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TAL Apparel, VF Corp and Zalando join Global Fashion Agenda

16 January 2020 | Beth Wright

TAL Apparel, VF Corporation, and Zalando have become the latest companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's associate partners circle, who will all contribute with insights from various parts of the supply chain.... read more


How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview

22 August 2018 | Leonie Barrie

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.... read more


TAL Apparel speeds up migration to cloud ERP

22 September 2017 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant TAL Apparel Limited has finished the first phase of migrating its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to a cloud-based alternative in a bid to achieve significant cost reductions and operational efficiencies.... read more


How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game – Interview

14 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style. ... read more


ERP helps TAL Apparel achieve an agile business

27 September 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant TAL Apparel Limited is implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help support an agile business model targeting high-end brands.... read more


Outlook 2015: What keeps you awake at night?

15 January 2015 | Leonie Barrie

When it comes to other issues the apparel industry should be keeping a close eye on in the year ahead, compliance and factory safety, macroeconomic headwinds, trade legislation, and consumer confidence are all cited as likely to have a bearing on whether or not 2015 turns out to be better than 2014.... read more


Outlook 2015: What's happening at retail?

15 January 2015 | Leonie Barrie

What key strengths and strategies are helping retailers to take the lead? Building fully integrated and flexible supply chains, with an end-to-end focus on ethics and responsibility will help to separate the winners from the losers in 2015.... read more


Outlook 2015: What's happening with sourcing?

15 January 2015 | Leonie Barrie

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2015, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? China is seen moving higher up the value chain, and near-shoring is likely to make small inroads, but improving productivity and building long-term vendor relationships are seen as key.... read more


Outlook 2015: Challenges and opportunities

15 January 2015 | Leonie Barrie

One of the biggest challenges – and opportunities – facing the apparel industry in 2015 is how best to embrace the omni-channel retail model, improve the shopping experience, and respond with new supply chain solutions. The changing profile of consumers in Asia is also likely to impact consumption and production, while global compliance and factory safety will continue to be a focal point.... read more


Global news roundup

25 November 2014 | Michelle Russell

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.... read more


Lectra cutting room tool taps faster fashion trend

14 November 2014 | Leonie Barrie

Lectra has launched the latest release of its Optiplan cutting-room optimisation tool, with new features to help for apparel manufacturers streamline operations and improve efficiency.... read more


Fits.me completes US$5.3m management buy-in

24 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

Virtual fitting room developer Fits.me has received EUR4.2m (US$5.3m) from its CEO and existing investors in a management buy-in.... read more


New Patagonia range uses material in its purest form

9 October 2014 | Richard Woodard

Outdoor wear specialist Patagonia has launched a range of clothing made using “responsible manufacturing” techniques, including undyed cashmere and reclaimed cotton.... read more


HONG KONG: TAL Group improves pre-production efficiency

10 September 2014 | Katie Smith

TAL Apparel Group has saved US$2.1m or 1% of fabric consumption after implementing a cut plan and order management solution from Lectra.... read more


HONG KONG: Prime Source Forum gears up for sourcing debate

28 March 2014 | Leonie Barrie

In less than a week's time, senior sourcing executives from Marks & Spencer, Puma, Esprit, Perry Ellis, Under Armour, VF Asia, Luen Thai Holdings, Crystal Group and TAL Apparel will be sharing their views and insight with other industry stakeholders at Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong.... read more


Outlook 2014: Other issues to watch

16 January 2014 | Leonie Barrie

What is likely to keep apparel industry execs awake at night in 2014 – and is the year ahead set to be better than 2013? While confident in their outlook, managing risks and protecting brands are set to be top priorities. Social unrest and violence in supplier countries are among the issues to watch, as are new internet business models.... read more


Outlook 2014: What's happening with retail?

16 January 2014 | Leonie Barrie

What will define the retailer winners from the losers in 2014 - and what key strengths and strategies are helping companies to take leading positions? International growth and online sales are leading the way, bringing challenges in tailoring ranges, sourcing and logistics to the needs of each market. The winners will be those who are distinctive and deliver excitement.... read more


Outlook 2014: What's happening with sourcing?

16 January 2014 | Leonie Barrie

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2014, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? While China is still seen leading the pack, forging strategic relationships with key manufacturers and supply countries, a growing interest in onshoring or reshoring for the US and EU, and striking a balance between speed and cost, are among the suggestions.... read more


Outlook 2014: Apparel industry challenges

16 January 2014 | Leonie Barrie

Among the biggest challenges facing the apparel industry in 2014, responsible sourcing and the need for greater visibility across the supply chain were singled out. Another issue is increased volatility in apparel retail, along with the rise of omnichannel and its impact on sourcing and logistics.... read more


HONG KONG: Prime Source Forum returns for sourcing debate

14 March 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Senior executives from across the apparel industry and its supply chain will be heading to Hong Kong later this month for the annual Prime Source Forum.... read more


Outlook 2013: Other issues to watch

4 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Generally, 2013 is seen as being another challenging year for the apparel industry – although there is cautious optimism for an improved business environment. Issues such as compliance, sustainability and product safety are likely to come to the fore, and keep a close eye on trade talks to expand duty-free opportunities such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).... read more


Outlook 2013: Apparel industry opportunities

4 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Opportunities the apparel industry should focus on this year include developing strategic relationships to improve flexibility across the supply chain; a focus on adding value through design, innovation and branding to protect margins; and the use of technology to integrate the multichannel experience.... read more


Outlook 2013: Lessons that should have been learnt

4 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

What should apparel firms have learnt from the upheaval of the past couple of years - and what should they be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future? They need to remain nimble enough to respond to changing buying patterns, develop strong partnerships across the supply chain, and focus on a sourcing portfolio that balances costs and risks.... read more


Outlook 2013: Apparel industry challenges

4 February 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Uncertainty is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the apparel industry in 2013. The economic situation in Europe and the US, a combination of rising production costs and flat prices, the pressure to improve working conditions, a lack of new production centres and low volume growth in fashion all add up to a worrying year.... read more


SLDF 2012: SAC eco-index to help reduce supplier audits

16 November 2012 | Petah Marian

Suppliers may need to undergo only one audit a year on their sustainability and environmental credentials if an eco-index initiative by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) takes off.... read more


IAF Convention 2012: Getting smarter across the supply chain

27 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Instead of focusing on product costs as a way of offsetting the pressures faced in both retail and sourcing markets, the apparel supply chain should look instead at optimising processes, boosting collaboration and generally getting smarter, industry executives believe.... read more


IAF Convention 2012: Is fast fashion sustainable?

26 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

The rise of the fast fashion retail model that keeps consumer interest by feeding through fresh merchandise more frequently is out of kilter with the industry's increasing focus on sustainability issues, according to speakers at this year's IAF World Apparel Convention.... read more


Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, president, IAF

6 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.... read more


US: Sustainable Apparel Coalition unveils new eco-index

27 July 2012 | Petah Marian

Clothing and footwear firms including Nike, Marks & Spencer, Levi Strauss and Walmart are among those backing a new tool designed to measure sustainability and environmental impact across the industry supply chain.... read more


UK: Middlesex University opens TAL fashion studios

13 February 2012 | Petah Marian

Middlesex University has named its fashion studios after Hong Kong based clothing supplier TAL Apparel in recognition of the long-standing support the company has given the university.... read more


Hong Kong's changing role in the apparel industry

10 February 2012 | Vicky Sung

China's rise over the past two decades as the leading location for apparel sourcing has had a knock-on effect on Hong Kong's role in the global garment industry, shifting it from a manufacturer to a servicing and sourcing centre. It will take on even more diverse roles in the future, according to industry executives speaking at recent conferences in Hong Kong. Vicky Sung reports.... read more


just-style management briefing: Other issues to watch in the year ahead

2 February 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Generally, 2012 is seen as being another challenging business year for the apparel industry. Uncertainties include the performance of the global economy, the European debt crisis, US consumer sentiment, and producer price inflation. Being able to react quickly to sourcing challenges, get more efficient in production, and reduce cycle times will help firms react to these volatile markets.... read more


just-style management briefing: Lessons learnt from the past for the future

2 February 2012 | Leonie Barrie

What should apparel firms have learnt from the upheaval of the past couple of years - and what should they be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future? Buyers and manufacturers need to build a deeper, long-term relationship our respondents said, as well as focusing on a sourcing portfolio that balances costs and risks.... read more


just-style management briefing: Opportunities for the apparel industry in 2012

2 February 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Opportunities the apparel industry can look forward to this year include speed to market, which favours sourcing in the western hemisphere; growth in the number and spending power of middle-lass consumers in emerging markets like China and India; and the use of technology and the internet to make sourcing a truly global activity.... read more


just-style management briefing: Apparel industry challenges in 2012

2 February 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Uncertainty is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the apparel industry in 2012. The economic situation in Europe and the US, swings in commodity prices, labour shortages and rising costs, especially in China, all add up to a worrying year.... read more


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