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Cotton price decline unlikely to help unit costs

With global cotton prices sitting at a five-year low, apparel firms should be benefitting from lower unit costs. That's the theory at least....

Opinion divided on China cotton import cuts

China, the world's top cotton consumer, has announced a significant reduction to its 2015 cotton import quota to boost demand for domestical...

Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

Growth in smart garments and wearable technology

Long touted as "the next big thing", wearable technology has until now been held back by concerns ranging from cost to style, comfort and pr...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.


Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.

Latest News

Armenia textile and garment industry in $1m boost 1 Oct 14

Poorna Rodrigo

Armenia is trying to increase its share of the garment and textile market locally and internationally, with the Russian government trying to help with a US$1m grant.


US and EU apparel groups set out stance on TTIP 1 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

As the seventh round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) get underway this week, groups representing apparel brands and retailers in both the US and EU have set out what they see as the key priorities for the agreement.


IAF's 30th Convention kickstarts in Colombia 1 Oct 14

Ivan Castano Freeman

The International Apparel Federation (IAF)'s 30th annual convention launched in Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday (29 September), luring 330 delegates from over 15 countries to discuss the industry's latest challenges.


Shandong pulls out of Pakistan textile investment 1 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

The acquisition by Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China to acquire a majority stake in Pakistan's Masood Textile Mills will no longer take place.


Research challenges antimicrobial textile claims 1 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Canadian researchers have found that fabrics advertised as having antimicrobial properties perform better at beating odours when tested in the laboratory than they do when worn.


WFSGI taps sourcing expert to drive innovation 1 Oct 14

Katie Smith

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has appointed sourcing expert Dhyana van der Pols to the newly-created role of head of textile innovation and manufacturing.

Latest blogs

Crystal Group looks at long-term growth 30 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

In an exclusive interview published on just-style last week, Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group, talks about the challenges of building the business for long-term growth, and ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals.


Closer cooperation urged in Bangladesh 22 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Two separate calls came last week urging the various safety initiatives in Bangladesh to work more closely to coordinate their efforts - and for more input from the Bangladeshi government if the work achieved so far is to continue its momentum.

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