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Progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to falter, with the latest talks coming to an end last week in Japan amid "conside...
Even though China continues to play a pivotal role as an apparel supplier, interest in alternative sources continues to dominate industry di...
The apparel industry needs to find a better way of doing business. That's the stark message to emerge from supply chain executives who belie...
Despite the many claims to the contrary, it would appear that China's share of the US garment export market has failed to decline - while at...
Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.
Nearly a year on from the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh, the collective work by brands and suppliers to ensure safer working conditions is starting to gain some traction. Andy York, ethical trading manager for retailer N Brown, has been closely involved in the efforts so far. He tells Michelle Russell that it is more important now than ever before to have an ethical supply chain - and that N Brown remains committed to Bangladesh.
Workers striking at the Yue Yuen shoe factory in China have rejected management's latest offer, pushing what has become the country's largest worker strike in recent history into its second week.
The Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund – an initiative of charitable foundation BRAC USA – is making a grant of US$1.25m to fund employment opportunities for 250 Rana Plaza workers.
The Rana Plaza Coordination Committee has agreed to award BDT50,000 (US$650) each to victims of the building collapse as advance compensation payments.
Outdoor apparel business Patagonia has invested US$20m in sustainable textile processor CO2Nexus through its environmental $20 Million & Change fund.
Investors of the Better Cotton Fast Track Program (BCFTP) have approved spending of nearly EUR10m (US$13.8m) for 50 Better Cotton projects this year.
The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Cambodia, an overview of the market for wearable technology, and a country report on Myanmar.
Further confirmation that China's garment manufacturing industry continues to lose its competitive edge came last week when it was revealed that a number of Hong Kong garment companies are looking to build plants in Burma/Myanmar.
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