We also offer a flexible subscription product,
the Multi Report Package,
which allows you to select your own choice of reports from our full range,
to suit your own budget. Click here for full details.
Editorial: Imports of cotton textiles and apparel from Xinjiang face sanctions over human rights
published in Issue 207, January 2021
Cotton products imported from China's north-western province of Xinjiang—including textiles and apparel—are threatened by growing international opposition to China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in the region. Such is the seriousness of the situation that the USA imposed a regional ban on imports of all cotton products and tomatoes from Xinjiang in January 2021. There have also been calls for action against China in other countries. In mid-January 2021 the UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, described conditions under which over a million Uyghur Muslims are being held in camps and forced into work as being "inhumane" and "degrading" and he set out measures designed to ensure that UK companies do not allow products made using forced labour in Xinjiang province to enter their supply chains. In another move, the Better Cotton Initiative—an independent body which promotes ethical and sustainable standards—has decided to stop auditing and certifying farms in Xinjiang. The US ban could have a significant impact on the global fashion industry, not least because Xinjiang accounts for around 85% of the cotton grown in China and for about 20% of the cotton grown worldwide. In this editorial, Robin Anson examines the findings of an in-depth report entitled "China's 'tainted' cotton" which was published by the BBC in December 2020, and he discusses the likely impact on the textile and apparel industry of the US ban and other measures aimed at deterring companies from allowing cotton products made in Xinjiang to enter their supply chains.
Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
country profiles providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
company profiles giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
trends in world textile and apparel trade and production taking into account current issues facing the industry such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
Textile Outlook International is available on subscription either in printed format only, or in printed and electronic format. If you choose the printed only option, you will receive 6 printed publications a year, containing a total of 30 reports plus editorials written by Robin Anson, our editorial director and in-house industry expert.
Electronic supplement If you choose the printed and electronic option, you will receive an extra service. You will still receive each issue in printed format, delivered to you by traditional post.
In addition, you will be able to download PDF files containing the same information but the PDF files will be available immediately on publication, so you dont have to wait for the printing and mailing. You also have all the benefits of electronic files: instant access even when you are away from the office; convenient storage in your PC or laptop; portability; electronic search facility; and copy/paste facility.
This is what our customers say:
"I can't believe I never ran across Textiles Intelligence when I was in graduate school. While researching today I found it..it was like finding gold. GREAT JOB!!!"