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China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

IAF convention calls for innovation and inclusion

Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly c...

Opinion divided on China cotton import cuts

China, the world's top cotton consumer, has announced a significant reduction to its 2015 cotton import quota to boost demand for domestical...

Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Mr Price shares climb on H1 profit expectations 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

South African discount retailer Mr Price Group saw its share price climb by close of trading after revealing it expects to record a 20-24% increase in earnings for its first-half.


China and US apparel groups strengthen trade ties 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles and Apparel (CCCT) have agreed to jointly address industry issues ranging from product safety, to labelling and retail.


Living wage campaigns get underway in Africa 22 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Action plans are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages, with unions across the region agreeing to work towards this goal.


Costco makes China debut through deal with Alibaba 16 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

US warehouse retailer Costco is making its first move into China by opening an online store on Alibaba Group's Tmall global website.


Child labour products still entering US from China 15 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Products made with child or prison labour or manufactured under poor working conditions in China continue to enter the US, according to a report by The Congressional-Executive Commission on China.


Unifi launches new Sorbtek staple fibre 14 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co (UTSC) has unveiled its new Sorbtek staple fibre, which it claims combines the comfort of cotton with the functionality of polyester.

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