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10 key trends to watch in the apparel industry in 2022
There are 10 key trends in motion within the apparel industry that can be used to make an educated guess for what will be in store for 2022.

ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Bangladesh apparel sector
Just Style reveals what you need to know about key apparel sourcing destinations starting with the Bangladesh apparel sector.

Ralph Lauren debuts “world’s first” cotton-based performance material
US fashion firm Ralph Lauren says the RLX Clarus Polo Shirt is made with the world’s first high performance cotton fabric.

Boom in sportswear to outlast Covid as consumers favour comfort
The sportswear market is expected to grow 25% between 2021-2025 as consumers continue to adapt to a lifestyle change linked to Covid.

Adidas, Prada team on open-metaverse NFT project
German sporting goods giant adidas and luxury fashion firm PRADA are bringing their third collaboration into the metaverse.

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Weakening CAFTA origin rules will leave US apparel supply chain exposed
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has warned of the “significant adverse impact” of proposals aimed at weakening the rules of origin clause of the CAFTA trade agreement.

Nike is named world’s most valuable apparel brand of 2021
NIKE is being dubbed the world’s most valuable apparel brand of 2021 with a valuation of over US$30bn, which is ahead of it’s closest rivals.

Myanmar political disruption pushes apparel orders to Cambodia
Cambodia and Myanmar apparel industry leaders have confirmed a shift in manufacturing orders from Myanmar to Cambodia, caused by the economic and political disruption within Myanmar, since the 1 February 2021 coup.

New York weighs fashion sustainability act
New York state is weighing social and environmental sustainability legislation that would hold fashion brands accountable for supply chain failings.

Amazon Style: A “magic wardrobe” to a new fashion retail world?
Amazon Style is the e-commerce giant’s latest push to dominate the fashion retail industry. It’s a physical store with virtual changing rooms.

US apparel importers to face challenges under Xinjiang bill
Apparel firms not engaging in comprehensive supplier mapping and due diligence will face significant challenges under the new Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA).

The breakthrough apparel innovations at CES 2022
Just Style’s round-up of the innovations in the apparel and footwear sectors presented at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

A shifting supply chain for brands and retailers in 2022
A new report suggests the supply chain is shifting for brands and retailers and information and technology updates are needed moving forward.

Victoria’s Secret & Co, enters JV for China retail operation
Victoria’s Secret & Co and lingerie maker Regina Miracle have formed a JV to operate all Victoria’s Secret stores and the related online business in China.

US apparel imports faced rising sourcing costs in November
Increasing demand and supply shortages led to a 10% rise in the unit price of US apparel imports in November.

Ralph Lauren eyes metaverse opportunities
Ralph Lauren is focused on chasing opportunities in the metaverse, CEO Patrice Louvet confirmed yesterday at the NRF annual conference.

MySize new smart mirror enables virtual try-on
MySize has launched a new smart mirror that allows shoppers to virtually try on a garment and provide fit recommendations.

US apparel industry pleads for measures to resolve shipping crisis
US apparel and footwear brands are urging president Biden for further steps to resolve the ongoing shipping crisis hurting the industry.

Epic Group inks sustainability-linked trade facility
Epic Group has signed a sustainability-linked trade finance facility with HSBC where pricing is tied to its environmental performance.

Project to pivot textile processing for a greener future
The project will accelerate the shift from wet to mostly dry processing – said to be crucial for the path to net-zero.