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Chaos in the world’s trade agreements

The world garment trade was transformed in August, writes Mike Flanagan, with the biggest casualty likely to be India’s plans to increase te...

Will Vietnam struggle with impending trade deals?

Clothing and textile industry specialists have warned just-style that the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free-trade deal struck earlier this mo...

Yuan devaluation impact mixed for garment firms

Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value of the yuan to...

China devaluation: what’s the big deal?

Why the fuss about China’s yuan devaluation earlier this month? While pretty trivial by the standards of the past 50 years, it has managed t...

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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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Thousands of workers in Indonesia wage rally 3 Sep 2015

Leonie Barrie

Thousands of workers took part in demonstrations across Indonesia on Tuesday (1 September), calling for higher wages and improved labour laws.


Vietnam apparel industry calls for lower wage 3 Sep 2015

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile and apparel industry is calling for a lower minimum wage to be set after a consensus was reached for a 12.4% increase to take effect from January 2016.


PVH “well-positioned” in China despite headwinds 1 Sep 2015

Michelle Russell

PVH Corp says it is “very well-positioned” in China and has not suffered as a result of the recent yuan devaluation, but will be “more conservative” with its Calvin Klein business in the country heading into 2016.


Adidas seeking to resolve shoe supplier dispute 28 Aug 2015

Katie Smith

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.


Gerber launches Mauritius apparel programme 27 Aug 2015

Michelle Russell

Gerber Technology has established a technical assistance and training programme in Mauritius, aimed at boosting the uptake of its software solutions for apparel pattern making.


Tianjin blast “minimal” impact on garment exports 26 Aug 2015

Frank Hersey

The Chinese clothing export sector would have suffered more if the powerful explosions that ripped through a storage facility at Tianjin Port earlier this month had occurred in more southerly ports in the country, according to a specialist in China’s garment industry.

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