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Vietnam soars as US apparel imports decline in May

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disru...

Risk-averse retailers vote with their orders

The international apparel supply chain faces a complex array of risks and variables, and buyers are putting a high priority on minimum disru...

Bangladesh lags as Vietnam leads US import growth

As US retailers stocked up in anticipation of a busy spring and summer, their preferred supplier choices in April continued to be led by Chi...

Mauritius emerges as sustainable sourcing hub

Strategically located along the trading route between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is fast emerging as a major sourcing hub for textile and ap...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Andrew Lo, CEO, Crystal Group 31 Aug 2012

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based Crystal Group is one of Asia's largest apparel manufacturers, producing more than 230m garments a year for customers including Victoria's Secret, Levi's, A&F, H&M, M&S, Uniqlo, JC Penney and Gap. Here CEO Andrew Lo talks to just-style about supply chain consolidation, productivity, setting up offshore factories, and why big is better when it comes to building a competitive edge.


Speaking with style: Fernando Capellán, Grupo M 31 Jul 2012

Leonie Barrie

With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.

Latest News

Hampshire and Levi Strauss in global sourcing deal 17 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Fashion apparel maker Hampshire Group has signed a global sourcing deal with jeans giant Levi Strauss.


Costs push Levi Strauss Q2 earnings down 9 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co saw its earnings plummet in the second quarter, hurt by restructuring and debt extinguishment-related charges, as well as lower wholesale revenues in the Americas.


Target "reduces" Cambodia garment sourcing 27 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

US retailer Target Corp is another apparel manufacturer to have reportedly reduced its sourcing from Cambodian garment factories in response to industry turmoil in the country.


Cambodian garment and textile exports grow in Q1 17 Jun 2014

Katie Smith

Despite lapses in factory safety and ongoing labour unrest, Cambodian exports of garments and textiles grew 9% in the first three months of the year.


Cotswold Industries pioneers Tencel in pocketing 13 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

An innovative new pocketing fabric has been developed using Lenzing's Tencel fibre, which is said to take pocketing and waistbanding "to a new era with softness, strength and sustainability."

Latest blogs

Cambodia issues could put country's sourcing status at risk 2 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

Major global brands and retailers that source clothing from Cambodia issued a stark warning last week that ongoing political instability, and alleged human rights violations could hurt future growth, and put the country's status as a strategic sourcing market at risk.


Levi Strauss weighs up water savings 20 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

Updated figures from Levi Strauss & Co suggest production of its Water

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