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AGOA renewal offers great opportunities for Africa

Should the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) be renewed for ten years as expected, there would be unprecedented opportunities for th...

Water pollution crackdown hits China textile firms

Upstream textile and finishing suppliers to China’s mighty clothing industry may face a struggle to survive following the release of the gov...

Vietnam factory checks to address SME compliance

Vietnam's Labour Ministry and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have joined forces to carry out inspections at hundreds of small a...

Morocco funds clothing capacity to drive exports

Although Morocco’s garment manufacturing industry is well established, supplying giants such as Zara-owner Inditex, it is continuing to inve...

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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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Huntsman makes India subcontinent appointment 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman International (India) Pvt has made a senior appointment as part of a leadership succession move for the Indian subcontinent.


Textured Jersey to buy Ocean India for $15m 2 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile mills, is to acquire knit fabric manufacturer Ocean India for US$15m, a move that will make it the only Sri Lankan-based multinational fabric mill and a leading textile player in South Asia.


South Africa garment employment poised for growth 2 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Employment levels in South Africa's clothing, textile, footwear and leather sectors have increased 1.5% in the last year, with employment poised for growth, following a prolonged period of job losses.


Aeropostale to expand in India and Indonesia 2 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

US casual apparel retailer Aeropostale has signed licensing deals with textile and apparel business Arvind, and PT Mitra Adiperkasa, that will see it expand in Asia, opening stores in India and Indonesia.


China cotton stockpile auction may shake up market 30 Jun 2015

Jens Kastner

China is to start to sell down its massive cotton stockpile from early July through August, in a move likely to shake up the market, it emerged today (30 June).


Over 8,000 children in Delhi garment industry 30 Jun 2015

Leonie Barrie

More than 8,000 children are likely to be engaged in garment-related labour in India’s national capital Delhi, according to a recent report, of which the vast majority (up to 70%) could be girls.

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