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Myanmar garment exports surged 20% in 2015

Myanmar garment industry exports soared by around 20% last year, while footwear exports also surged as the Southeast Asia country gained new...

EU trade ministers push on TTIP and Canada pacts

Trade ministers appear determined to push ahead with two trade deals being discussed between the European Union (EU) and the US and Canada,...

Retail fallout unclear following Hanjin collapse

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container sh...

Cambodia garment sector faces ongoing challenges

At first glance, Cambodia's garment sector is doing fine. ANZ Bank recently predicted 7.2% GDP growth in 2016, mainly fuelled by rising clot...

Latest Interviews

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.


North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

Latest News

Brexit may hit suppliers with UK duty-free access 23 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

Suppliers in several major clothing exporting countries could lose their preferential access to the UK market if and when Britain leaves the EU unless special terms of access are negotiated, a new report suggests.


US strengthens cooperation with East Africa 23 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The US has strengthened its relations with East Africa with a focus on improving infrastructure in a bid to realise the region's economic potential and significantly improve global trade between the respective countries and America.


Ciel Textile FY hit by lower knitwear earnings 23 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Ciel Textile has booked a decline in earnings for its last fiscal as its knitwear unit was impacted by the launch of a new factory in India and the company battled a challenging international retail environment. 


Invista unveils Lycra Moves Athleisure platform 23 Sep 16

Beth Wright

US fibre producer Invista has once again taken inspiration from the athleisure trend, unveiling a new platform for athleisure apparel, which it says is a "one-stop shop" for intimate apparel retailers.


New US tariff classifications impact woven apparel 23 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

Modifications to the tariff classifications of many woven apparel products to cover recreational performance outerwear have had a knock-on – and confusing – impact on products such as jeans.


Fabric is first non-woven material made from yarn 23 Sep 16

Beth Wright

UK researchers are developing a new form of sustainable fabric, claimed to be the first non-woven material made from yarn, which they say could be incorporated into antibacterial and aromatic clothing.

Latest blogs

Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat 19 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.


Tackling transparency and traceability 5 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.

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