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Booming demand boosts Colombia apparel and textile

Colombia's textiles and apparel industry is set to grow 7% to $9bn in 2014, buoyed by strong domestic sales. The forecast comes as sourcing...

Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government whil...

Is China's dream becoming a nightmare scenario?

China's leader Xi Jinping last year adopted The China Dream as the theme of his presidency, combining "economic prosperity" with "national r...

African apparel makers must plan for renewed AGOA

There are growing opportunities in the US for African clothing and textile producers, but a long-term preferential trade agreement is needed...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Latest News

China to overtake US as largest apparel market 1 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

China is set to overtake the US to become the world's largest apparel and footwear market in 2017, according to new data.


More Brandix plants win M&S green accolade 31 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Two manufacturing plants in the Brandix Apparel Solutions Lingerie Cluster in Sri Lanka have been awarded the Eco Factory Attributes accolade by retailer Marks & Spencer.


Arvind grows Q1 profit on revenue gains 31 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

A solid revenue gain at its brands and retail business helped Indian textile conglomerate Arvind Ltd to book a double-digit increase in first-quarter profit.


Raymond will continue to invest as Q1 loss narrows 30 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond Ltd has said it will continue to invest for growth, after narrowing its first-quarter loss thanks to higher sales.


South Africa cotton strike enters seventh day 30 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

A strike involving around 3,000 workers in South Africa's cotton sector has continued into its seventh day.


China's economic downturn hits Zuoan's Q1 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

The ongoing downturn in China's retail industry has hit earnings and sales for casual men's wear retailer Zuoan Fashion in the first quarter.

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