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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...

Why no other countries can step into China’s shoes

There's no doubt China faces a number of challenges, ranging from slowing economic growth to growing retail competition and – in March at le...

Mauritius on a mission to elevate manufacturing

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has established a solid reputation over the years as a manufacturer of high-tech, high-end clothi...

Vietnam – Are we too late to the party? 

Will the EU FTA and TPP trade agreements truly make Vietnam the replacement solution to the higher labour cost challenges in China? Gary Bar...

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

Better Work Vietnam launches labour law mobile app 24 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

The Better Work Vietnam initiative has launched a new Labor Law app for smartphones, designed to educate garment factories and outside users on the compliance challenges faced in the industry.

Wal-Mart eyes China turnaround with deal 21 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Wal-Mart has swapped its Chinese online grocery business for a stake in the country's second largest e-commerce site, in a move that will likely see the US retail behemoth attempt to turn around its China business.

SGS expands Mexico textile and apparel testing lab 21 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

SGS has relocated its textile testing facility to a larger premises in Mexico City in a move that will enable the inspection and verification company to offer a more diverse range of testing, inspection and audit supply chain solutions from raw materials to retail. 

Unifi expands Repreve global reach to Sri Lanka 17 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

US yarn manufacturer Unifi Inc will expand global availability of its Repreve recycled polyester brand and other Premier Value-Added (PVA) yarns through a new division in Sri Lanka, Unifi Textiles Colombo Private Limited (UTCL).

Ben Sherman inks deal to launch in China 17 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

British fashion label Ben Sherman is set to launch in the Far East after its parent company Marquee Brands brokered a deal with MRH SpaRotica Groupé to distribute the brand in the Greater China region.

Report on shifts in US apparel imports from China 15 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

Imports of manmade fibre knit shirts and women’s and blouses from China into the US saw the biggest growth in volume across all clothing categories between 2009 and 2015, according to a new report.

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