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Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...

TPP impact on Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Vietnam’s apparel sector is set to receive a major boost from the signing of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, although the exte...

Myanmar publishes first garment Code of Conduct

The Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) today (2 February) published the country's first ever Code of Conduct, in a move that a...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

More labour inspectors trained in Bangladesh 25 Feb 2015

Richard Woodard

More than 100 additional labour inspectors have been recruited in Bangladesh and are being trained in an International Labour Organization (ILO) programme.


Sri Lanka and Bangladesh FTA talks underway 25 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Sri Lanka has said a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh could boost current levels of bilateral trade by seven-fold, as talks get underway to secure a deal.


"Challenging environment” hits Esprit H1 25 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit has blamed the challenging operating environment for its decline in first-half sales and earnings.


Pakistan garment exports up 14% in January 25 Feb 2015

Richard Woodard

Pakistan’s exports of knitwear, ready-made garments and other textile and apparel products increased in January, but were offset by a fall in cotton shipments.


Regina Miracle invests in PLM software 25 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

Lingerie maker Regina Miracle International has selected Centric Software’s product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help speed sample development and collaboration with customers.


Benetton to contribute to Rana Plaza Fund 23 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Italian fashion giant Benetton is to make a contribution to the Bangladesh Rana Plaza Trust Fund that compensates victims of the disaster that occurred nearly two years ago.

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