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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...

Nicaragua apparel makers see bleak future from TPP

Nicaragua's apparel industry is expected to grow 8% to $1.5bn this year, fuelled by rising exports to the US. But while the numbers are enco...

Is China's dream becoming a nightmare scenario?

China's leader Xi Jinping last year adopted The China Dream as the theme of his presidency, combining "economic prosperity" with "national r...

Gap's Myanmar move highlights country's potential

Faced with the growing risks of producing in Bangladesh and Cambodia as well as the rising cost of countries like China and Indonesia, it is...

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

Crystal Group improves worker communication 21 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Garment maker Crystal Group has rolled out a new system to improve internal communication with its workers on areas ranging from company news to updates on sustainability and suggestions for factory improvement.


just-style's research roundup 21 Jul 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, product developments and innovations in textile and apparel, and the smart wearable technology market.


Documentary investigates aftermath of Rana Plaza 21 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Over a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, a BBC Two documentary aims to investigate the story of "the worst industrial disaster of the 21st-century".


F&F inks manufacturing contract with AMA Group 18 Jul 14

Katie Smith

Signs that the 'Made in the UK' movement is gaining traction were boosted today (18 July) with the news that Tesco's F&F brand has inked a deal with Durham clothing manufacturer the AMA Group.


Union calls for more action from Bangladesh govt 18 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The IndustriAll global union has reiterated its call for more action from the Bangladeshi Government to create a safe and sustainable garment industry.


ILO backs Burma project to improve work practices 18 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

A project is to get underway in Myanmar/Burma to develop the capacity of the country's employers' organisations and foster better working practices and solving disputes with workers.

Latest blogs

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.


Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes 14 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.

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