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Health and wellness is driving wearable-technology growth in fashion

Wearable technology has come a long way from the original clunky smartwatch, with innovation having taken a giant leap forward in the last five years.

Five key apparel-sourcing trends for this year

Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands, retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade, says research house GlobalData, outlining five key apparel-sourcing trends for the year ahead. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions, and demands for new levels of sustainability will all weigh on fashion business…

Superdry issues profit warning as it ‘fails to resonate with consumers’

Superdry has released woeful Christmas results with a sales slump that has forced the retailer to revise its underlying pre-tax profit projection from £41.9 million to be between nil and £10 million for the current year.

Bangladesh garment factories urged to embrace sustainable practices

Bangladesh garment factories must continue to invest in making their operations more sustainable if they hope to win business over other major competing sourcing countries, says an analyst.

Casualties and challenges loom: Five key issues for retailers in 2020

Research house GlobalData has outlined five key issues for retailers in 2020, a year when casualties and challenges loom all over the world in retailing.

Can on-demand production take off in the fashion industry?

Fashion-tech start-ups such as Unmade have begun to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain – but can they succeed?

Indian retail industry sees big bump in deal activity

Deal activity in the Indian retail industry surged 30.4 per cent during the third quarter, compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

Apparel companies wising up to green benefits of 3D technologies

Clothing brands and retailers are increasingly beginning to recognise that new 3D technologies not only have the potential to increase speed to market but can also help foster the move to greener garment production.

Deal activity rises in China’s retail industry

China’s retail industry saw a rise of 33.3 per cent in overall deal activity during the third quarter, when compared with the previous four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

AR will become very important to retailers: here’s how

Although take up has been patchy so far, there is a bit of a buzz around augmented reality (AR) in the retail sector, and it is definitely getting louder.

Burberry and Tencent to open social retail concept store in Shenzhen

Burberry and Tencent have forged an exclusive partnership to develop social retail in China.

Fashion industry ‘waking up’ to benefits of blockchain technology, robotics

Blockchain and robotics are becoming increasingly popular in the global fashion industry as brands look to increase transparency and improve efficiencies, according to GlobalData.