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Solving the Challenge of Fit in the Digital Marketplace in Fashion: Interview with Stuart Simms, CEO of Fits Me

High return rates have long been a major pain point for online fashion retailers, and fit-related returns cost companies millions in lost revenue, shipping and processing costs and threaten their long-term profitability. In this interview, Stuart Simms, CEO of Fits Me, talks to Euromonitor International about how the fashion industry is evolving from the era of […]
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Decoding Sustainability in the Denim Industry: Interview with Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co

The denim industry is regarded as having one of the worst environmental and ethical footprints within fashion. According to a Greenpeace report, it takes 1.7 million tons of chemicals to produce two billion pairs of jeans every year and the water consumption needed for production can go as high as 7,000 litres per one pair. […]
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The New Consumerism in Fashion: Will Apparel Industry Seize the Circular Economy Opportunity?

The circular economy is one of eight trends which we see combining to create The New Consumerism. The New Consumerism sees today’s consumers assessing their priorities and increasingly asking themselves what they truly value: Why own something that I only use sporadically? Why accumulate more belongings when I could be out experiencing life? Why pay for […]
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The Impact of the Brexit on Apparel

The key challenge for the apparel industry following the Brexit vote is the cloud of uncertainty hanging over the economic conditions of both the UK and Europe. Fashion retailers are still waiting to see how the Brexit will effect them before price changes, but the cost of a weak British Pound will effect all retailers […]
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Sportswear Growing in Major European Markets

Sportswear is growing more quickly in major European markets than anywhere else in the world, states Magdalena Kondej, head of apparel research at Euromonitor. Russia’s growth has been especially dynamic with major sportswear retailers looking to enter the country as growth continues. Adidas is planning to open up to 1200 shops in the country till […]
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Global Trends in Apparel for 2012

Download this podcast as an MP3 Apparel retailers will feel increased pressure to recover margins following strong discounting in 2011. Magdalena Kondej, head of apparel research at Euromonitor, says most stores will focus on strengthening margins in 2012, which will most likely lead to increased prices.  From the consumer perspective, this doesn’t seem like a good […]
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Global Industry Overview: Apparel

Magdalena Kondej, Head of Global Apparel Research at Euromonitor International, gives a detailed overview of the apparel industry. 2010 was a relatively good year for the industry following poor performances in 2008 and 2009. Although companies faced rising cotton prices and an increase in overall wages, the industry managed growth of 4% in value sales […]
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The Rise in Cotton Prices

Download this podcast (mp3) In this episode of Euromonitor International’s Globalcast, Head of Global Apparel Research, Magdalena Kondej discusses the rising price in cotton and how it affects the apparel industry. Hear about: The reasons for the record-high prices of cotton Other factors contributing to the rise of prices in apparel The strategies clothing […]
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Can the big sanitary protection brands learn how to ride the Chinese dragon, and do they need to?

The fastest growing market in the world for sanitary protection is China, where at present the most successful player is local manufacturer Hengan International Group Co Ltd. This begs the question - should this be a concern for global brand leaders such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Kimberly-Clark, or are there still enough opportunities to be had elsewhere?
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Household care in a recession – what will it mean for environmentally friendly products?

Click here to listen – The current economic crisis is affecting all industries, with consumers cutting back and trading down. In this episode of Globalcast, Euromonitor International research manager Magdalena Kondej analyses how the global financial crisis is affecting the Household Care industry. Learn: What impact the current economic situation is having on the household […]
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