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Mexico makers bullish on Trump's proposed tariffs

While Mexico’s apparel makers are outlining their concerns at US president-elect Donald Trump's proposal to tear up the North American Free...

Trump trade policy – Who knows what he'll do?

Norma Rae has had her revenge: the working class in America just elected Donald Trump as the country's 45th president, writes Robert Antosha...

Latin American makers nervous over Trump victory

Donald Trump's election as the next US president is putting Mexico and other Latin American nations on tenterhooks as they wait to see if he...

Pakistan industry seeks help to kickstart exports

Leaders of Pakistan’s clothing and textile industry have told just-style they are concerned about the sector’s declining exports, and are ca...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


KTC refashioning the reputation of Made in China 19 Feb 2016

Leonie Barrie

Backed by his belief that the current apparel sourcing model is broken, Gerhard Flatz, managing director at high end performance wear specialist KTC, is charting a new course for the company. He’s trying to change the perception of what it means to be ‘Made in China’ by losing the factory tagline and instead building on the firm’s ethical credentials, its skilled workmanship, and repositioning it as a key ingredient of a high quality garment.

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EU urged to adopt roadmap for Sri Lanka GSP+ bid 2 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

The European Union (EU) is being urged to adopt a roadmap for Sri Lanka with time-bound measures to comply with core labour conventions before it can regain GSP+ beneficiary status. 


PVH closes Mexico JV with Grupo Axo 2 Dec 2016

Beth Wright

PVH Corp has finalised a joint venture agreement in Mexico that will allow it to maintain a direct ownership interest in its Calvin Klein and Heritage Brands businesses in the country, while gaining more control over Tommy Hilfiger in the region.


Pakistan suspends India cotton imports 30 Nov 2016

Michelle Russell

Pakistan is understood to have suspended the import of cotton and other agriculture commodities from India due to rising tensions between the two countries.


Aditya Birla fashion unit books Q2 growth 29 Nov 2016

Michelle Russell

Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Nuvo has posted growth in its fashion and lifestyle business for the second quarter. 


Crystal expands empowerment project to male staff 28 Nov 2016

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal Group has expanded its worker empowerment programme to male staff for the first time.


South Africa label firm secures ISO certification 25 Nov 2016

Beth Wright

  Apparel label business ITL has added its largest South African facility to its list of globally certified factories.

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