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Why China 5-year plan won't change garment-making

China is using a catchy English-language TV ad to promote its 13th Five-Year Plan for the five years to 2020. But does the Plan really tell...

Clothing sector helps China to green its growth

A conference on sustainability staged by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group has heard how China is making serious effort...

Myanmar elections spark optimism and concern

Apparel and footwear makers in Myanmar believe the country's anticipated transfer of power to the opposition next March should attract more...

Wage rises fail to dent Cambodia garment growth

Cambodia's garment industry continued to perform "solidly" in the first half of this year, with growth in employment, exports and factory op...

Latest Interviews

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.

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.

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World Bank urged to stop Uzbekistan loans 25 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

Groups including those representing global apparel retailers and importers, are urging the World Bank to suspend loans to Uzbekistan over concerns about the use of forced labour in this autumn’s cotton harvest.

EU and Philippines to begin free trade talks 25 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and the Philippines are to start talks on a free-trade agreement, in an attempt to boost trade and investment.

Trade law firm expands Asia-Pacific presence 25 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

International trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg has named attorney Sally Peng to head its expanding Asia-Pacific practice.

China and ASEAN upgrade FTA 24 Nov 2015

Michelle Russell

Economic Ministers from the ten ASEAN member states and China have agreed on an upgrade to the ASEAN China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) – the world's largest in terms of the total population of its signatories.

Turkmenistan uses more forced labour in cotton 24 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

While Uzbekistan’s use of forced labour to harvest cotton is well-documented, a new report says workers at a range of private and public-sector institutions have also been coerced to pick cotton in Turkmenistan this year, with children used in at least one area.

Mixed feedback on cotton labour in Uzbekistan 24 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

Monitoring of workers during the 2015 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has offered a mixed assessment, with no systematic use of child labour found but “serious concerns” raised over the risk of forced labour.

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