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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...

China cuts cotton imports to boost domestic sales

China is to slash its cotton import quotas in 2015 to the mandatory WTO-approved import quota of 894,000 tonnes, in a bid to boost demand fo...

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

Cambodia garment worker wage talks stagnate 1 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Ongoing minimum wage negotiations for Cambodia's garment workers remain stagnant after a meeting last week "failed to arrive at any consensus".

ABG to launch Juicy Couture in India 1 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has entered into an agreement with Reliance Brands Ltd to open Juicy Couture stores in India as part of ongoing expansion plans.

Shandong pulls out of Pakistan textile investment 1 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The acquisition by Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China to acquire a majority stake in Pakistan's Masood Textile Mills will no longer take place.

Addressing anaemia key to Cambodia productivity 29 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

First results from a year-long study into the health and productivity of garment workers has found that more than two-fifths of those surveyed currently suffer from anaemia.

Protestors plea to end Uzbek cotton forced labour 29 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Protesters are due to ramp up pressure on the Uzbekistan government to end the use of forced labour in the country's cotton fields, with a series of demonstrations tomorrow (30 September).

Interstoff Asia axed as organiser focuses on China 29 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Last week's Interstoff Asia Essential fabric trade fair in Hong Kong was also its final showing, after organiser Messe Frankfurt said it will discontinue the event to focus on mainland China instead.

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