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Fast Retailing ramps up sustainability efforts

Fast Retailing says it is working to raise the bar across the apparel industry, after facing criticism earlier this year of factory conditio...

Rana Plaza fund call grows as anniversary nears

As the countdown to the second anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza tragedy begins, the call is getting louder for apparel brands to fil...

SOURCING: Production problems weigh on Pakistan

Pakistan's ambition to double its clothing and textile exports over five years, and its accession to the EU's GSP+ trade scheme last year, s...

Clothing brands failing Cambodia inspections

Labour rights abuses are still rife in Cambodia’s garment factories, thanks to an inadequate and corrupt inspection system and widespread su...

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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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Sri Lanka commences GSP+ process with EU 31 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

The process that may lead to the re-admission of Sri Lanka to the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) scheme got underway last week during the visit of an EU delegation to the Indian Ocean island.

Myanmar garments to benefit from export strategy 31 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Myanmar's textile and garment industry is set to benefit from the country's new export strategy - a five-year roadmap aimed at strengthening smaller companies and fuelling exports and trade diversification.

Huntsman supports Korea's Daechun with MoU 26 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects has signed an MoU with Korean textile exporter Daechun to help streamline the firm's operations and grow its sustainability initiatives.

“Unsafe” Bangladesh factory refuses to evacuate 23 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

A non-compliant apparel factory has been deemed ineligible to produce for any Accord signatory companies followings its refusal to temporarily suspend production to remedy safety concerns.

Trinity bullish despite mixed FY 23 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

High-end men’s wear retailer Trinity, part of the Fung Group, has booked mixed full-year results but remains optimistic it has the right strategies in place to deliver future returns.

Cotton policy and prices hit Weiqiao Textile FY 23 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

China’s Weiqiao Textile Company said it was affected by a persistent decline in cotton price, rising labour costs, shrinking downstream demand and the declining sales price of products in its last fiscal as earnings and sales fell.

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