Useful Resources


(Updated: February, 2017)

UD Library Resources

UD library FASH resources page

UD Business Database

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)

Just Style World News

Just Style Report

Sourcing Journal Online

Euromonitor Passport

Berg Fashion Library




Apparel Online

Textile World1

Textile World2

Business of Fashion (BOF)

California Apparel News

Beaverlake6 Report (Global technical textile newsletter)

Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management (JFMM)

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal (CTRJ)

International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education

Fashion Practice

Fashion and Textiles

Fashion Theory

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal

Journal of the Textile Institute (JTI)

Journal of Global Fashion Marketing

Journal of Global Marketing

Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (JTATM)

Fibers and Textiles in Eastern Europe

Journal of World Trade

Journal of International Economics

World Economy

Economic Perspective

Journal of Policy Modeling

The International Trade Journal (ITJ)

Journal of Economic Integration

Journal of International Trade and Economic Development

Review of International Political Economy

World Trade Review

Harvard Business Review

Sloan Management Review

California Management Review

European Business Review

Asia Pacific Business Review

Inside US-China Trade

The Economist

Financial Times (UK)

Wall Street Journal

New York Times

Inside US Trade

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Policy Analysis

Foreign Policy

Diplomacy and Statecraft

World Affairs

International Organization

Current History

Supply Chain Management Review

Business Insights: Essentials

OECD I-library

EIU country report

Mergent Intellect

S&P Netadvantage


Global Forecasting Service


*Hoover’s Academics

*First Research


*Journal of World Investment and Trade

*Inside US-China Trade

*Inside US Trade Daily Report

*Inside US Trade

*AtoZ database

Trade Database/Publication      

Guide to foreign trade statistics (Census)  

United Nation Comtrade(UNComtrade)  

Trade Map (ITC)

U.S. foreign trade (USITC)                                                              

U.S. textile and apparel trade statistics

U.S. textile and apparel trade by NAICS (Census)

Global textile and apparel trade statistics (WTO)

Year in Trade (USITC)–FTA data

Shifts in U.S. merchandise trade (USITC)

Recent trends in US service trade (USITC) [select service industries] 

EU External Trade (EUROSTAT) [Detailed data, select SITC, 65, 84]

Taiwan textile and apparel trade data (TW Textile Federation)

TradeStats Express (US Department of Commerce)

Maritime Transportation Cost Database (OECD)

Trade in Value Added (WTO-OECD)

World Input and Output Database (WIOD)

Trade Monitoring Database (WTO)

CEPII (Gravity model)

Trade data about the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA Info)

Introduction to Trade Data and Code (UNCG)

FTA, Tariff and Rules of Origin

WTO FTA database

WTO PTA database

US HTS code

US FTA tariff rate

Country Import Tariff Report for Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)

EU tariff rate (my export)

RTA (regional trade agreement) database

Industry & Macroeconomic Database

Industry output (world)–UN Industrial Commodity Statistics Database

World Economic Outlook (IMF)

Industry Snapshots (Census)

American FactFinder (Census)

Employment in the U.S. textile and apparel industries (BLS)

Shipment of the U.S. textile and apparel industries (Census)

BLS Occupational Data

BLS Occupational Projection Database

International Labor Comparison (BLS)

GDP and added value of U.S. textile and apparel industries (BEA)

BLS industry at a glance

BLS producer price index (PPI)

U.S. Foreign Direct Investment (BEA)

Foreign Direct Investment by Industry (OECD)

Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB) (Census)

GEOFED (Fed Reserve Bank At St. Louis)

World Bank development indicators

Inudstry Concordance (Concordance of different data classification system)

Foreign Direct Investment (UNCTAD)

International Monetory Fund elibrary Data (IMF)

EU National Account by Industry  (EU Stat)

EU Textile and Apparel Industry (up to 2008 Eurostat)

EU Textile and Apparel Industry (since 2009 Eurostat)

NACE Re 2 (C13 for textiles and C14 for apparel)

EU trade data (COMEXT, Eurostat)

EU Clothing Retail Statistics (Eurostat)

Global Foreign Direct Investment (ITC)

Government Agencies and Trade Regulations

Textile Office, U.S. Trade Representative Office

Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce (OTEXA)

U.S. Textile Book Transmittals (CBP)

Textile and Clothing Industry, European Commission

EU Textile and Clothing Trade Policy

EU Textile and Clothing Industry (old, EU Commission)

EU fashion and creative industry (new, EU Commission)

Canada Textile Industry (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Department)

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (World Bank)

Global Anti-dumping Database (World Bank)

Global Counterveiling Duty Database (World Bank)

Global Safeguard Measures Database (World Bank)

Retail and Consumers

Consumer Expenditure Survey (BLS)

U.S. Apparel Retail (Census)

EU Consumer Scoreboard (EU Commission)

EU textile and clothing retail (Eurostat, under trade and services)

Retail Insight Center (NRF)

China retail sales (NBS)

International Organizations

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Trade Department at World Bank (WB)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

International Trade Center (ITC)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Trade Associations

American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)

U.S. Fashion Industry Association ( USFIA)

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)

Footwear Distributions and Retailers of America (FDRA)

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Association (INDA)

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation(Euratex)

International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)

U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC)

Trans-Pacific Partnership Apparel Coalition

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

ITC Standards Map

Better Work (ILO & WB)

Ethical fashion Initiative (ITC) 

Consulting company/Research Institute/Blogs

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey on marketing and sales


Fung Global

Fung Group

Technopak (India T&A markets)

Euromonitor International

Robin Report

Institute of Developing Economics (IDE-JETRO)

Opinions about the global market for cotton, textiles and apparel

Cotton Incorporated Supply Chain Insights

Independent retailer

Yoto V. Yotov

Research/Learning Tools

A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis (WTO)

Export competitiveness indicators (World Bank)

Bureau of Economic Analysis Glossary

WTO distance learning

globalization 101

Congress votes on trade bill (CATO Institute)

OECD trade policy working papers


CRS report 

Point of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

HSBC Global Connection

Center for Transatlantic Relations


Asia-Pacific Research and Training on Trade (UNESCAP) 

Matrix calculation


Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends


 United Nations Global Compact

Next Generation Technology and Fashion

Business implication of 3D Printing (Deloitte)

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