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Cambodia's future outsourcing prospects uncertain

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show h...

Hazardous chemical removal a key industry issue

Since Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report in 2011, revealing toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Crystal Group nurtures its caring culture

As one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, Hong Kong based Crystal Group believes its size and continuing growth carry additional respo...

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 21 Aug 14

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global database of the top 1,000 apparel knitting mills, a look at jeans in Colombia, and a country report on Turkey.


Call to action for US on Uzbekistan forced labour 19 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) is urging the US Government to persuade the ruling regime in Uzbekistan to end the government-sanctioned and orchestrated use of forced and child labour to pick cotton.


South Africa cotton worker wage dispute settled 19 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

A disagreement over wages that resulted in a national three-week strike involving up to 3,000 South African cotton sector workers has been settled.


SGS opens Phnom Penh textile testing laboratory 19 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Inspection company SGS has opened a new textile testing laboratory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Vietnam proposes 15% rise to regional minimum wage 18 Aug 14

Jens Kastner

Vietnam's National Wage Council (NWC) has proposed a 15.1% increase in region-based monthly minimum wages which, if approved, will come into effect on 1 January 2015.


South Africa textile talks take major step forward 18 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

A disagreement over wages that resulted in a national three-week strike involving up to 3,000 South African cotton sector workers has taken a major step forward, according to the workers' union, with an agreement close to being signed.

Latest blogs

Apparel industry reacts to Russia tensions 18 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.


Spotlight switches to African fashion designers 13 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

With the spotlight already shining brightly on African textile and apparel production and its future potential, it is perhaps not surprising that there's also an increasing focus on African fashion as well.

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