve sustainability within the fashion industry.

Fashion brands must embrace sustainable clothing production
It’s time to persuade fashion high street brands to embrace a more sustainable approach to clothing production, writes Dr Alan Hudd, the founder of digital textile dyeing and finishing company, Alchemie Technology.

Covid two years on: The apparel industry’s ten biggest lessons
What were the greatest lessons the industry learned from the pandemic, and what opportunities has it presented? Supply chain vulnerability, partner-based relationships, and a multi-channel offering are all among the biggest takeaways from the last two years.

How fashion businesses can prepare for German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act
Jessica McGoverne, director of corporate affairs at Sedex, outlines how fashion brands and retailers can ready themselves for the incoming German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.

US tariffs hurt Central America not China — but there is a solution
Central America has not benefited from the US’ tariffs against China for one simple reason but there are three ways to fix it, writes the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s vice president, trade and customs policy, Beth Hughes.

OPINION: The story behind 2022’s US garment retail disaster
Everyone is aware of the disaster facing US garment retail but no one has explained what exactly happened or more importantly why, writes apparel industry consultant David Birnbaum.

A new vision to help Sri Lankan apparel rise to the challenges of 2022
Despite having faced another tumultuous year, the Sri Lankan apparel industry has shown remarkable resilience in 2021. Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) chairman A Sukumaran explores how the Sri Lankan apparel sector is prepared to weather 2022.

Outlook 2022 – Apparel industry challenges and opportunities
What keeps apparel executives awake at night, and what other issues should the sector keep a close eye on in the year ahead? Unsurprisingly, worries regarding Covid were listed by the vast majority of executives consulted by Just Style, in addition to concerns around purchasing practices, an unstable China, inflation, and climate change.

Could the cotton crash of 2022 signify the next recession?
Worried about the economic outlook? Then, buckle up because the cotton market has called the next recession, which may already be upon us, writes apparel industry consultant Bob Antoshak.

How fashion for Gen Z will rely on AI and big data
Fashinza’s co-founder, Jamil Ahmad, explains how AI and Big Data are where designers are now looking for their creative inspo.

Patagonia move has shaken up the ESG world
The announcement that any profits made by apparel company Patagonia will be spent on tackling climate change could be an ESG game-changer.