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Kitty So

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Fibres and fabrics: Cotton price uncertainty 3 November 2014

As reforms to China's cotton liberalisation policy start to kick in, world cotton prices are expected to better reflect market demand. However, experts are concerned that if prices continue to drop, governments in other countries might be encouraged to intervene and offer a guaranteed price to growers, causing renewed uncertainty.


Fibres and fabrics: Sustainability solutions 3 November 2014

Apparel and textile companies seeking to make their supply chains more sustainable have increasing options to adopt 'greener' innovations - from developments in organic cotton to software monitoring tools and organisations helping to establish eco-friendly policies.


Fibres and fabrics: Eco-friendly feedstocks 3 November 2014

As the global apparel sector searches for more eco-friendly fibres and fabrics, innovative developments are increasingly focusing on more sustainable and often unusual alternative feedstocks.


Centric Software is using the investment to expand into AsiaTECHNOLOGY: Fung Capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia 30 July 2014

Fung Capital is investing in US-based Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the apparel industry, helping the US company's expansion into Asia.


OECD responsible business standards have limited application in MyanmarSOURCING: Ethical standards a challenge for Burma investors 30 June 2014

Experts have warned that clothing companies from developed countries who implement international ethical standards when investing in Myanmar/Burma will probably be competing with Asian companies who ignore such guidance.


EU countries call for more Rana Plaza compensation 30 June 2014

Governments from European countries have used a session at the OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct to call on garment companies who sourced from the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh to fund compensation to victims of the building's collapse one year ago.


Sourcing shifts: Technology to help track and oversee changes 4 June 2014

Apparel and textile companies must consider a variety of complex factors when looking to switch suppliers, especially to a new manufacturer. But software specifically geared towards the sector can help companies track these changes, anticipate issues, and integrate new suppliers within the supply chain.


Sourcing shifts: Assessing the risks when switching suppliers 4 June 2014

As brands and retailers set higher production standards and create ever more complex supply chains, they need to consider all the risks when switching suppliers.


Factory safety: Global standards remain inconsistent 2 May 2014

Despite brands' desire to monitor more operations, the fragmented organisation of standards around the world remains a key challenge.


Factory safety: Auditing software provides a boost 2 May 2014

With the need to check the safety of supply chains a growing concern, software providers are updating their products to help apparel and textile companies monitor their manufacturing and distribution partners.


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