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How much do global garment workers really earn?

The legal minimum wage and purchasing power of average monthly pay in some of Bangladesh's factories falls below World Bank poverty lines, a...

Bangladesh must face up to new industry threats

In late June and early July, Bangladesh's garment industry was hit by a number of new long-term threats. But the industry's leaders appear u...

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...

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.

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US urges Bangladesh to tackle security issues 30 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

The US has pledged to work closely with Bangladesh to tackle the threat of terrorism in the country following a recent attack in Dhaka, and reaffirmed its commitment to trading with the country – applauding the growth of its apparel industry.

Update on anti-mosquito rules for exports to China 30 Aug 2016

Leonie Barrie

Further details have emerged on the anti-mosquito treatment required for exports from the US to China in an attempt to prevent spread of the Zika virus.

Working hours, wages challenge footwear factories 30 Aug 2016

Leonie Barrie

Controlling working hours and meeting legal wage requirements continue to be the biggest compliance challenges facing footwear factories in China and Vietnam, according to an annual survey of US suppliers.

C&A helps grow organic cotton production in China 26 Aug 2016

Beth Wright

In a bid to boost the supply of organic cotton in China, the charitable arm of global fashion retailer C&A has partnered with C&A China and conservation partner Rare to help farmers grow more organic fibre.

Nike and Crystal Group "doing well by doing good" 26 Aug 2016

Leonie Barrie

Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.

Cambodia’s focus on garment production also a risk 26 Aug 2016

Leonie Barrie

Cambodia’s concentration in garment production, along with slowing growth in China – one of its key sources of investment, trade and concessional loans – are seen among the headwinds facing its overall economic strength, a new report says.

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