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Major economic reforms needed in China: US report

The Chinese government faces a number of serious challenges if it is to maintain the country’s recent rapid economic growth in the longer te...

Gap audits reveal compliance issues in Myanmar

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its d...

Li & Fung looks to new frontiers for growth

Li & Fung has outlined a number of new frontiers the global sourcing giant is looking to explore as it works through its three-year roadmap,...

Cambodia's future outsourcing prospects uncertain

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show h...

Latest Interviews

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.

William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

Cooler weather heats up Uniqlo August sales 2 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo booked an increase in sales at its Japanese stores in August, after cooler weather helped drive demand for autumn garments.

Accord and Alliance discord "a setback" 1 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

A decision by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to reject inspection reports produced by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety for some factories shared by the two groups has been described as a "setback" for garment factory safety efforts in the country.

Myanmar and US to develop labour rights initiative 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The US and Myanmar are joining forces to develop an initiative designed to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.

China and India sign MoU to explore textile ties 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of China have inked a garment textiles MoU to promote and help businesses to exchange technologies and enter joint ventures.

Shenghong fabric workshop gets STeP certificate 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The fibre fabric workshop of textile finishing firm Shenghong Group has received the STeP certificate for sustainable textile production.

Cambodia garment makers condemn strike protests 27 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has condemned strike action taken by garment workers, claiming that it contravenes labour laws.

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