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Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential

While Vietnam is likely to see some of the biggest apparel export gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new report confirms indu...

Is China really going through a slump?

Slowing economic growth and growing competition are hitting the profits of Chinese retailers, while the country's clothing exports to the US...

Gildan supply chain to drive acquisition synergies

Like Hanesbrands the week before, Gildan Activewear also sees the ability to plug into its large-scale, low-cost global supply chain as the...

Assessing Africa as an alternative apparel source

Africa has undeniable advantages that make it attractive as a potential destination for large volume, low cost, commodity garments, accordin...

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.

Latest News

Gap accused of rights violations in supply chain 26 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

US speciality fashion giant Gap Inc has told just-style it is collaborating with unions, governments and industry associations to improve working conditions in the factories that make its clothes after a study found violations at suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia.

Pakistan project promotes organic cotton farming 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

A three-year project has been launched in Pakistan to promote organic cotton farming in Balochistan province.

Labour may limit Malaysia TPP apparel shipments 23 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

US imports of apparel from Malaysia are expected to increase under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement – although gains would be smaller in absolute terms than those seen for Vietnam.

Pakistan ten-month textile exports tumble 23 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Pakistan saw its garment and textile exports fall by nearly 8% in the first ten months of its current fiscal year as the sector continues to be hampered by safety and security issues and a lack of modernisation.

India unions to intensify work in garment sector 23 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Unions have said they will intensify their work in India's garment and textile industry in order to improve worker safety and defend employees' rights, with a pledge to ramp up recruitment.

PVH enters JV in Mexico with Grupo Axo 20 May 2016

Michelle Russell

PVH Corp has signed a joint venture agreement in Mexico that will allow it to maintain a direct ownership interest in its Calvin Klein and Heritage Brands businesses in the country, while gaining more control over Tommy Hilfiger in the region.

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