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Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M b...

Mexico urges fast-fashion brands to source locally

Global fast-fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters who are keen to grow their business in Mexico are being urg...

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...

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

Guangdong Esquel Textiles bags SteP certification 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Guangdong Esquel Textiles Co has become the first company in China to gain the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification for sustainable textile production.

Turkey in anti-dumping probe against US cotton 30 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Turkey’s Ministry of the Economy has launched an anti-dumping investigation against imports of US cotton, the National Cotton Council has said.

Raymond shares tumble on Q2 profit decline 30 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond Ltd saw its share price tumble 4.37% after revealing a drop in second-quarter earnings.

Raising the minimum wage may reduce employment 29 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Minimum wages are among the most challenging - and divisive - issues in the apparel industry, yet very little is known about the impact that a raise can have on employment levels, especially in emerging markets.

Africa's largest free trade area to launch 29 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Three trade blocs covering East and Southern Africa have agreed on the launch of Africa's largest free trade area in a bid to boost business and attract foreign investment.

India garment exports in 17.6% YTD rise 29 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

The value of garment exports from India rose 17.6% to top US$8bn in the first six months of the fiscal year, according to new figures.

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