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Philippines garment sector upbeat over EU GSP+

The Philippines' garment sector is expected to be a key beneficiary of the country's inclusion within the European Union's (EU) GSP+ scheme...

Reliance-Shandong alliance may inspire other deals

The newly announced textile joint venture between India's Reliance Industries and China's Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group could ins...

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...

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

Kanati pulls production out of Pakistan 28 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Canadian men's wear company Kanati Co says continued disruption to its production in Pakistan has forced it to pull out of the country and bring its entire manufacturing back home.


Mexican worker detained as Bata dispute escalates 27 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

One worker has been taken into custody and another eight threatened with detention as an industrial dispute with footwear company Bata in Mexico escalates, according to the IndustriAll global union.


Fashion boosts Reliance Retail Q3 27 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Strong growth in the fashion and lifestyle sector helped India’s Reliance Retail to boost earnings and revenues in the third quarter, accelerating the growth seen in the previous three-month period.


Raymond Q3 profit falls despite 14% sales rise 22 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond has recorded a mixed set of third-quarter results, with lower earnings but double-digit revenue growth.


More detail on Mexican footwear import changes 21 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

More details have emerged on regulatory changes governing footwear imports into Mexico, according to a report from legal firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.


Brazilian footwear firms step up export efforts 20 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

Brazilian footwear firms are stepping up their export efforts as part of a BRL41.4m (US$15.7m) programme over the next two years to target new customers in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, China and Russia.

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