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China remains powerhouse for footwear sourcing

China looks set to remain the powerhouse of global footwear manufacturing and a key supplier to the US, despite Vietnam gaining ground, a ne...

TPP tariff phase-out guides Vietnam sourcing plans

A close look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam can guide sourcing...

Alliance brands "staying the course" in Bangladesh

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it will stay the course in the south Asian country despite two recent terrorist attacks  – an...

Cambodia compliance improves but challenges remain

Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is contributing to better conditions for workers, a new study has found – al...

Latest Interviews

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.

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Latest News

Ananta Group hits back at Bangladesh union claims 28 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

A Bangladesh garment factory group has defended itself over union claims it had attempted to relocate workers, failed to make bonus payments and that one of its officers had "tortured" a pregnant worker.

97% of Accord member factories lag on remediation 27 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has cut ties with another seven ready-made garment suppliers for failing to implement workplace safety measures – and admits that 97% of all factories used by its signatory companies are behind schedule on remediation.

Vietnam mulls wage freeze to boost competitiveness 26 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile and apparel industry says it expects to miss its export target in 2016 due to slowing consumer demand and increased competition – and has proposed a freeze on wages to address the issues. 

Hyosung sets up Mipan nylon facility in Vietnam 26 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

South Korean yarn giant Hyosung is setting up a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam for its Mipan branded nylon.

Dystar sets up global innovation centre in China 26 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

Singapore-based dye manufacturer DyStar Group is setting up a global innovation centre at its Nanjing Colours production site in China to develop new environmentally-friendly dyes and chemicals.

Arvind and TÜV Rheinland join ZDHC pledge 25 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

Indian denim giant Arvind and German technical inspection company TÜV Rheinland have both become members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme.

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