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Li & Fung takes shot at the moon on digitalisation

Digitalisation offers a solution to some of the challenges facing the global apparel industry – but as Spencer Fung, group CEO of Li & Fung...

Vietnam apparel export potential too optimistic?

Vietnam’s clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the ‘next China’ for apparel sourcing. But de...

Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agre...

Why digitisation is the smart approach to quality

Digitising the quality process at Helly Hansen and VF Corporation is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the...

Latest Interviews

Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 2017

Wang Fangqing

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.


Busana expands to build business with leading brands – Interview 17 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.

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Myanmar garment sector faces risks despite export growth 25 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Garments are now the second largest export item for Myanmar, new figures show, but the sector remains exposed to fluctuations in demand from major trading partners such as China and supply shocks.


US halts imports of Turkmenistan cotton products 25 May 2018

Leonie Barrie

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a withhold release order banning imports of all cotton and cotton products from Turkmenistan, in a move that means retailers and brands will need to move quickly to identify and eliminate Turkmen cotton from their supply chains.


Viscose giant Sateri axes two controversial suppliers 22 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Chinese viscose producer Sateri has terminated business with two suppliers for sourcing wood pulp from potentially endangered or ancient forests.


Pakistan 10-month textile and apparel exports climb 8% 22 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Pakistan's textile and clothing exports saw growth of 8% in the first ten months of the current fiscal year, new figures show.


GMAC concern at amended Cambodia labour policy 21 May 2018

Michelle Russell

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has called on the country’s Labour Ministry to reconsider its intent to amend article 89 of the labour law concerning worker protection and severance pay.


Ali Enterprises victims receive life-long pensions 21 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Survivors and families of workers killed in the Ali Enterprises garment factory fire, Pakistan's worst industrial accident, have now received pensions out of a fund financed by the factory’s only known buyer, German retailer KiK.

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