The latest reports from just-style’s research store include an in-depth look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Mexico, hosiery in France, and a profile of Swedish fashion giant H&M in the UK. 

  • Apparel and footwear specialist retailers in Mexico
    In 2013 the global economic slowdown severely affected the performance of multinational companies in some of the major markets, such as the US and Europe. As a result, many of these players shifted their attention towards developing economies, where they saw more opportunities. Since 201, several multinational brands of apparel and footwear specialist retailers have entered Mexico, bringing important dynamism to this category, as this report shows.
  • Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in South Africa, December 2013
    This report looks at the development of the textile and clothing industry in South Africa, its size and structure, and production and consumption. The report also features a geographical, political and economic profile; a detailed analysis of the country’s imports and exports; a review of government policies, investment incentives and foreign investments; an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT); and an in-depth review of South Africa’s infrastructure and human resources and how these affect the textile and clothing industry.
  • Afghanistan – ISA country report
    This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Afghanistan, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA country report contains detailed economic data and forecasts, analysis of trade and investment opportunities and coverage of the key political issues facing the country.
  • Hosiery in France
    This report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2008-2012 and analysis by distribution format, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, leading brands, and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market.
  • Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) Ltd in apparel (United Kingdom)
    Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is considered a high-end value retailer in the UK, because although it offers low-priced clothing items; they are produced using a strong slew of designer collaborations, heightening it to star status on the high street. Its collaboration with Versace and Marni was popular on the high street, while the retailer also plans collaboration with famed British footballer, David Beckham, to launch, ‘David Beckham Bodywear for H&M’ collection. This company profile looks at the strategy.
  • Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2013
    This report provides information on the latest developments in composites, environmentally friendly polymers, fabrics for protective apparel, fibres for technical textiles, new materials and smart clothing. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, individuals and organisations: Ahlstrom, Cambridge Biopolymers, Celanese, Daniel McLaughlin, DSM Dyneema, DuPont Protection Technologies, Hexoskin, Klopman International, Rennovia, Teijin Aramid and TenCate Protective Fabrics.
  • Footwear
    This report analyses the worldwide markets for footwear in US$m and million pairs by the athletic footwear (aerobic, baseball, basketball, cricket, cross-training, soccer, running, tennis, walking, hiking, hockey, athleisure, & others), outdoor/rugged footwear, casual footwear, dress/formal footwear, and footwear accessories. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018.
  • Global market review of workwear – forecasts to 2018
    This report looks at the potential, developments and trends within some emerging markets as well as the fortunes of the more established ones. Issues considered throughout the report include macro-economic instability; fluctuating raw material costs; supply chain issues; safety regulations; new infrastructure projects; material and design trends plus branded clothing.