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FLANARANT: What’s really changed in Bangladesh?

There’s a huge gap in Bangladesh between two business philosophies: those with realistic profit expectations, and those who are obsessed wit...

Crystal Group eyes “mega-capacity” in Vietnam

Garment maker Crystal Group sees Vietnam as its "new star", with expansion projects under way that the company hopes will increase sweater p...

Capacity building key to Myanmar momentum

A focus on the development of locally-owned factories is an impediment to the development of the garment industry in Myanmar, David Birnbaum...

China undisputed giant of garment exports

Despite interest in East Africa as a future apparel making hub, it is likely to remain a small part of the global sourcing map over the next...

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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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Call for probe into Philippines factory fire 22 May 2015

Katie Smith

The Philippine government is being urged to carry out a "full and detailed" investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire at a footwear factory in the country earlier this month, which killed 72 workers.

Carlos Arias to join Winds Group as CEO 20 May 2015

Leonie Barrie

Apparel industry veteran and denim wear specialist Carlos Arias is to take up a new post as chief executive officer of Winds Group, an athletic wear supplier headquartered in Hong Kong.

Aditya Birla “strong” FY growth in fashion 20 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Nuvo has posted strong growth in its fashion and lifestyle business for the year and growth in group earnings.

Brandix named PVH ‘Global Supplier of the Year’ 18 May 2015

Leonie Barrie

One of the world’s largest apparel companies has named Sri Lanka’s Brandix Group as its Global Supplier of the Year across all product categories represented by its global vendor base.

Esprit warns of “substantial” FY loss 18 May 2015

Katie Smith

Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit has said it expects to record a “substantial” loss for the year ending 30 June, blaming one-off costs, weaker sales and a forecast operating loss.

Pakistan MoU to support apparel businesswomen 18 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Pakistan has signed an MoU with Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) to support women businessmen in the garment sector to upgrade their entrepreneurial skills.

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