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Three key shifts in the global garment industry

From the rise of the billion dollar transnational factory giants to the bursting of the Bangladesh bubble and the decline of the retail stor...

China changes drive global sourcing search

In its constant search for cheaper and cheaper production bases around the world, there are few places the apparel and textile industry has...

Esquel event examines China green textile policies

China's textile industry will face major challenges in dealing with the new administration's focus on improving the environmental performanc...

GAFTI gets tough on audit fatigue

With increasing numbers of apparel and footwear brands, retailers and manufacturers weighed down by so-called "audit fatigue" - an estimated...

Latest Interviews

Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013... 23 Dec 2013

Katie Smith

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.

Interview: John Cheh, CEO of Esquel Group 27 Nov 2013

Michael Standaert

While many companies may be looking for strategies to exit China as its labour and manufacturing costs rise, that is certainly not the case for Hong Kong-based quality cotton shirt manufacturer Esquel Group. John Cheh, the company's vice chairman and CEO, tells just-style how the group continues to grow, sustain and innovate.

Latest News

Cotton Leads programme continues to gain interest 17 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

A new programme set up by the Australian and US cotton industry to supply responsibly-produced cotton is continuing to gain interest amongst global textile businesses.

Support doubles for responsible cotton scheme 30 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

The number of textile companies from the US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Europe that have signed up to new programme that supplies responsibly-produced cotton has now more than doubled.

Supply chain supports responsibly-produced cotton 2 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

Thirty textile companies from the US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Europe have signed up to a new programme that supplies responsibly-produced cotton.

Enzymes boost sustainability of China's knitwear 17 Dec 2013

Katie Smith

Biotech company Novozymes has teamed up with the China Knitting Industry Association (CKIA) under a three-year agreement to promote the use of enzyme technology, with the aim of saving water and energy.

just-style's most read stories this week... 29 Nov 2013

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include plans set out by H&M to pay a fair living wage to workers in its clothing supply chain, an interview with John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, and rising Indian garment exports as orders divert from China and Bangladesh.

Latest blogs

H&M takes matters into its own hands 2 Dec 2013

Leonie Barrie

Frustrated by slow progress towards the process of implementing fair living wages in the apparel supply chain, Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz has decided to take matters into its own hands.

Rising costs drive sourcing search 20 Aug 2013

Leonie Barrie

Apparel sourcing costs in the US are set to rise at a low single-digit rate in 2014, with key concerns including rising labour, compliance and energy costs, a new survey suggests.

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