US apparel imports (in square metres) grew 3.4% in December 2016 over December 2015, though falls in the previous six months a 2016 annual fall of 1.1%.
Just about every apparel industry commentator on the planet is constantly going on about rising cost prices. But do any of them look at what buyers are paying?
The US dollar value of Chinese apparel exports continued to fall in June. But, with exports to the UK and US remaining healthy, the fall seems mostly the result of the collapsing euro and yen.
A Honduras labour federation, the Federación Independiente de Trabajadores de Honduras – FITH – has resumed its lengthy fight against garment factory Petralex, this time over claims of suppressing union activity.
The Great Place to Work Institute named Hanesbrands the third best multinational company to work for in Central America and the Caribbean.
The US Department of Labor (DoL) raised serious concerns on February 27 about the effective enforcement of labour laws in Honduras under the CAFTA-DR labour chapter.
Chinese apparel exports to the West grew faster in 2014 than other apparel exports and than domestic sales.
Hanesbrands announced on January 26 it was adding 120 jobs to the 450 at its Clarksville, Arkansas, sheer hosiery plant in a $1.5mn expansion. A decade ago, the plant employed 480.
Rich country imports from Bangladesh continue slide in November as Vietnam looks 2014’s big success story
Rich country garment imports from Bangladesh fell year on year in November for the third time in four months, as Bangladesh’s sales to the EU continued to fall – though far less than its rate of sales decline to the US. Rich country apparel imports, measured in square metres of fabric, grew 3% on November 2013, bringing import growth for the 11 months to 6.7%
Public perception of government and public-sector corruption has recently worsened in virtually all major garment-making countries, according to the 2014 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.
With slowing growth in the volume of garments the rich world imported in August, imports from Bangladesh showed the first year on year fall since before the Rana Plaza collapse.
Texas cotton growers sell off the former Koramsa as Delta Apparel moves fabric production from US to Honduras
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA), a US cotton growers’ cooperative said on June 9 it “looked forward to refocusing our efforts on our core businesses of cotton marketing, warehousing and software services for our members and customers” after selling the Denimatrix denim factory in the US and the jeans factory formerly called Koramsa to a newly formed US acquisitions vehicle owned by private equity.
…as market share slips
“compensation category is 6% in 2012, 7.25% in 2013 and 8% in 2014″.”