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How to ensure sustainability is more than a slogan

The annual Integral Conversation conference organised by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group this year heard how brands s...

Why do modern robotics elude sportswear makers?

The world's leading sportswear brands and manufacturers are struggling to equip their factories with the robotic and cyber physical systems...

Trump trade policy – Who knows what he'll do?

Norma Rae has had her revenge: the working class in America just elected Donald Trump as the country's 45th president, writes Robert Antosha...

Cellphone surveys add to supply chain insight

A helpline set up to monitor conditions in Bangladesh's garment factories by encouraging workers to report abuses using their mobile phones...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

Bangladesh exports outperform Asia-Pacific region 7 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Bangladesh has outperformed other Asia-Pacific countries in the shipment of merchandise over the last five years, a new report shows, thanks to its strong competitiveness in the garment industry. 

Four more Alliance factories fully remediated 6 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says a further four apparel factories used by its member companies have been fully remediated, bringing the total number of completions to 46.

Myanmar garment industry "lacking labour rights" 5 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Myanmar's garment industry has a long way to go before it is sustainable, a new report has found, with workers still deprived of internationally recognised human and labour rights.

Esquel efficiency drive continues to boost brands 2 Dec 2016

Wang Fangqing

The CEO at Hong Kong based shirt maker Esquel has told just-style that the company is continuing to innovate to improve efficiency and productivity, and has recently moved its new highly automated pilot production line from Malaysia to its major facility in Gaoming. 

EU urged to adopt roadmap for Sri Lanka GSP+ bid 2 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

The European Union (EU) is being urged to adopt a roadmap for Sri Lanka with time-bound measures to comply with core labour conventions before it can regain GSP+ beneficiary status. 

Teijin eyes growth with new fibres business unit 2 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Textile and fibre company Teijin is to merge its polyester fibres and products converting businesses in a move designed to strengthen the competitiveness and growth prospects of both units – including an extra-reliable supply chain for apparel applications. 

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