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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

China quadruples textile imports from North Korea 24 Oct 2014

Wang Fangqing

Exports of textiles from North Korea to China are expected to quadruple to US$800m by the end of 2014, giving Chinese clothing firms a welcome supply of cheap fabric.


Crystal Group steps up effort in carbon monitoring 24 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group has stepped up its efforts to disclose greenhouse gas emissions by becoming one of just two unlisted companies taking part in a climate change questionnaire.


Collapsed Cambodia factory had structural issues 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

An initial risk inspection on a Cambodia clothing factory which collapsed earlier this week injuring eight people suggests structural issues may have been to blame.


More reform needed in Bangladesh apparel sector 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

More work is needed to reform Bangladesh's apparel industry if the country's exports are to grow, a report has found.


China and US apparel groups strengthen trade ties 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles and Apparel (CCCT) have agreed to jointly address industry issues ranging from product safety, to labelling and retail.


Cambodia clothing factory collapse injures eight 22 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

At least eight workers at a clothing factory in Cambodia's Takeo province have been injured after the floor collapsed yesterday (21 October).

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