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Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M b...

Government delays weigh on Bangladesh reforms

The over-riding message from a review last week to look at ongoing efforts to improve worker rights and factory safety in Bangladesh's ready...

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...

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

Guangdong Esquel Textiles bags SteP certification 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Guangdong Esquel Textiles Co has become the first company in China to gain the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification for sustainable textile production.


Workers call for reopening of Hameen Sportswear 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Cambodia's National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) is calling for the Hameen Sportswear factory in Bangladesh to re-open after 400 workers were laid off when it closed earlier this month.


US hails Bangladesh factory progress 30 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

The US government has welcomed the progress made by Bangladesh in addressing concerns over worker safety in the country’s garment factories.


Raymond shares tumble on Q2 profit decline 30 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond Ltd saw its share price tumble 4.37% after revealing a drop in second-quarter earnings.


Raising the minimum wage may reduce employment 29 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Minimum wages are among the most challenging - and divisive - issues in the apparel industry, yet very little is known about the impact that a raise can have on employment levels, especially in emerging markets.


India garment exports in 17.6% YTD rise 29 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

The value of garment exports from India rose 17.6% to top US$8bn in the first six months of the fiscal year, according to new figures.

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