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Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential

While Vietnam is likely to see some of the biggest apparel export gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new report confirms indu...

Is China really going through a slump?

Slowing economic growth and growing competition are hitting the profits of Chinese retailers, while the country's clothing exports to the US...

First figures show Bangladesh exports climb

Bangladesh's garments exports have continued to grow at a steady pace despite the country's image taking a hit following the Tazreen and Ran...

Bangladesh still needs reforms to fix factories

Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three year...

Latest Interviews

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.

KTC refashioning the reputation of Made in China 19 Feb 2016

Leonie Barrie

Backed by his belief that the current apparel sourcing model is broken, Gerhard Flatz, managing director at high end performance wear specialist KTC, is charting a new course for the company. He’s trying to change the perception of what it means to be ‘Made in China’ by losing the factory tagline and instead building on the firm’s ethical credentials, its skilled workmanship, and repositioning it as a key ingredient of a high quality garment.

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Gap accused of rights violations in supply chain 26 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

US speciality fashion giant Gap Inc has told just-style it is collaborating with unions, governments and industry associations to improve working conditions in the factories that make its clothes after a study found violations at suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia.

Bangladesh tightens focus on migrant labour rights 26 May 2016

Michelle Russell

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) are to work more closely together in Bangladesh on the issues of migration and labour rights.

Bangladesh Accord axes five more apparel suppliers 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has cut ties with five more ready-made garment suppliers after they failed to implement workplace safety measures – with one fraudulently falsifying concrete strength test results.

Pakistan project promotes organic cotton farming 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

A three-year project has been launched in Pakistan to promote organic cotton farming in Balochistan province.

DyStar dyes win top Cradle-to-Cradle certification 24 May 2016

Michelle Russell

A number of DyStar textile dyes have become the first approved for a Material Health certificate at gold level by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Labour may limit Malaysia TPP apparel shipments 23 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

US imports of apparel from Malaysia are expected to increase under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement – although gains would be smaller in absolute terms than those seen for Vietnam.

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