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David Green

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Automated equipment specialist DESMA Schuhmaschinen believes digitised customer foot data is the key to new manufacturing models where every shoe will be ordered pre-production. (Photo credit: WFSGI / Andreas Gebert)Why do modern robotics elude sportswear makers? 29 November 2016

The world's leading sportswear brands and manufacturers are struggling to equip their factories with the robotic and cyber physical systems (CPS) element of Industry 4.0 processes, at least in the near term, a major international conference has heard. 

Worker at a denim washing factory in GuangDong (Photo credit: Qiu Bo/Greenpeace)ANALYSIS: China law changes tighten up on textile pollution 16 June 2014

Sweeping changes approved this year to China's national Environmental Protection Law could push consolidation in the textile and clothing industry as compliance costs rise.

CHINA: Raises cotton import tax but unclear on quotas 23 December 2013

The Chinese government plans to introduce adjustments from 1 January 2014 to the way it calculates tax applied to imported cotton over-and-above its mandatory WTO-approved import quota of 894,000 tonnes.

CHINA: Exporters need to adapt to thrive, conference told 29 October 2013

China's textile industry must create new competitive advantages to compete with emerging low-cost producers such as Vietnam and Bangladesh in today's tough export climate, according to a senior official with the China National Textile and Apparel Council.

CHINA: Supports clothing production shift to ASEAN 22 July 2013

The Chinese government's 'Going Out' strategy of external investment will see the shift of some production overseas to lower cost countries, especially in Southeast Asia.

CHINA: Clothing major buys rival to create high-end portfolio 21 June 2013

Shenzhen stock exchange-listed Chinese apparel firm Zhejiang Semir Garment Co has agreed to buy a 71% equity stake in regional neighbour Ningbo Zhongzhe Group for between CNY1.98bn (US$323m) and CNY2.26bn (US$368m).

CHINA: Cotton stocks policy may lead to higher prices 10 June 2013

China's massive cotton stockpiles have been interpreted as bearish for prices by the US Department of Agriculture - but analysts suggest a tight supply outside the country and the unwillingness of local textile mills to buy at auction will push prices higher into next season.

No easy route for European exporters to China 3 April 2013

European clothing suppliers flocked to this year's Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics 2013 show to explore China-based sales, but told just-style of concerns that excess domestic inventory might impede export sales in this key emerging market.

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