In November 2013, the Debenhams department store chain indicated that it plans to add Size 16 plus-size mannequins in all 170 UK stores.
The specialty plus size clothing retail market include Lane Bryant (Charming Shoppes) and Avenue (Avenue Stores, LLC). Walmart also offers a limited but inexpensive plus size apparel line. The department stores JC Penney and Macy´s also offer plus size apparel. Woman Within (Redcats USA), former Lane Bryant catalog, is one of the leading online and catalog brands geared toward the mature plus size market.
Torrid (Hot Topic) is a retailer geared toward plus-size young adults. OneStopPlus.com (Redcats USA) is an online shopping mall that aggregates almost all US and International plus size brands using one checkout. International online retailers, such as Simply Be (N Brown) from the UK and City Chic (Specialty Fashion Group) from Australia, have also during recent years established themselves on the US market.
Plus size clothing catalogs are a great way that you can shop for the clothes you want from the comfort of your own home. All the plus size clothing catalogs below will be mailed to your home for free so you can take the time you need to find the clothes that will be a great fit for you.
Tip: Even if you don't order anything from these plus size clothing catalogs, they can give you some great style inspiration that you can create with the clothes you already have.
Clothing exports surge by 28%
Export revenue of textiles and garments surged 28.4 per cent to US$1.05 billion in the first month of the year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The ministry also reported that production of woven fabrics made from synthetic and artificial fibers reached 81.8 million square metres, a 12.9 per cent increase, while clothing for adults also surged 21.6 per cent to 184.8 million units.
Most Vietnamese garment and textile enterprises reported having received orders to the end of the first quarter. A number of large businesses even received orders for the second and third quarters.
The ministry said that this was an optimistic sign for the textile and garment industry and suggested firms invest more in boosting the image of Vietnamese products overseas.
Textile and garment producers should also focus on making their own materials to minimise dependence on imports, the ministry said. Natural fabrics output in January increased 2.2 per cent to 22.1 million square metres.
World demand for garments and textiles is forecast to slightly increase this year to $713 billion.
Viet Nam’s textile and garment industry aimed to grow by 12-15 per cent this year and gain export revenue of $18.5-19 billion.
The US is expected to remain Viet Nam’s largest textile and garment importer with an import value of $8.5 billion, up 11 per cent against last year.
Exports to Japan and the EU were also estimated to reach $2.4 billion each while shipments to South Korea were expected to surge 15 per cent to $1.5 billion.
In 2012, textile and garment exports reached $15.1 billion, an increase of 7.5 per cent over the previous year.
US still top market for clothing forecast to grow 3% this year
The US, Japan, the EU and South Korea are expected to remain Viet Nam's four key markets for the garment industry this year, according to the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas).
For the next few years, the US will continue to be the biggest market, with a forecast growth rate of about 3 per cent this year.
According to Vitas, Japan this year could topple the EU as the second-biggest importer of Vietnamese garments.
This year, Japan's import value is expected to be about US$2.37 billion, a year-on-year increase of 18 per cent over 2012.
Meanwhile, the EU's import value for garments is predicted to decline somewhat this year, as it did in the previous year, while Viet Nam's other key markets are expected to see increases of about 5 per cent each.
According to Vitas, most garment companies have received orders for the first quarter, and some have orders for the second and third quarters as well.
The association and its members are waiting for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to go into effect, which is expected to be signed this year.
The agreement is currently being negotiated by nine countries, the US, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Viet Nam.
Under the agreement, Vietnamese garment companies would enjoy either a zero or low per cent import tariff.
Currently, import taxes from the US and other countries are very high, affecting the competitiveness of Vietnamese garment products.
To help domestic garment companies, Vitas has asked the Government to invest more in the national garment-trademark programme.
It also wants the government to strengthen trade promotions at Vietnamese embassies around the world.
Close co-operation among companies is also needed to further develop exports, according to Vitas.
Plus size clothing for women
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