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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.

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New blockchain solution to trace viscose rayon production 24 May 2019

Beth Wright

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a vertically integrated producer of viscose rayon, has launched a mobile app for its ‘Follow Our Fibre’ initiative that will provide traceability and transparency over its production value chain from seed to fibre. 

US group raises concerns over Bangladesh worker issues 24 May 2019

Leonie Barrie

A group representing US apparel retailers, brands and importers has written to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to warn that growth in the country’s ready-made garment industry is threatened by the government’s response to this year’s minimum wage protests and a wavering commitment to the future of worker safety.

Industry-wide audit framework to launch in India 23 May 2019

Beth Wright

An initiative that aims to eliminate audit fatigue by replacing current proprietary tools with a single framework for social and labour compliance is to launch operations in India as well as China, Sri Lanka and Taiwan later this month.

Huijie Group adopts PLM for digital development 23 May 2019

Beth Wright

Chinese intimate apparel company Shenzhen Huijie Group (Huijie) has implemented a new PLM system to help build a digital platform for its Langerie underwear brand.

Pakistan textile and garment export growth slow in April 23 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Pakistan's textile exports slipped 0.85% year-on-year during April to US$1.13bn – but the country saw a 14.74% surge in readymade garment exports to US$231.3m.

Bangladesh 9-month RMG exports up 12.59% 21 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh's ready made garment (RMG) sector saw exports increase 12.59% in the nine months from July to April 2019 compared to the year earlier, new figures show.

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