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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

EU duty-free economic deal with West Africa 22 Jul 14

Richard Woodard

Sixteen West African states are to sign a trade deal with the European Union in a move that opens up full duty-free access for more countries.


Vinatex and Petrovietnam mull polyester fibres 22 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has met with the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam) to discuss cooperation in the production and supply of polyester fibres to the textile industry.


Kellwood appoints Babins for supply chain role 22 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

US clothing giant Kellwood Company has appointed industry veteran Marc Babins as president of its western region, with responsibility for the group's global supply chain.


just-style's research roundup 22 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.


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.


US port contract negotiations pause again 21 Jul 14

Katie Smith

Talks concerning a new labour contract for US West Coast dockworkers have been paused for the second time this month.

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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