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Ultimate frontier Myanmar uplifts Bogart Lingerie

One of the world's largest intimate apparel exporters, Bogart Lingerie, is set to open its third plant in Myanmar in June – three years afte...

What the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for duties

Recently released details of the European Union's trade agreement with Vietnam show how the deal could boost garment sourcing by EU brands i...

Esquel backs Chinese Sea Island cotton production

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the major vertically integrated cotton to shirt supplier, is making progress in a research programme to develo...

Cheap polyester contributes to cotton import shift

The ongoing drop in polyester prices is hurting cotton consumption in China, with Vietnam now poised to overtake China as the largest import...

Latest Interviews

Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness 1 Dec 2015

Wang Fangqing

While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism. 

Expansion and efficiencies key to Epic evolution 10 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

With new facilities opening in Bangladesh and Vietnam, an investment to take automation to the next level, and an eye on Africa, Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Epic Group is also on a relentless efficiency drive. Chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani tells just-style why constant evolution is key.

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Cambodia garment exports reached $5.7bn in 2015 12 Feb 2016

Poorna Rodrigo

Cambodia's garment and footwear exports earned around US$6.3bn in 2015, recording a growth rate of nearly 6.7% when compared with the year before, according to just-released figures from the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

Retailers eye refunds on EU anti-dumping duties 10 Feb 2016

Andrew Burnyeat

The European Commission has indicated that to just-style that it may accept a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling against "anti-dumping" duties imposed on leather footwear made in China and Vietnam imported into the European Union (EU). The decision means there may now be claims for refunds of duties paid by retailers.

Eco-friendly garment factory opens in Bangladesh 9 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

Leading Bangladesh-based apparel manufacturer AKH Group has opened a flagship eco-friendly garment factory that has been certified by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building accreditation scheme.

Sporting goods sector welcomes EU-Vietnam FTA text 8 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

The European sporting goods industry has welcomed the release of the text of the region's trade deal with Vietnam, which is expected to help trigger a new wave of high quality investment in both directions.

Unions call for Indonesia minimum wage review 5 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

Unions are urging the Indonesian government to return to the bargaining table to increase the country's minimum wage.

Southeast Asia – a strategic sourcing review 4 Feb 2016

Leonie Barrie

Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar continue to attract huge interest as apparel supply bases – and a new report from just-style aims to make it easier for retailers, brands and importers to evaluate the key advantages and challenges of sourcing and manufacturing in each country.

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