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Li & Fung capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia

Fung Capital is investing in US-based Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the apparel industry, h...

Africa courts clothing and textile investment

East African countries are aggressively courting foreign investors to revive their textiles and apparel industries....

Alliance members buy more products from Bangladesh

The group of North American brands and retailers - including Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc and VF Corporation - working to improve safety in Bang...

MYANMAR SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Laos, Thailand, China, Bangladesh...

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

More Brandix plants win M&S green accolade 31 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Two manufacturing plants in the Brandix Apparel Solutions Lingerie Cluster in Sri Lanka have been awarded the Eco Factory Attributes accolade by retailer Marks & Spencer.

Better Factories Cambodia phone project revamped 31 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

The ILO-Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) initiative has revamped its Kamako Chhnoeum worker education mobile phone project after a drop in the number of calls.

Arvind grows Q1 profit on revenue gains 31 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

A solid revenue gain at its brands and retail business helped Indian textile conglomerate Arvind Ltd to book a double-digit increase in first-quarter profit.

Bangladesh Accord says "no funding shortfall" 30 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has issued a statement to say it is well-funded and capable of meeting the objectives its five-year programme.

Raymond will continue to invest as Q1 loss narrows 30 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond Ltd has said it will continue to invest for growth, after narrowing its first-quarter loss thanks to higher sales.

Adidas investigating Cambodia faintings 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Sporting giant Adidas has said it is investigating an incident involving over 200 faintings at a garment factory in Kandal province, Cambodia.

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