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China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

Vietnam surges ahead in US apparel import gains

Spurred on by the back-to-school season and fears of potential disruption to shipments of holiday merchandise amid the dockworkers contract...

Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, accordi...

Latest Interviews

Diesel's co-founder works to beat the denim blues 3 Oct 2014

Ivan Castano Freeman

Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel's co-founder, is working to promote a new stretch fabric he hopes will turn around the fortunes of the $50bn denim industry.


INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

Latest News

Crystal Group steps up effort in carbon monitoring 24 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group has stepped up its efforts to disclose greenhouse gas emissions by becoming one of just two unlisted companies taking part in a climate change questionnaire.


Levi Strauss Q3 profit hit by charges 7 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Levi Strauss & Co recorded a double-digit reduction in third quarter profit, thanks to the impact of charges linked to the company’s productivity initiative.


ITC proceeds with denim patent investigation 19 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has said it will proceed with the launch of an investigation into a patent infringement complaint regarding certain laser abraded denim garments.


New Look taps Mason as non-exec chairman 17 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

UK fashion retailer New Look has tapped former Matalan and Levi Strauss executive Paul Mason as its new non-executive chairman.


US retailers urge ITC to drop denim patent case 4 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Retailers and fashion businesses have joined forces to call on the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to abandon a patent investigation into laser-abraded jeans.

Latest blogs

Cottoning on to water shortages 1 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

To coincide with World Water Week, which kicked off in Stockholm yesterday, the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources has turned the spotlight on the global cotton industry - one of the largest and thirstiest crops produced.


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.

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