Fibres & fabrics: Latest news and analysis articles
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....
China, the world's top cotton consumer, has announced a significant reduction to its 2015 cotton import quota to boost demand for domestical...
A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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