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SOURCING: Production problems weigh on Pakistan

Pakistan's ambition to double its clothing and textile exports over five years, and its accession to the EU's GSP+ trade scheme last year, s...

Budget detail disappoints India garment makers

Last May, India overwhelmingly elected Narenrda Modi as Prime Minster. While apparel factory owners thought he was “business friendly,” few...

Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...

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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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Cotton policy and prices hit Weiqiao Textile FY 23 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

China’s Weiqiao Textile Company said it was affected by a persistent decline in cotton price, rising labour costs, shrinking downstream demand and the declining sales price of products in its last fiscal as earnings and sales fell.


Yue Yuen to up investment after FY profit slide 23 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, the world's largest sports shoe maker, has revealed it will increase investment in new technologies and innovative materials to improve production efficiency, after reporting a double-digit decline in annual net profit.


Xiu.com expands to take European brands to China 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

Chinese online fashion retailer Xiu.com has expanded its logistic networks into Europe in a bid to help brands sell their products in the fast-growing Chinese market.


Yue Yuen workers strike over production changes 19 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

Less than a year after a two-week long strike at Chinese footwear manufacturer Yue Yuen, as many as 5,000 workers are reportedly taking part in a new round of industrial action over proposed production changes.


Greenpeace ranks fashion firms on detox efforts 19 Mar 2015

Richard Woodard

Greenpeace has launched its second “Detox Catwalk” – an online platform designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain.


Founder returns as Li Ning posts third FY loss 19 Mar 2015

Richard Woodard

Founder and chairman Li Ning is returning to the day-to-day running of his eponymous sports business after it reported its third straight annual loss.

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