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China's Xinjiang trying to lure garment companies

The Xinjiang regional government in China's north west is pushing ahead with its planned US$3.2bn package of incentives to attract investmen...

Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M b...

Mexico urges fast-fashion brands to source locally

Global fast-fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters who are keen to grow their business in Mexico are being urg...

China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Eight footwear factories lead on social compliance 19 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

A committee of footwear sourcing executives has identified eight footwear factories in China and Vietnam that they say are among the top performers when it comes to social compliance and their commitment to continuously improve factory conditions and standards.


Cherokee and Reliance join forces in India 19 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has joined forces with India's Reliance Retail to develop a brand concept to be launched in India.


US firms eye Vietnam footwear growth ahead of TPP 18 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

The free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and 11 other Pacific nations will bring "huge" opportunities to expand Vietnam's footwear industry, experts believe.


Coats launches new services business in Vietnam 17 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Industrial thread major Coats Plc has launched its new services business in Vietnam, aimed at helping brands and manufacturers improve the productivity of their operations through a range of tools, processes and training.


Vardhman Textiles Q2 profit slides 48.4% 17 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Indian yarn manufacturer Vardhman Textiles has seen its second-quarter profit plummet 48.4% after sales growth was offset by lower margins.


China extends cotton subsidies to more regions 14 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

Further details have emerged on China's cotton policy reforms, with direct subsidies for farmers being extended to nine new growing regions.

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