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Vietnam factories face fire safety challenge

Blocked fire exits and a lack of proper equipment and training highlight a “persistently high” level of non-compliance with fire safety stan...

Global footwear to strengthen but hurdles remain

The global footwear industry is expected to grow 4-5% to nearly $200bn next year as a firming global economy fuels consumer demand for leadi...

China's apparel sector ponders sustainability

China's clothing and textile manufacturers want to create a sustainable industry unreliant on cheap labour and poor environmental performanc...

China's Xinjiang trying to lure garment companies

The Xinjiang regional government in China's north west is pushing ahead with its planned US$3.2bn package of incentives to attract investmen...

Latest Interviews

Diesel's co-founder works to beat the denim blues 3 Oct 2014

Ivan Castano Freeman

Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel's co-founder, is working to promote a new stretch fabric he hopes will turn around the fortunes of the $50bn denim industry.

Interview: Liu Zibin, GM at Luthai Textile 23 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

China-based shirt manufacturer and yarn supplier Luthai Textile Co has its sights firmly set on growing its global business. Earlier this month, as the company revealed plans to open an office in New York, Michelle Russell talked to Luthai general manager Liu Zibin about the rationale behind the move.

Latest News

Philippines added to European Union GSP+ scheme 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to approve duty-free access to EU markets for the Philippines.

Wage theft of migrants in Thai apparel industry 18 Dec 2014

Leonie Barrie

A study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar (Burma) in the Thai apparel industry suggests the workers are typically paid less than the legal minimum wage - a practice known as "wage theft".

Investigation uncovers China's dog leather trade 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

An undercover investigation in China by animal rights group PETA has found leather goods sold globally may be made out of the skin from slaughtered dogs.

Pakistan buyers forum established 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

A buyers forum for Pakistan was established this week following a two-day meeting to promote the sustainability of Pakistan's garment and textile industry.

Li Ning to raise up to US$218m in open offer 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Chinese sporting goods business Li Ning plans to raise up to HK$1.69bn (US$218m) by way of an open offer in a bid to improve its cash position and support growth.

Indian Govt textile mill policy draws criticism 17 Dec 2014

Raghavendra Verma

A former chief official at the Indian Textiles Ministry has attacked government plans to prolong the life of loss-making state-owned textile mills.

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