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The global fashion business journal

Sep 19, 20209:36pm

Markets

h By MDS
Dec 30, 2019 — 4:28pm

Online sales are ascending but so are returns. Return shipping costs are now a customary necessity for retailers and brands to do business. It’s expected 2 million returns for one carrier alone on January 2. 

h By C. J.
Dec 27, 2019 — 8:54am

Economic slowdown and trade war affected the consumption of cotton during the 2018-2019 season, when dropped by 1%. Raw material prices also stumbled during the season, which started the year at 99.5 cents per pound and ended 2019 at 84 cents.

h By C. J.
Dec 24, 2019 — 8:57am

During 2019, tensions increased between the European Union and the Asian country over the elimination of tariffs, after Brussels determined that Cambodia carried out practices against human rights.

h By mds
Dec 23, 2019 — 4:44pm

The number of online retailers in the United Kingdom in financial distress has risen over 65% since 2017, to 9,024, according to insolvency firm Begbies Traynor.  

h By mds
Dec 23, 2019 — 4:00pm

La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (Cepal), estimates that the region will grow only by 0.1% on average this year.


h By mds
Dec 20, 2019 — 5:02pm

Fashion sales in the United Kingdom have dropped by 3.7% in the week to December 15, according to the BDO High Street Sales tracker.

h By Silvia Riera
Dec 20, 2019 — 8:57am

The break caused by the financial crisis knocked out companies that had been unstable after two decades of productive and manufacturing relocation.

h By mds
Dec 19, 2019 — 5:09pm

The Garment District Alliance has revealed its new plan that involves selecting ten potential programs to provide services to designers and boost the impact of local industry.

h By C. J.
Dec 19, 2019 — 8:54am

Developed markets will record a 1.6% advance in 2019, compared to the 2.3% growth recorded in 2018.

h By Silvia Riera
Dec 18, 2019 — 8:54am

Cotton, one of the main raw materials of the fashion industry, reached record highs in 2011 and again hit lows just three years later.

h By mds
Dec 17, 2019 — 6:28pm

A report by the consultant Bain&Company estimates that two-thirds of retailers in the United States will pass tariff-related costs on to holiday shoppers.

h By Silvia Riera
Dec 17, 2019 — 8:58am

The look for lower costs has continued to define sourcing routes of the fashion industry, although after the Rana Plaza tragedy in 2013 everything changed.

h By C. J.
Dec 17, 2019 — 8:57am

Most of the indicators used for the Hot Retail Cities 2019 report correspond to 2018, so the conflicts taking place in the world in 2019 or the 2020 election calendar have not yet impacted on their position in the global ranking.

h By MDS
Dec 16, 2019 — 4:21pm

The Italian luxury goods association has announced its roadmap until 2022.

h By mds
Dec 13, 2019 — 6:49pm

The region, strongly dependent on the evolution of raw materials, hasn’t been able to recover in the last forty years, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

News on the latest macroeconomic indicators related to the textile- and fashion industry worldwide.

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