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Cambodia's future outsourcing prospects uncertain

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show h...

Hazardous chemical removal a key industry issue

Since Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report in 2011, revealing toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Impact of the TPP on the US textile industry?

There's no doubt the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has the potential to be a game-changer for both the US textile and apparel in...

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

Hong Kong's Li & Fung reports "solid" H1 21 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Global sourcing firm Li & Fung reported "solid" results in the first half, against a mixed economic landscape, with growth in both sales and earnings.


just-style's research roundup 21 Aug 14

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global database of the top 1,000 apparel knitting mills, a look at jeans in Colombia, and a country report on Turkey.


Accord and Alliance discord over inspections 20 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has said it will not accept inspection reports produced under the direction of third party auditors of the Alliance, and will inspect the factories themselves.


RevoLaze files patent lawsuit against denim firms 20 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Lazer technology firm RevoLaze has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against 17 denim jean companies for patent infringement.


Digitally printed textiles output set for growth? 20 Aug 14

Textiles Intelligence

Worldwide output of digitally printed textiles is growing at an annual rate of 25% thanks to its advantages over screen printing, and has scope to grow even further, a new report suggests.


RLM adds financial tool to FashionManager software 20 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

RLM Apparel Software Systems has added a financial reporting tool feature to its FashionManager enterprise software solution, designed to save company's time and cost.

Latest blogs

Apparel industry reacts to Russia tensions 18 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.


Spotlight switches to African fashion designers 13 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

With the spotlight already shining brightly on African textile and apparel production and its future potential, it is perhaps not surprising that there's also an increasing focus on African fashion as well.

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