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Philippines garment sector upbeat over EU GSP+

The Philippines' garment sector is expected to be a key beneficiary of the country's inclusion within the European Union's (EU) GSP+ scheme...

Myanmar garment sector experiencing rapid growth

Myanmar's garment sector is in the midst of significant growth and exciting changes - and a brand new and exclusive report produced by the M...

Better Work Bangladesh to get going next year

The Better Work Bangladesh initiative is due to "get going in earnest next year" as part of wider efforts to improve working conditions in t...

Reliance-Shandong alliance may inspire other deals

The newly announced textile joint venture between India's Reliance Industries and China's Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group could ins...

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

Raymond Q3 profit falls despite 14% sales rise 22 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond has recorded a mixed set of third-quarter results, with lower earnings but double-digit revenue growth.

Esprit issues H1 profit warning 22 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit warned first-half earnings are likely to decline by up to 58%, due to a steeper than expected fall in turnover.

YKK “Eco-Dye” aims to cut zipper water waste 21 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Fastener business YKK is developing an “Eco-Dye” that aims to reduce to almost zero the amount of water used in a zipper’s dyeing process.

Talks underway on Myanmar minimum wage 20 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Tripartite negotiations to set a minimum wage for Myanmar workers are under way, after the original deadline of December was missed following calls for further research.

Fast Retailing vows to improve factory conditions 16 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has pledged to improve working conditions at its supplier factories in China, following allegations of "harsh and dangerous" working conditions at two manufacturers making clothes for its Uniqlo brand.

Bangladesh factory inspection results “improving” 14 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Factory inspection results in Bangladesh improved gradually in 2014 as brands pushed for higher standards, according to compliance service provider AsiaInspection (AI).

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