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What the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for duties

Recently released details of the European Union's trade agreement with Vietnam show how the deal could boost garment sourcing by EU brands i...

US apparel import growth led by Bangladesh

Apparel imports into the US wound down in December as the holiday season came to an end, yet all but two of the leading supplier countries b...

Colombia faces challenges in fashion export drive

Colombian textile and apparel firms are striving to boost their fast-fashion and value-added capabilities as a soaring dollar fuels US deman...

Esquel backs Chinese Sea Island cotton production

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the major vertically integrated cotton to shirt supplier, is making progress in a research programme to develo...

Latest Interviews

Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness 1 Dec 2015

Wang Fangqing

While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism. 

Expansion and efficiencies key to Epic evolution 10 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

With new facilities opening in Bangladesh and Vietnam, an investment to take automation to the next level, and an eye on Africa, Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Epic Group is also on a relentless efficiency drive. Chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani tells just-style why constant evolution is key.

Latest News

Record cargo volumes at US East Coast port complex 10 Feb 16

Katie Smith

The Port of New York and New Jersey – the largest port complex on the US East Coast – exceeded its previous record for annual cargo volumes by 10.4% in 2015, after many retailers were forced to shift their freight operations to the region in response to the West Coast port dispute.

Nike accelerates digital strategy with new hire 10 Feb 16

Michelle Russell

US sporting goods giant Nike is accelerating its digital strategy with the appointment of Adam Sussman as its first chief digital officer. 

Retailers eye refunds on EU anti-dumping duties 10 Feb 16

Andrew Burnyeat

The European Commission has indicated that to just-style that it may accept a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling against "anti-dumping" duties imposed on leather footwear made in China and Vietnam imported into the European Union (EU). The decision means there may now be claims for refunds of duties paid by retailers.

Cotton prices fall as stockpiles continue to rise 10 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Cotton prices tumbled on Tuesday (9 February) after forecasts projected this year's stockpiles of the raw material would rise amid continuing weak demand from China.

Modern Slavery Act – apparel sector training 9 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

A one-day workshop designed to help apparel firms prepare for the introduction of the UK’s new Modern Slavery Act is to take place next month.

Eco-friendly garment factory opens in Bangladesh 9 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Leading Bangladesh-based apparel manufacturer AKH Group has opened a flagship eco-friendly garment factory that has been certified by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building accreditation scheme.

Latest blogs

Speed needed on safety renovations 9 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Just days after international representatives expressed concerns that many "priority areas" still need to be tackled to improve safety in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector, a fire broke out at a factory deemed to be on track with remedial action.

Outdoor gear could be harmful 1 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor brands are being urged to eliminate all PFCs from their products and supply chains after the hazardous chemicals were discovered in clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment.

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