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Will Vietnam struggle with impending trade deals?

Clothing and textile industry specialists have warned just-style that the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free-trade deal struck earlier this mo...

Yuan devaluation impact mixed for garment firms

Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value of the yuan to...

China devaluation: what’s the big deal?

Why the fuss about China’s yuan devaluation earlier this month? While pretty trivial by the standards of the past 50 years, it has managed t...

Hong Kong industry pins future on innovation

China's rise over the past two decades as the leading location for apparel sourcing has had a knock-on effect on neighbouring Hong Kong, shi...

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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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Adidas seeking to resolve shoe supplier dispute 28 Aug 2015

Katie Smith

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.

Tianjin blast “minimal” impact on garment exports 26 Aug 2015

Frank Hersey

The Chinese clothing export sector would have suffered more if the powerful explosions that ripped through a storage facility at Tianjin Port earlier this month had occurred in more southerly ports in the country, according to a specialist in China’s garment industry.

Luen Thai to continue investment in Vietnam 26 Aug 2015

Katie Smith

Luen Thai Holdings says Vietnam will continue to be the country of choice for apparel manufacturing in the foreseeable future, thanks to prospects associated with the expected passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

China market woes could hit consumer spending 25 Aug 2015

Michelle Russell

Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.

Bangladesh garment villages to help boost exports 21 Aug 2015

Poorna Rodrigo

Bangladesh intends to establish special economic zones called ‘garment villages’ as a key part of its plans to ramp up garment manufacturing to reach a target of US$50bn in exports by 2021, the country's commerce minister Tofail Ahmed has told just-style.

Groups urge UN to address Cambodia "violations" 21 Aug 2015

Michelle Russell

A number of humanitarian groups are calling on the United Nations to address serious human rights violations across Cambodia and implement key legal and institutional reforms.

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