Press Release

Just Style's Outlook 2022: Annual Apparel Industry Look Ahead

Jan. 4 2022

What keeps apparel executives awake at night, and what other issues should the sector keep a close eye on in the year ahead? Unsurprisingly, worries regarding Covid were listed by the vast majority of executives consulted by Just Style, in addition to concerns around purchasing practices, an unstable China, inflation, and climate change.  

Bureau Veritas’ Rick Horwitch, Vice President, Global Retail Lead & Supply Chain Strategy, is featured in these briefings, along with experts from the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), the International Apparel Federation (IAF), the AAFA, GlobalData Plc, Accenture UKI, Coats, Better Buying Institute, Clothesource and more. 

Outlook 2022 Briefing Features
• Apparel Industry Challenges and Opportunities: 
The panel said digitalisation, agility and flexibility, and social responsibility will separate the winners from the losers in 2022, with supply chain collaboration, investing in the right technology, and sourcing diversification all cited as factors that will help apparel firms remain competitive in the future. Click to view

• What Next for Apparel Sourcing?  
How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2022, and what can apparel firms and their suppliers do to stay ahead, remain competitive and build resilience for the future? Reimagining apparel supply chains will be key to success, experts say, with regionalisation, nearshoring, and Western Hemisphere sourcing opportunities all top of mind. 

The 2022 sourcing landscape will also be focused on more collaborative buyer-supplier relationships, investments in digitalisation such as digital twins and virtual sampling, and a renewed push for sustainability and carbon neutrality.  Click to view is the online news, insight and research portal for the apparel and textile industry.