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Hard hit Turkish industry is not knocked out

After a number of setbacks last year, including political upheaval, terrorist attacks and an influx of Syrian refugees, textile and clothing...

China leads US apparel sources with falling prices

For all the claims that US apparel buyers are seeking alternative sources to China amid concerns it is losing its competitiveness, new data...

Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports o...

Primark challenges critics with cotton initiative

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that hav...

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.

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Union building project boosts recruitment in India 23 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

A union building project has boosted recruitment in India, with affiliates of IndustriAll global union organising more than 63,000 new members since 2014 - 19,993 of whom are from the textile, garments, shoe and leather sector.

China campaign to tackle clothing waste 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

A new campaign has launched in Shanghai, China to educate consumers on the impact of clothing consumption and how the public can help end textile waste across various points in the value chain.

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail books Q3 loss 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Indian fashion and lifestyle company Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) has moved to a loss in its third-quarter as a result of the government's demonetisation last November, but booked an increase in sales.

Alibaba and Bailian Group partner on "new retail" 20 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is collaborating with the country's leading retailer Bailian Group on a strategic partnership it says is designed to boost efficiency and "upend" the traditional manufacturing and supply chain model. 

Mogul develops new nonwoven with fabric drape 17 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Turkey-based non-woven manufacturer Mogul has developed a new fabric for applications including outdoor performance wear, jeans, sports and leisure wear, uniforms and workwear.

Ciel Textiles H1 hit by lower knit earnings 16 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Ciel Textiles, the Mauritius-listed clothing business which supplies a number of European retailers, saw earnings decline in its first-half, with its knits and knitwear division suffering a "difficult" semester.

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