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Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

China cuts cotton imports to boost domestic sales

China is to slash its cotton import quotas in 2015 to the mandatory WTO-approved import quota of 894,000 tonnes, in a bid to boost demand fo...

India's labour law reforms edge a step closer

The Indian government's promised reform of the country's labour laws has moved a step closer with the publication of a list of interim plans...

Major economic reforms needed in China: US report

The Chinese government faces a number of serious challenges if it is to maintain the country’s recent rapid economic growth in the longer te...

Latest Interviews

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.

Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Latest News

Activists slam dismissals at Sri Lanka shoe firm 26 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Unions and labour rights activitsts have slammed Sri Lankan footwear manufacturer Palla and Company following what they describe as "mass sackings and union-busting" by the firm.

China apparel interns in forced labour conditions 25 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Interns working in China’s huge apparel and textiles industry suffer working conditions which amount to “forced labour” under international law, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Vietnam's Vinatex raises US$58m through IPO 24 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has raised VND1.22trn (US$58m) through its initial public offering, which took place yesterday (23 September).

Exceed Co 'go private' deal nears completion 24 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Exceed Company says it remains in discussions with CEO Mr. Shuipan Lin and Pan Long Co regarding a proposed going private transaction, and a loan has now been agreed for the sale.

Uniqlo says reports of India entry are premature 23 Sep 2014

Julian Ryall

Fast Retailing Co has described media reports that it has committed to opening 100 Uniqlo stores across India as "premature and optimistic."

Ultrasonic executives to return missing money 22 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

The former CEO at footwear firm Ultrasonic AG, who disappeared last week along with most of the company's cash, has told the company he will return the missing money.

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