Apparel news
56 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Denim Imports On The Rise - Sourcing Journal Online

Denim Imports On The Rise - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Import data from the Office of Textiles and Apparel, or OTEXA, show that in the first seven months of 2013.....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries Retires, Effective Immediately - Sourcing Journal Online

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries Retires, Effective Immediately - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
It is the end of an era for Abercrombie & Fitch. The teen apparel company announced that its long-time CEO Michael Jeffries is retiring, effective immediately.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Avery Dennison RBIS Opens LA Customer Design and Innovation Center - Sourcing Journal Online

Avery Dennison RBIS Opens LA Customer Design and Innovation Center - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Avery Dennison RBIS, a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions, recently opened a Customer Design and Innovation Center (CDIC) in Los Angeles.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Interfilière New York Doubles Attendance - Sourcing Journal Online

Interfilière New York Doubles Attendance - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
The second edition of Interfilière New York pulled in over 400 executives from the intimate apparel, activewear and swim industries.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Op-Ed: Renewing Nicaragua TPL Is Not Just a Game - Sourcing Journal Online

Op-Ed: Renewing Nicaragua TPL Is Not Just a Game - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
U.S. trade policy makers can use the skills they learned on Sesame Street to address a key trade issue arising from the U.S./Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreements (CAFTA-DR).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Alibaba Stock Soars in Trading Debut - Sourcing Journal Online

Alibaba Stock Soars in Trading Debut - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning at 11:55 a.m. at a price of $92.70, and ended the day at $93.89, 38 percent above its initial public offering price of $68.00, putting the market value of the company in excess of $230 billion. The deal raised $21.8 billion, the [...]
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Adidas to Use Only Bluesign-Approved Chemicals - Sourcing Journal Online

Adidas to Use Only Bluesign-Approved Chemicals - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Athletic apparel and equipment giant, Adidas, has said it will only use Bluesign-approved chemicals throughout its supply chain in the future, in order to improve its sustainability.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Flirty and Cool - Apparel News

Flirty and Cool - Apparel News | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Flirty and Cool Apparel News Fans of the HeartSoul juniors line will soon find a collection of swimwear and coverups following a licensing agreement between Gardena, Calif.–based Big Strike, owners of the HeartSoul brand, and Miami-based swim maker...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Apparel industry appeals to govt to expedite FTA to boost exports

Apparel industry appeals to govt to expedite FTA to boost exports | Apparel news | Scoop.it
For getting a better market access, the apparel exporters have urged the government to expedite the finalisation of the India-EU Free Trade Agreement(FTA). Virender Uppal, Chairman, Apparel Exports Promotion Council (..
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Gap Reveals Plans For Heavy Expansion into China - Sourcing Journal Online

Gap Reveals Plans For Heavy Expansion into China - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Gap Inc. has set its sights on heavy expansion in China among other global growth initiatives, and on building up its current omnichannel offerings in order to create a “world-class shopping experience” for consumers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Press Release: K.I.D.S., Fashion Delivers Host Gala Event, Sourcing Journal Online

Press Release: K.I.D.S., Fashion Delivers Host Gala Event,  Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it

Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, Inc., partner charities that have provided over $1 billion in new product donations to families affected by poverty and natural disasters, will recognize four leaders from the retail, fashion and finance industries at their annual Gala Fundraiser taking place Wednesday, November 6 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. The celebrated film & television actress/producer Vivica A. Fox will serve as the event’s emcee.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Bayer CropScience Launches e3 Sustainable Cotton Program - Sourcing Journal Online

Bayer CropScience Launches e3 Sustainable Cotton Program - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Print PDFNew York, New York (July 16, 2013) – Bayer CropScience launched its revolutionary e3™ sustainable cotton program today at the Kingpins New York denim sourcing show.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Walmart highlights efforts to benefit APEC economies - Wall Street Journal

Walmart highlights efforts to benefit APEC economies - Wall Street Journal | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Walmart highlights efforts to benefit APEC economies Wall Street Journal For example, supporting the economic empowerment of women, increasing the speed and efficiency in both our supply chain and our sourcing operations, adding new stores and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Edward Lampert Talks Sears Store Closures, Plans for Future - Sourcing Journal Online

Edward Lampert Talks Sears Store Closures, Plans for Future - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Money will be the means for Sears to carry out its “transformation” and the retailer will get it by all means necessary.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Sourcing Summit 2014 Takeaway: Athleisure Still Has Legs - Sourcing Journal Online

Sourcing Summit 2014 Takeaway: Athleisure Still Has Legs - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
There’s still plenty of room for growth in athleisure, or active apparel worn as streetwear--a key takeaway from a panel discussion at Sourcing Journal’s "Insight and Outlook" Summit held Tuesday at the Harmonie Club in New York.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Sears Canada CEO to Step Down - Sourcing Journal Online

Sears Canada CEO to Step Down - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Sears Canada Inc. announced Thursday that president and chief executive Douglas C. Campbell will resign from his posts by the end of this calendar year, just one year after he took the leadership roles.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Esprit Reports Financial Ups and Downs - Sourcing Journal Online

Esprit Reports Financial Ups and Downs - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
A number of operational changes brought on by Esprit CEO Jose Manuel Martinez Gutierrez helped Esprit to stabilize its business.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Wet Seal Ventures Into Junior Plus Size Market - Sourcing Journal Online

Wet Seal Ventures Into Junior Plus Size Market - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Since exiting its Arden B business in April, junior retailer Wet Seal Inc. announced during a conference call last week that it plans to focus on establishing its own presence in the Junior Plus category. It also plans to close 48 stores.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Consumers Spending Less on Apparel and Footwear - Sourcing Journal Online

Consumers Spending Less on Apparel and Footwear - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Consumer spending on apparel and footwear continued to decelerate in July, according to the most current data released by the Department of Commerce
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

US Apparel and Footwear Industry Renews Call for Immediate, and Long Term Extension of AGOA - Sourcing Journal Online

US Apparel and Footwear Industry Renews Call for Immediate, and Long Term Extension of AGOA - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE: The head of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) today renewed calls for swift action to renew the expiring African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Pettet Endurance Project Launches American-Made Merino Wool Athletic Apparel - Sourcing Journal Online (subscription)

Pettet Endurance Project Launches American-Made Merino Wool Athletic Apparel - Sourcing Journal Online (subscription) | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Pettet Endurance Project Launches American-Made Merino Wool Athletic Apparel Sourcing Journal Online (subscription) Running apparel brand Pettet Endurance Project (PEP) recently debuted its line of U.S.-made merino wool apparel designed...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

The U.S. Apparel Import from Asia (Jan 2014)

The U.S. Apparel Import from Asia (Jan 2014) | Apparel news | Scoop.it

Total U.S. apparel imports grew 3.3% to $6.8 billion in January, according to data released last week by the Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA). Total unit volume, measured on a square meter equivalent basis, increased 3.4%, driving the average cost per SME down by a negligible .2%.

 

Vietnam enjoyed the biggest share gain of U.S. apparel imports, growing from 10.2% of the dollar total in January 2013 to 11.5% in 2014. Indonesia suffered the biggest share loss, dropping from 7.5% to 6.7%. China’s share edged up from 38.1% to 38.3% on a dollar basis.

 

Apparel imports from Vietnam totaled $785 million, growing 16.3% year-on-year, almost five times faster than total imports and more than four times faster than imports from China, whose apparel shipments to the U.S. increased by 3.9% on a dollar basis. Vietnam’s total volume is still less than a third the size of China’s, however.

 

Indonesia’s position as the third largest source of apparel has been challenged by Bangladesh, whose dollar and unit shipments to the U.S. grew faster, and whose unit shipments were greater. Bangladesh’s recent significant minimum wage increase might begin to alter considerably the country’s cost advantage vis-à-vis China and Vietnam, and could slow its growth.

 

U.S. apparel imports from China totaled $2.6 billion in January, up only 3.9% over January 2013. Units (on a square meter equivalent basis) rose 5.5%, driving the cost per unit lower by 1.5%, a steeper decline than the overall average.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Sears Canada CEO Jumps Ship; Takes Top Post at Sephora - Sourcing Journal Online

Sears Canada CEO Jumps Ship; Takes Top Post at Sephora - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Calvin McDonald, the former CEO of Sears Canada, just resigned his post to be come the CEO of Sephora, a colossus in the beauty retail field.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Five Trends That Will Revolutionize the Sourcing Business - Sourcing Journal Online

Five Trends That Will Revolutionize the Sourcing Business - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
We are on the cusp a new era in global sourcing.
Here are five big trends that are changing the sourcing landscape:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Apparel Imports Soar in June - Sourcing Journal Online

Apparel Imports Soar in June - Sourcing Journal Online | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Apparel import growth accelerated in June, bucking the trend of overall goods and services imports, which fell sharply....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sourcing Journal
Scoop.it!

Check Out Cameron Silver's New Shoes - Apparel News

Check Out Cameron Silver's New Shoes - Apparel News | Apparel news | Scoop.it
Check Out Cameron Silver's New Shoes
Apparel News
Cameron Silver, founder of Los Angeles–based vintage emporium Decades, has a new collection for Nine West inspired by '80s punk styles.
more...
No comment yet.