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Cambodia's future outsourcing prospects uncertain

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show h...

Crystal Group nurtures its caring culture

As one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, Hong Kong based Crystal Group believes its size and continuing growth carry additional respo...

Apparel industry not immune from Russia tensions

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposit...

Adidas "remains committed" to Russian market

German sporting giant Adidas says it remains "fully committed" to the Russian market, despite plans to close stores and significantly pare b...

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.


William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

Accord and Alliance discord over inspections 20 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has said it will not accept inspection reports produced under the direction of third party auditors of the Alliance, and will inspect the factories themselves.


Alvanon launches 'product fit' workshop series 20 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Fit specialist Alvanon has launched its Professional Development Series (PDS) workshops in Hong Kong, designed to offer "world class insight" into best product development and apparel fit practices.


Call to action for US on Uzbekistan forced labour 19 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) is urging the US Government to persuade the ruling regime in Uzbekistan to end the government-sanctioned and orchestrated use of forced and child labour to pick cotton.


Avery Dennison forms JV with Ningbo Shenzhou 19 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Labels and RFID provider Avery Dennison has formed a joint venture with Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Co Ltd (Shenzhou), the largest vertically integrated knitwear manufacturer in China.


Cost discipline boosts 361 Degrees Q2 profit 19 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Hong Kong sportswear maker 361 Degrees has booked an increase in second-quarter earnings and sales, despite the Chinese economy having decelerated to slower growth in the first half of 2014.


SGS opens Phnom Penh textile testing laboratory 19 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Inspection company SGS has opened a new textile testing laboratory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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