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$1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports

Pakistan's clothing industry has told just-style that a new government assistance package announced last week to boost the country's clothin...

Is China about to burst its apparel trade bubble?

For the past six years China's clothing producers have retained their dominance of world apparel manufacturing despite widespread forecasts...

Experts urge faster pace to sustainable factories

As the global clothing and textile industry looks towards a 2017 where trade relations are unpredictable, fast fashion giant Hennes & Maurit...

Five ways China is repositioning for the future

Despite the size of its supply base, its range of skills and quality levels, China's apparel industry is repositioning for the future – incl...

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How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

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Bangladesh urged to release garment union leaders 20 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Global unions have launched an online campaign calling for the Bangladesh Government to "immediately and unconditionally" release garment trade union leaders detained following recent unrest among workers over wages.

Cambodia clothing exports at risk from Brexit 17 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Cambodia’s textile and apparel export sector could face both short and long-term risks as a result of the UK leaving the EU, while the country's recent rise to lower-middle income status could add to its challenges, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned.

Apparel brands urge Bangladesh PM to address wages 17 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is among a number of Western apparel brands urging Bangladesh's Prime Minister to adopt a wage board for the country's garment sector, expressing concern over recent unrest among garment workers.

Itochu to help Vinatex move up the value chain 17 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has signed a co-operation agreement with Japanese conglomerate Itochu Corp in a move expected to help develop a change in production method and the joint development and supply of textile items for the global market.

Fashion arm boosts Reliance Retail Q3 17 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries, reported a jump in profit of more than 40% for its third-quarter, boosted by a strong performance from its fashion and lifestyle category. 

Better compliance "crucial" for Bangladesh growth 16 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Improvements in compliance and establishing a separate garment production zone are crucial steps if Bangladesh is to ensure sustainable growth of its garment sector, a new report suggests.

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