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India's labour law reforms edge a step closer

The Indian government's promised reform of the country's labour laws has moved a step closer with the publication of a list of interim plans...

Major economic reforms needed in China: US report

The Chinese government faces a number of serious challenges if it is to maintain the country’s recent rapid economic growth in the longer te...

Apparel industry not immune from Russia tensions

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposit...

Adidas "remains committed" to Russian market

German sporting giant Adidas says it remains "fully committed" to the Russian market, despite plans to close stores and significantly pare b...

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 dye-maker to shut after desert pollution 19 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

A textile dye maker in northwest China has been ordered to demolish its factory on the edge of the Tengger Desert after discharging waste water into one of the country's largest deserts for more than a decade.


Indian Ministry approves plan for 13 textile parks 19 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

The Indian Government's Ministry of Textiles has approved the development of 13 textile parks.


Trial cotton subsidy scheme underway in China 18 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

New - albeit sketchy - details are starting to emerge on a draft cotton policy being trialled with Chinese cotton farmers in the region of Xinjiang, which will pay subsidies when the market price falls below a pre-set benchmark.


Denim expert Goldschmied joins IAF convention 18 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Adriano Goldschmied, the creator of iconic denim lines Diesel, Replay and AG Adriano Goldschmied and adviser to many other denim brands, is joining the speaker line-up at the annual IAF World Fashion convention taking place later this month.


Ultrasonic execs disappear along with company cash 17 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Two of the top executives at Ultrasonic AG, a Germany-listed footwear firm based in China, have disappeared - along with most of the company's cash funds.


Egypt factory collapse kills 6 workers 17 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Six people are reported to have been killed at the weekend when a textile dyeing facility collapsed near the Egyptian capital Cairo.

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