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New Jordan garment sector alliance helps refugees

A new garment sector alliance in Jordan aims to create opportunities for refugees caught up in the Syrian crisis and help their host countri...

Colombia garment makers invest $40m in production

Colombia's top textile and garment suppliers are making big investments to boost manufacturing automation and innovation and win new orders...

Brands take a stance on Syrian refugees in Turkey

Experts have highlighted concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry and are urging the Turkis...

Hard hit Turkish industry is not knocked out

After a number of setbacks last year, including political upheaval, terrorist attacks and an influx of Syrian refugees, textile and clothing...

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

Brandix rolls out Tukatech systems 26 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

Sri Lankan apparel producer Brandix has rolled out Tukatech's apparel software systems in factories for all divisions worldwide to help boost the efficiency of its product development and production.


MEPs assess Sri Lanka progress on human rights 20 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Sri Lanka must ensure its workers have the effective right to organise and bargain collectively, MEPs have said, if the country is to deliver on its promise of guaranteeing employee rights as the country looks to regain its GSP+ status.


Europe cautions on China manufacturing policy 20 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

While China's focus on upgrading its industrial base is a necessary undertaking, stoking tensions with international trade partners through the implementation of a carefully orchestrated industrial strategy could be highly problematic, a report has warned.


New platform provides Turkey supply chain insight 19 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

An anonymous toll-free phone platform, supported by C&A Foundation and designed to expose risks and best practices in the Turkish apparel industry, has received calls from more than one-third of workers involved.


Future Group eyes digital innovation with C&D Lab 19 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Indian retail giant Future Group has opened a consumer and digital (C&D) lab in Bangalore that it says will bring in next generation innovations using Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics, blockchains, Internet of Things, robotics and allied technologies.


Perry Ellis in South Africa Original Penguin deal 18 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a licensing deal Sector Apparel Group for the distribution of Original Penguin by Munsingwear men's apparel in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. 

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