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Pakistan textile mills fear rash of closures

Pakistan’s textile industry is pessimistic about its prospects, warning of wholesale closures amongst fabric mills unless the government ste...

Factory funding gap has mixed impact in Myanmar

Myanmar’s garment export industry as a whole is developing rapidly. But the battle for growth and added value is heavily weighted against th...

When will Bangladesh take compliance seriously?

Are Bangladesh’s garment factory owners about to destroy their extraordinary apparel success story? On the face of it, the question sounds a...

Is garment compliance fundamentally flawed?

Compliance in the global garment industry is fundamentally flawed, and has been from the beginning, according to industry expert David Birnb...

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Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

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.

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Intertextile Shanghai to cover entire denim chain 31 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

The entire denim supply chain – from yarns, fabrics, garments and accessories through to machinery – will be on show for the first time at the upcoming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics fair.

UK retailers to answer over human trafficking 30 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The UK Government is forcing retailers to play their part in helping eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, under new measures to be included in the Modern Slavery Bill.

Lenzing strengthens North Asia operations 30 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is strengthening its technical customer service in Asia with the opening of a new centre in Hong Kong.

Asahi Kasei ramps up fibre production 29 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Japan’s Asahi Kasei Fiber Corporation is ramping up production of its Cupro and Roica products as it unveils new fibres for fashion and sportswear.

Myanmar's national trade union centre registered 29 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

In a move that marks another major step in the country’s ongoing reform, the government has officially registered the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM).

US upgrades Uzbekistan despite cotton concerns 28 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

A decision by the US to upgrade Uzbekistan in its annual report on human trafficking has been slammed by human rights groups.

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