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Pakistan textile mills fear rash of closures

Pakistan’s textile industry is pessimistic about its prospects, warning of wholesale closures amongst fabric mills unless the government ste...

Where next for US apparel imports from China?

Every month the US Government's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) publishes industry import data, and every month professionals pounce...

Textile investments flow into Vietnam ahead of TPP

Foreign direct investment is flowing into Vietnam in anticipation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which is expected to op...

Analysts see snags in China private label clothing

Late last month, Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung formed a joint venture with Chinese retailers Bailian Group and Wangfujing Departm...

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

US upgrade paves way for Malaysia in TPP 28 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

An upgrade of Malaysia in the US government’s annual report on human trafficking paves the way for the Southeast Asia nation to take part in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.


Century Q1 textile earnings climb 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Indian yarn, fabric and denim maker Century Textiles & Industries saw earnings and sales in its textile division climb during the first quarter.


Manufacturing in China falls to 15-month low 27 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Manufacturing in China continued to decline in July, with the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) falling to a 15-month low.


Human rights groups file Peru labour complaint 24 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

A number of US and Peruvian human rights and union groups have filed a complaint alleging Peru's government failed to enforce basic garment sector labour laws under the terms of a free trade pact.


Wal-Mart eyes China growth with Yihaodian buy 24 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has taken full ownership of its Chinese e-commerce business Yihaodian, as part of its long-term plans to grow its China business.


Malaysia's Penfabric labels products Made in Green 23 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Malaysian textile firm Penfabric, a subsidiary of Japan’s Toray Industries, has become what is thought to be the first vertically-integrated textile maker to start labelling its products with the Oeko-Tex ‘Made in Green’ traceable product label.

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