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China's apparel sector ponders sustainability

China's clothing and textile manufacturers want to create a sustainable industry unreliant on cheap labour and poor environmental performanc...

Uzbekistan forces more adults into cotton harvest

The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming mor...

Cambodia employers and unions unhappy at wage rise

Trade unions and employers in Cambodia's garment sector are denouncing the government's new US$128 minimum monthly wage for the clothing tex...

China's Xinjiang trying to lure garment companies

The Xinjiang regional government in China's north west is pushing ahead with its planned US$3.2bn package of incentives to attract investmen...

Latest Interviews

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.


William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.

Latest News

Supply chain key for Dhaka Apparel Summit 28 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

The first Dhaka Apparel Summit is to take place next week with the objective of opening and furthering dialogue on building responsible supply chains.


Global forum defines garment labour strategy 28 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

A global forum organised by IndustriALL and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), has found strong support for the union's living wage campaign and its emphasis on industry collective bargaining.


Yue Yuen YTD profit slashed by one-off losses 27 Nov 2014

Richard Woodard

Chinese footwear business Yue Yuen recorded a 37% cut in net profit for the first nine months of 2014, thanks to one-off charges of $110.4m.


Greater protection needed for cashmere 27 Nov 2014

Richard Woodard

Cashmere needs greater protection against mislabelling through a combination of education and enforcement, says the president of CCMI (Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute).


India's apparel industry needs foreign investment 26 Nov 2014

Richard Woodard

Foreign investment will be “essential” if India’s textile and apparel industry is to achieve its full potential on the global stage, according to a new study.


US hails “noteworthy progress” in Bangladesh 26 Nov 2014

Richard Woodard

The Bangladeshi government has made “noteworthy progress” on factory inspections and labour law reforms, but much remains to be done, says a senior US trade official.

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