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Africa courts clothing and textile investment

East African countries are aggressively courting foreign investors to revive their textiles and apparel industries....

Source Summit 2014: Quote/unquote

A raft of fashion industry experts gathered in London this week to discuss integrating sustainability into businesses through 3D (social, en...

MYANMAR SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Laos, Thailand, China, Bangladesh...

Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government whil...

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.


William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

just-style's research roundup 31 Jul 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include an overview of clothing retailing in the UK, a look at insect repellent apparel, and a country report on Myanmar.


Ghana task force to tackle textile design piracy 30 Jul 14

Richard Woodard

The Ghanaian government has set up a task force to combat the trade in counterfeit versions of the country’s textile designs.


Raymond will continue to invest as Q1 loss narrows 30 Jul 14

Katie Smith

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond Ltd has said it will continue to invest for growth, after narrowing its first-quarter loss thanks to higher sales.


South Africa cotton strike enters seventh day 30 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

A strike involving around 3,000 workers in South Africa's cotton sector has continued into its seventh day.


North Face commits to 100% recycled polyester 29 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

VF Corp outdoor brand The North Face has committed to using 100% recycled content for all of its polyester fabric by 2016.


SCS updates recycled content certification 29 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Environmental and sustainability certification SCS Global Services has released its updated recycled content certification standard.

Latest blogs

Bangladesh Alliance and Accord update on progress 28 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.


Exporters back India's budget but seek more 21 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Indian apparel exporters are seeking a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, including export subsidies to offset import duties imposed by the EU while talks continue towards an EU-India free trade agreement.

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