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TPP tariff phase-out guides Vietnam sourcing plans

A close look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam can guide sourcing...

Big data helps Crystal Group sustainability gains

A focus on innovation in industrial engineering and information technology (IT) is helping manufacturing giant Crystal Group maintain its co...

India sets out long-overdue clothing labour reform

Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 10m...

Mexico textile import rules hamper apparel trade

Mexico is being urged to overhaul a newly expanded set of import reference prices US apparel makers say are hampering trade, causing delays...

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

Vietnam mulls wage freeze to boost competitiveness 26 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile and apparel industry says it expects to miss its export target in 2016 due to slowing consumer demand and increased competition – and has proposed a freeze on wages to address the issues. 

Hyosung sets up Mipan nylon facility in Vietnam 26 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

South Korean yarn giant Hyosung is setting up a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam for its Mipan branded nylon.

Arvind and TÜV Rheinland join ZDHC pledge 25 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

Indian denim giant Arvind and German technical inspection company TÜV Rheinland have both become members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme.

Debate rages on China market economy status 22 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

The granting of market economy status to China at the end of this year, and its subsequent treatment in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, has divided industry sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. 

India eyes $40bn textile, apparel exports by 2017 21 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

India's textile and apparel exports are forecast to grow by 6% in the next fiscal year, driven by additional incentives to improve competitiveness, expected growth in the garment sector, and higher fibre prices, new data shows. 

EU and US dispute China raw materials duties 20 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

The European Union (EU) and US are taking legal action against China over export restrictions it has placed on raw materials that could have implications for the garment and textile industry. 

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