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Capacity building key to Myanmar momentum

A focus on the development of locally-owned factories is an impediment to the development of the garment industry in Myanmar, David Birnbaum...

China undisputed giant of garment exports

Despite interest in East Africa as a future apparel making hub, it is likely to remain a small part of the global sourcing map over the next...

Rana Plaza two years on: Challenges and concerns

Two years ago today (24 April), one of the world’s worst industrial disasters took place when the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh c...

Progress made in Bangladesh but problems remain

Two years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, stakeholders have highlighted the progress made towards a safer ready-made garment industry in Ba...

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Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

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.

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China textile park signs water management pact 5 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Changzhou National Hi-Tech District's Textile and Dyeing Industrial Park is working with the WWF to adopt and implement a series of innovative approaches to water management.

Cotton stocks outside China to keep prices low 5 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Excess cotton stocks held outside China are likely to keep international cotton prices down in 2015/16, says the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).

Huntsman joins forces with Bangladesh textile mill 5 May 2015

Katie Smith

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects has joined forces with Bangladesh textile maker Queen Textile Mills to help it adopt new technologies and processes for long-term environmental and economic sustainability.

Aditya Birla consolidates apparel firms 5 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Nuvo has consolidated its branded apparels businesses in a bid to capitalise on its large market presence in the branded fashion space.

Esprit highlights progress despite turnover fall 5 May 2015

Katie Smith

Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit has said its transformation continued to make “good progress” during the third quarter, despite posting a 25.5% decline in turnover.

Garment group reiterates labour rights commitment 1 May 2015

Katie Smith

A group representing Cambodian garment makers has reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining a high level of labour and social compliance within the industry.

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