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Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...

TPP impact on Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Vietnam’s apparel sector is set to receive a major boost from the signing of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, although the exte...

Philippines garment sector upbeat over EU GSP+

The Philippines' garment sector is expected to be a key beneficiary of the country's inclusion within the European Union's (EU) GSP+ scheme...

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

South Africa to grow grass for recyclable textiles 25 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

An initiative is launching next month in South Africa to grow a new type of grass that can be used to create zero-waste recyclable textiles.


Sri Lanka and Bangladesh FTA talks underway 25 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Sri Lanka has said a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh could boost current levels of bilateral trade by seven-fold, as talks get underway to secure a deal.


Pakistan garment exports up 14% in January 25 Feb 2015

Richard Woodard

Pakistan’s exports of knitwear, ready-made garments and other textile and apparel products increased in January, but were offset by a fall in cotton shipments.


First apparel size and fit project in Middle East 24 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailers Splash and Iconic have launched their first ‘fit’ accredited ranges following what is thought to be the first ever garment sizing, fit and development project carried out in the Middle East.


Pakistan and ILO sign garment workplace pact 23 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

The Pakistan Textile Exporters Association has partnered with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to set out a framework aimed at improving productivity in the Faisalabad textile and garment industry through training and compliance.


Huntsman to improve Panko Vina productivity 17 Feb 2015

Richard Woodard

Huntsman Textile Effects is to implement a Productivity Improvement Program (PIP) at a knitwear mill operated by Panko Vina Corporation in Vietnam.

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