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China undisputed giant of garment exports

Despite interest in East Africa as a future apparel making hub, it is likely to remain a small part of the global sourcing map over the next...

Cutting pollution saves China textile mills money

Annual savings of $14.7m in operating costs are being claimed for an initiative helping to cut water, energy and chemical use at textile mil...

Apparel working conditions linked to profit

If proof was ever needed of the commercial benefits of better working conditions in garment factories, a recent study from Better Work Vietn...

Morocco plans to grow fast fashion exports

The director general of Morocco’s clothing and textile industry association AMITH (Association Marocaine des Industries du Textile et de l’H...

Latest Interviews

Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.


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.

Latest News

China to reduce apparel import taxes 26 May 2015

Michelle Russell

China is to reduce import taxes by more than 50% on some consumer goods, including apparel, in a bid to encourage an increase in domestic spending.


Cotton USA brand launched in India 26 May 2015

Michelle Russell

The National Cotton Council of America has launched its flagship Cotton USA brand in India, which is itself one of the world's leading producers of cotton.


Call for probe into Philippines factory fire 22 May 2015

Katie Smith

The Philippine government is being urged to carry out a "full and detailed" investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire at a footwear factory in the country earlier this month, which killed 72 workers.


EU and Turkey to update customs union 20 May 2015

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and Turkey are to modernise their 20-year-old customs union and look at ways to enhance bilateral trade ties between the two regions.


Aditya Birla “strong” FY growth in fashion 20 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Nuvo has posted strong growth in its fashion and lifestyle business for the year and growth in group earnings.


Brandix named PVH ‘Global Supplier of the Year’ 18 May 2015

Leonie Barrie

One of the world’s largest apparel companies has named Sri Lanka’s Brandix Group as its Global Supplier of the Year across all product categories represented by its global vendor base.

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