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Sportswear firms facing skills gap on future tech

With manufacturing technology advancing at an ever-faster pace, sports apparel and footwear companies need to constantly look for ways to em...

Looming Accord closure a risk Bangladesh sourcing

A crash in slow motion – it's the only way one can describe the looming economic fallout should Bangladesh refuse to extend the Accord on Fi...

Combatting endemic challenges in factory safety

The Bangladesh experience represents a model for what factory safety reform might look like in other low-resource contexts. But now is a cri...

China factories to pay a lot more in payroll taxes

For years Chinese factories failed to enroll workers onto the country's social insurance scheme. But things could be about to change. From J...

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Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 2018

Leonie Barrie

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.


How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview 22 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.

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Vinatex focusing on further growth in 2019 18 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) is eyeing a 6-8% rise in exports and a 12% growth in annual profit for the year ahead on the back of strong growth in 2018 and the expected shift in business away from neighbouring China.


Cambodia garment industry welcomes policy to cut reliance on EU, US trade 17 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has welcomed the introduction of a new policy to safeguard the country's traders should the EU and US follow through with threats to pull the country's access to preferential trade terms. 


Warmer winter hits Q1 profits at Fast Retailing 17 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Tumbling sales at Uniqlo Japan have impacted first-quarter profits at parent company Fast Retailing.


Pakistan's TCS to pioneer Smart Indigo production 16 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Pakistan-based textile colour management company Technical Color Solution (TCS) has partnered with French textile machinery supplier Sedo Engineering to produce pre-reduced liquid indigo dyes using an electrochemical process.


New Lenzing centre in Indonesia to speed fibre innovation 16 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Fibre manufacturer Lenzing has opened a new research and development facility in Indonesia, bringing its state-of-the-art fibre testing and full fibre-to-fashion innovation capabilities to Asia.


Teijin Frontier launches new "Sensing Wear" range 16 Jan 2019

Beth Wright

Teijin Frontier, the fibre product converting business of Japanese conglomerate Teijin Group, has launched a new line of sportswear and other clothing incorporating what it calls 'wearable solutions'.

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