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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...

Moving further and faster on closed loop clothing

There’s a lot of talk about the potential benefits of developing a closed loop or circular economy as a long-term solution to the environmen...

Fashion must act now to secure sustainable future

The global fashion industry is on a trajectory set to stretch planetary resources beyond breaking point unless it finds better ways of produ...

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

Countdown to WFSGI World Manufacturers Forum in Vietnam 20 Nov 2018

Leonie Barrie

With just three weeks to go before this year's World Manufacturers Forum (WMF), organisers have released further details of the exciting lineup of speakers who will be discussing 'Manufacturing 4.0: Steps towards a future vision.'

India cotton irrigation programme showing results 19 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

A cotton programme in India that enables the use of micro-irrigation technology via a community funding mechanism has been found to save farmers significant labour, money and water, a new report has found.

European Parliament calls for Bangladesh Accord to continue 16 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

The European Parliament yesterday (15 November) passed a resolution urging the Bangladesh government to allow the work of the Transition Accord on Fire and Building Safety to continue beyond November this year.

Teijin revamps Solotex as crimped yarn for sportswear 15 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

Teijin Frontier, the fibre product converting business of Teijin Group, has developed a highly modified cross-section crimped yarn it says is suitable for use in sports apparel.

Vietnam ratifies the CPTPP trade pact 14 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Vietnam has become the seventh country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or TPP-11 – which is set to come into force later this year.

Fast Retailing commits to UN Global Compact 14 Nov 2018

Beth Wright

 Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing has become the latest signatory to the UN Global Compact.

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