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Pakistan industry seeks help to kickstart exports

Leaders of Pakistan’s clothing and textile industry have told just-style they are concerned about the sector’s declining exports, and are ca...

Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?

Vietnam's National Salary Council may have agreed to increase the country-wide minimum wage next year by the smallest proportion in a decade...

Mexico makers restructure to boost fashion skills

Mexico's textiles and apparel industry is restructuring following a 40% decline in exports since its 2002 heyday and the subsequent loss of...

Weak wage compliance in Asia garment industry

The rate of minimum wage non-compliance among seven major garment exporting nations in Asia is highest in the Philippines and India, accordi...

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

Huntsman and Jihua collaborate on China chemicals 28 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

Huntsman Textile Effects has formed a strategic partnership with dyes and chemicals manufacturer Jihua Group in a move designed to speed up the supply chains of both companies so they can react more quickly to industry demand. 

Spanish marine waste project moves into Thailand 27 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Spanish sustainable fashion brand Ecoalf, whose fabrics are made from recycled materials such as discarded fishing nests and marine plastic litter, is expanding its Upcycling the Oceans project into Thailand.

Sequential to expand basketball brand to China 27 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Brand management company Sequential Brands has entered into a long-term agreement with Chinese sports brand Guirenniao Co., Ltd (GRN) to roll out its AND1 basketball brand across China.

Apparel brands "ignoring" refugee abuse in Turkey 25 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 

Textile worker injured in Pakistan factory fire 25 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

It is understood one worker has been injured after a fire broke out in a textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan, in the early hours of Monday (24 October) morning.

Child refugees found in Turkey apparel factories 24 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

Syrian refugee children as young as ten years old have been found working in garment factories in Turkey making clothes for brands including Marks & Spencer and Asos, a television documentary claims.

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