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Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?

Vietnam's National Salary Council may have agreed to increase the country-wide minimum wage next year by the smallest proportion in a decade...

Under Armour Lighthouse will disrupt production

US sportswear giant Under Armour says it wants to propel its brand into the future through a new state-of-the-art Lighthouse manufacturing i...

Haiti garment exports to rise despite hurricane

Despite the wreckage wrought on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew, the country’s textile and garment exports are expected to rise 10% to roughly US...

Ethiopia violence undermines sourcing strategies

The apparent benefits of Ethiopia make the country a serious risk – both politically and commercially – for apparel and textile investors, M...

Latest Interviews

How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

Latest News

Lindex launches sustainable denim line 20 Oct 16

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion chain Lindex is a step closer to achieving its long-term ambition of closing the material loop with the launch of a new range of denim styles containing post-consumer recycled cotton.

Modern Slavery Act boosts supply chain engagement 19 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

The UK's Modern Slavery Act has led to increased engagement from directors on issues of risk within supply chains, and a greater focus on policy development, risk assessment and monitoring of modern slavery, according to a new survey.

Global news roundup 19 Oct 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

EU and South Africa trade pact takes effect 18 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

The trade pact between the European Union (EU) and the six countries that make up the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has become effective four months after it was ratified. 

Destination Africa event taps sourcing potential 18 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Another trade show highlighting the potential benefits of Africa as a sourcing destination for apparel and textiles is taking place in November.

Marks & Spencer top for modern slavery reporting 17 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Retailer Marks & Spencer has been named as the highest performing FTSE 100 company for monitoring and reporting on modern slavery in its supply chain, with luxury brand Burberry scoring third, in a report that also highlights a deficit in action by many UK-listed firms.

Latest blogs

Asia facing up to increased competition 10 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Increasing competition for garment sourcing contracts is seeing China not only being challenged by other countries in Asia, but by sub-Saharan African and even Russian suppliers too. And it is pushing Asian governments to sharpen their industrial policies to try to retain market share.

Cambodia raises garment worker wages 4 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

The monthly minimum wage for workers in Cambodia's textile, garment and footwear sector is set to rise to $153 from January next year, following a vote on the issue last week. The increase marks a rise of 9.3% on the current minimum wage of US$140.

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