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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 16:
4th Quarter 2011

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Talking strategy: Sven Kromer of Kurt Salmon discusses the challenges facing the apparel industry and the key trends driving decision making
Strategies for sustainability in the global apparel industry (34 pages)
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2011 (10 pages)
Trade and trade policy: clothing imports, retail demand and trends in five key emerging markets, 4th quarter 2011 (23 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2011 (31 pages)

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Talking strategy: Sven Kromer of Kurt Salmon discusses the challenges facing the apparel industry and the key trends driving decision making
published in Issue 16, 4th Quarter 2011  


The global landscape for the textile and apparel industry has changed significantly in recent years. Production costs have risen in several major sourcing markets due to sharp increases in the cost of labour, energy and raw materials, while uncertainty in the global economy and growth in demand for fast fashion have led retailers to maintain lower stocks. As a result of these developments, companies are seeking to diversify their sourcing partners, by sourcing from markets closer to home and from countries where labour costs are significantly lower. In this report, Sven Kromer of Kurt Salmon -- a leading full service advisory firm -- discusses the current problems and challenges which the apparel industry faces and provides valuable insight into ways of mitigating these challenges. Furthermore, he offers his opinion on likely trends in the industry over the coming years as well as the best type of sourcing strategy for apparel retailers in the future.

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

Reports contain updates on developments in the apparel sector, trade and trade policy, research-based information on individual market sectors, business news and expert opinions on strategy to keep retailers, manufacturers and investors informed of the facts and figures which will affect their businesses.

Each issue contains:
a detailed research-based report or company profile covering information on sourcing, developments in technology, colour and/or fabric trends, market sectors such as discount retailing, or other issues which affect companies in the apparel industry;
a round-up of industry developments and innovations in the apparel sector;
a feature on trade and trade policy;
advice from industry experts on strategy; and
business news
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