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$1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports

Pakistan's clothing industry has told just-style that a new government assistance package announced last week to boost the country's clothin...

Mexico riots hit apparel retailers and shipments

Mexican retailers lost more than $70m amid protests and looting last week that blocked major highways and caused delays in clothing shipment...

Is China about to burst its apparel trade bubble?

For the past six years China's clothing producers have retained their dominance of world apparel manufacturing despite widespread forecasts...

Five ways China is repositioning for the future

Despite the size of its supply base, its range of skills and quality levels, China's apparel industry is repositioning for the future – incl...

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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.

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Brands need to tackle Turkey factory refugee abuse 19 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Nordic fashion brands including H&M, KappAhl, Lindex are not doing enough to help tackle the abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories, a new report suggests.

Inovatica develops ECG smart T-shirt 19 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Polish software solutions company Inovatica has unveiled a smart t-shirt, developed with bio-monitoring capacities, designed to allow electrocardiography (ECG) on the person wearing it.

Itochu to help Vinatex move up the value chain 17 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has signed a co-operation agreement with Japanese conglomerate Itochu Corp in a move expected to help develop a change in production method and the joint development and supply of textile items for the global market.

Fashion arm boosts Reliance Retail Q3 17 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries, reported a jump in profit of more than 40% for its third-quarter, boosted by a strong performance from its fashion and lifestyle category. 

Euratex calls for action on China trade barriers 16 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Europe's textile and apparel industry is calling on the European Commission to "strongly act" and clarify its position on investigating anti-subsidy proceedings against China and on tackling barriers to trade in the country.

MAS Holdings planning second industrial park 13 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings is preparing to begin operations at its second industrial park, located in Giriulla in the north west of the country. 

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