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Business as usual in Turkey despite coup crackdown

Turkish security sources are advising textile and clothing manufacturers in Turkey that the country remains a safe and secure country in whi...

Colombia clothing sees boon from rising demand

Colombia’s textile and apparel industry is expected to grow 13% to over $11bn this year – more than double last year's rate – driven by stro...

China remains powerhouse for footwear sourcing

China looks set to remain the powerhouse of global footwear manufacturing and a key supplier to the US, despite Vietnam gaining ground, a ne...

TPP tariff phase-out guides Vietnam sourcing plans

A close look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam can guide sourcing...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

KTC refashioning the reputation of Made in China 19 Feb 2016

Leonie Barrie

Backed by his belief that the current apparel sourcing model is broken, Gerhard Flatz, managing director at high end performance wear specialist KTC, is charting a new course for the company. He’s trying to change the perception of what it means to be ‘Made in China’ by losing the factory tagline and instead building on the firm’s ethical credentials, its skilled workmanship, and repositioning it as a key ingredient of a high quality garment.

Latest News

South Africa clothing production continues to fall 29 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

South Africa’s textiles and clothing industry has seen the biggest drop in employment of all the country’s manufacturing sectors over a ten-year period.

Sri Lanka Design Festival to focus on innovation 29 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Disrupting old systems, and reinvention and transformation, will be the key themes of this year's Sri Lanka Design Festival, which aims to map out innovative shifts that could affect the course of the country's apparel industry.

Brands back training for Pakistan cotton farmers 29 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Around 200,000 Pakistani cotton farmers are set to benefit from a global cotton industry partnership that will train them on issues such as sustainability in farming and child labour thanks to funding from brands such as H&M and Levi Strauss & Co. 

Vietnam garment exports slow as orders stall 28 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow in the first eight months of the year but at a slower pace than the year before due to production delays and falling demand on global markets, new figures show. 

Vietnam's Vinatex opens $5.7m garment factory 26 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has inaugurated a new US$5.7m garment factory, located in the central province of Ngh? An.

Bahrain latest to ratify WTO trade deal 26 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Bahrain has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in a further sign of support for the landmark global deal. 

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