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Changes in China cotton policies cause uncertainty

The impact of recent changes to Chinese government policies on both the production and sale of raw cotton are continuing to cause uncertaint...

Garment firms set sights on Vietnam amid TPP talks

Progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to falter, with the latest talks coming to an end last week in Japan amid "conside...

PSF 2014: No one size fits all in apparel sourcing

Even though China continues to play a pivotal role as an apparel supplier, interest in alternative sources continues to dominate industry di...

PSF 2014: Shifting focus from cost to consumer

The apparel industry needs to find a better way of doing business. That's the stark message to emerge from supply chain executives who belie...

Latest Interviews

String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.


Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.

Latest News

Advisory Committee appointed for cashmere forum 24 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

An advisory committee for the Cashmere World forum is developing a programme of speakers for this year's event, which it says will be designed to "propel the industry to another level".


Unifi Q3 profit soars on improved sales 24 Apr 14

Katie Smith

US yarn manufacturer Unifi saw its third-quarter profit more than triple, thanks to higher sales and lower domestic depreciation expenses.


just-style's research roundup 24 Apr 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Cambodia, an overview of the market for wearable technology, and a country report on Myanmar.


Patagonia invests in sustainable textile processor 23 Apr 14

Richard Woodard

Outdoor apparel business Patagonia has invested in sustainable textile processor CO2Nexus through its environmental $20 Million & Change fund.


Vietnam Q1 textile and garment exports surge 21.9% 22 Apr 14

Ngo Tuan

Vietnam's textile and clothing exports jumped 21.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014 to reach $4.53bn, according to the country's General Statistics Office.


Lectra to support Ruyi manufacturing expansion 22 Apr 14

Richard Woodard

Technology solutions provider Lectra is set to support the expansion of manufacturing operations at Chinese textile and apparel maker Ruyi Group.

Latest blogs

Fashion Revolution Day marks Rana Plaza anniversary 24 Apr 14

Katie Smith

A campaign encouraging shoppers to ask where and how their garments have been made has been set up to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.


Is China losing its competitive edge? 22 Apr 14

Leonie Barrie

Further confirmation that China's garment manufacturing industry continues to lose its competitive edge came last week when it was revealed that a number of Hong Kong garment companies are looking to build plants in Burma/Myanmar.

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