Credit Helps Fuels Russian Consumer Spending Rebound

Credit Helps Fuels Russian Consumer Spending Rebound

As the nation makes its way back from a 2-year recession, shoppers are eager to start spending, even if they have to borrow to do so.Russia’s economy is starting to rebound and consumer purchase...
Recycled Polyester Sees Steady Growth, but Apparel is Not the Key Driver

Recycled Polyester Sees Steady Growth, but Apparel is Not the Key Driver

From a slow start, this eco-friendly material is gaining consumer acceptance, and moving into new categories. Within a decade, sustainable products have evolved from ‘window dressing’...
Denim Mills See Opportunities in RTW, Chinos and Recycled Fibers

Denim Mills See Opportunities in RTW, Chinos and Recycled Fibers

There’s a reason that the denim industry loves Kingpins and it’s not just the friendly, fun atmosphere or the range of international mills on display.  It’s the fact that the sh...
Yak Prices Rise as Buyers Rush to this New Niche Fiber

Yak Prices Rise as Buyers Rush to this New Niche Fiber

Prices for animal fibers are putting pressure on suppliers as demand within in this sector continues to grow. Apart from wool prices, which have been rising due to strong demand from China, yak fiber ...
Is China’s Urban Revivo the Next Zara?

Is China’s Urban Revivo the Next Zara?

Urban Revivo has proven that with the right products and the right strategy, anyone can succeed, even in the world’s most crowded market. French design, fast fashion speed, and Heian Home-style ...
Collaboration with Ruyi Helps SMCP Back on Its Feet

Collaboration with Ruyi Helps SMCP Back on Its Feet

French fashion conglomerate SMCP, which owns the brands Sandro, Maje, and Claudie Pierlot, has debuted on the Paris stock exchange after it posted strong global sales.The company has benefited greatly...
Why Rising Wages Are Not The Problem They Used to Be

Why Rising Wages Are Not The Problem They Used to Be

In early October, both Cambodia and Myanmar announced plans to raise their minimum wage in 2018. At the time, the usual rumors flared up that rising costs (wages) would make Southeast Asian nations un...
Mills Pour More Investment in Vietnam

Mills Pour More Investment in Vietnam

The abrupt end to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations doesn't seem to have had much impact on Vietnam. The country is still on a fast growth trajectory as orders and foreign...
Chinese Consumers: Young & Optimistic

Chinese Consumers: Young & Optimistic

China’s younger generation is facing the future full of optimism. Unlike their parents and grandparents, for whom saving was essential to ensure survival, this generation feels confident to loos...
5 Things We Expect During This Year’s Singles’ Day

5 Things We Expect During This Year’s Singles’ Day

Last year, Alibaba’s Tmall and Taobao Platform Singles’ Day recorded RMB120.7 billion (US$18.11 billion) in sales on Singles’ Day, up 32.3% from 2015’s RMB 91.2 billion (US$13.68 billion).Industry...
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