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The current state of play in world garment exports

Data from major garment exporting countries to the EU and US shows who's winning and losing so far in 2014. David Birnbaum looks at the tren...

Booming demand boosts Colombia apparel and textile

Colombia's textiles and apparel industry is set to grow 7% to $9bn in 2014, buoyed by strong domestic sales. The forecast comes as sourcing...

Li & Fung capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia

Fung Capital is investing in US-based Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the apparel industry, h...

Africa courts clothing and textile investment

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

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

Matalan makes payment to Rana Plaza fund 31 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

UK apparel retailer Matalan has made a contribution to the Rana Plaza Compensation Trust Fund but insists it has never been ordered by any organisation to pay compensation.


US footwear sourcing shifts from China to Vietnam 31 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Faced with tariffs and rising costs in the supply chain, US footwear companies are sourcing more from inner China and non-traditional production countries, according to a new report.


Tesco sees departure of two F&F heads 31 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Two department directors for Tesco's F&F clothing division have stepped down from their roles.


Christopher & Banks appoints merchandise chief 31 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

US women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks has appointed former National Stores executive, Lynn Derry as its senior vice president, general merchandise manager.


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.


Cameroon inks trade agreement with EU 30 Jul 14

Richard Woodard

Cameroon has ratified an economic and trade deal with the European Union giving improved access for its exports to the EU member states.

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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