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China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

Opinion divided on China cotton import cuts

China, the world's top cotton consumer, has announced a significant reduction to its 2015 cotton import quota to boost demand for domestical...

Esprit outlines next stage of transformation

After reporting its return to a full-year profit earlier this week, Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit Holdings has outlined the n...

Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

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

Transparency boosting Cambodia factory improvement 21 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is continuing to help to improve conditions for workers, according to a new report.


Bangladesh taps factory inspectors ahead of review 20 Oct 2014

Siddique Islam

The Bangladesh government says it is moving ahead with the recruitment of an additional 200 factory inspectors as a key European meeting took place today (20 October) to review the country's progress in improving labour rights, working conditions and factory safety.


Coats to open new zip factory in Bangladesh 20 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Industrial thread major Coats Plc is planning to open a new state-of-the-art zips factory in Bangladesh to meet growing demand from global brands and retailers sourcing apparel and footwear in the country.


Fire and safety events to converge on Bangladesh 17 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Several events are set to converge on the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka in December, including the Second International Trade Expo for Building and Fire Safety.


Rise in Bangladesh unions calls for cooperation 17 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

The "dramatic" increase in the number of new trade unions in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry over the last 18 months has also led to calls for greater trust between workers and employers.


Costco makes China debut through deal with Alibaba 16 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

US warehouse retailer Costco is making its first move into China by opening an online store on Alibaba Group's Tmall global website.

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