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Cutting pollution saves China textile mills money

Annual savings of $14.7m in operating costs are being claimed for an initiative helping to cut water, energy and chemical use at textile mil...

Apparel working conditions linked to profit

If proof was ever needed of the commercial benefits of better working conditions in garment factories, a recent study from Better Work Vietn...

Morocco plans to grow fast fashion exports

The director general of Morocco’s clothing and textile industry association AMITH (Association Marocaine des Industries du Textile et de l’H...

Factory strike shows Vietnam worker vulnerability

A week-long strike at a Taiwanese-owned footwear factory in Vietnam has exposed a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country th...

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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.

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China cotton imports to rise as Xinjiang cuts crop 15 Apr 2015

Elsa Reed

A China-based cotton expert has predicted that Chinese clothing and textile producers will be forced to import more cotton after the government of Xinjiang province decided to reduce its total cotton farming area in 2015.

Crystal first China licensee of RevoLaze tech 15 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

Crystal Apparel has become the first denim jeans maker in China to sign a licence with US-based laser technology firm RevoLaze after patent infringement lawsuits were filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC) in January.

Thailand project to vertically integrate clothing 14 Apr 2015

Thomas Maresca

Thai authorities are teaming up with one of the country’s leading fashion media publishers to develop and promote the local fashion industry from materials to design.

Vietnam hosts Italian textile machinery workshops 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

Vietnam is among the most promising emerging markets for textile and garment-making machinery and two upcoming workshops aim to strengthen links between local operators and Italian technology providers.

First lawsuit filed under China environmental law 9 Apr 2015

Jens Kastner

Four months after China’s new tough Environment Protection Law came into force to facilitate public interest litigation against polluters – including textile finishing plants – a court in Shangdong Province’s Dezhou city is to hear the first case demanding compensation for air pollution.

Pakistan seeks more FDI for textile sector 7 Apr 2015

Keith Nuthall

The Pakistan government has told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will proactively seek foreign direct investment (FDI) for its clothing and textile sector as it seeks to leverage its GSP+ preferential trade access to the European Union (EU).

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