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Cotton price decline unlikely to help unit costs

With global cotton prices sitting at a five-year low, apparel firms should be benefitting from lower unit costs. That's the theory at least....

Opinion divided on China cotton import cuts

China, the world's top cotton consumer, has announced a significant reduction to its 2015 cotton import quota to boost demand for domestical...

World Retail Congress 2014 Day Two: Quote/unquote

The second day of the annual World Retail Congress in Paris has shifted its focus onto cohesive supply chains, sustainable consumption, and...

World Retail Congress 2014 Day One: Quote/unquote

The great and the good of the retail industry have converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies,...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.


Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.

Latest News

Cambodia garment worker wage talks stagnate 1 Oct 14

Katie Smith

Ongoing minimum wage negotiations for Cambodia's garment workers remain stagnant after a meeting last week "failed to arrive at any consensus".


Armenia textile and garment industry in $1m boost 1 Oct 14

Poorna Rodrigo

Armenia is trying to increase its share of the garment and textile market locally and internationally, with the Russian government trying to help with a US$1m grant.


US and EU apparel groups set out stance on TTIP 1 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

As the seventh round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) get underway this week, groups representing apparel brands and retailers in both the US and EU have set out what they see as the key priorities for the agreement.


IAF's 30th Convention kickstarts in Colombia 1 Oct 14

Ivan Castano Freeman

The International Apparel Federation (IAF)'s 30th annual convention launched in Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday (29 September), luring 330 delegates from over 15 countries to discuss the industry's latest challenges.


Shandong pulls out of Pakistan textile investment 1 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

The acquisition by Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China to acquire a majority stake in Pakistan's Masood Textile Mills will no longer take place.


WFSGI taps sourcing expert to drive innovation 1 Oct 14

Katie Smith

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has appointed sourcing expert Dhyana van der Pols to the newly-created role of head of textile innovation and manufacturing.

Latest blogs

Crystal Group looks at long-term growth 30 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

In an exclusive interview published on just-style last week, Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group, talks about the challenges of building the business for long-term growth, and ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals.


Closer cooperation urged in Bangladesh 22 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Two separate calls came last week urging the various safety initiatives in Bangladesh to work more closely to coordinate their efforts - and for more input from the Bangladeshi government if the work achieved so far is to continue its momentum.

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