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A US-China trade war could begin with cotton

An International Trade Commission hearing got underway this week as part of the Trump administration’s probe into China’s intellectual prope...

Where next for minimum wages in Cambodia, Vietnam?

Cambodia's tripartite talks that will set a new minimum wage limit for 2018 for the country's garment and textile sector opened this week, a...

Still no apparel sourcing alternatives to China

While China might have passed its zenith as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, the country's indispensable role is expected to remain...

Li & Fung gets smarter, faster, more efficient

As global sourcing specialist Li & Fung works to differentiate itself from traditional buying agencies, the Hong Kong company is confident t...

Latest Interviews

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.

How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game – Interview 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

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Bangladesh Accord and Alliance to end tenures next year 23 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety are to end their tenure next June and hand over their responsibilities to a new government-led initiative, if remediation is properly completed.

Hyosung and Bossa partner on Creora bi-stretch line 23 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung has partnered with Turkey-based textile firm Bossa to launch a collection of bi-stretch denim using new proprietary technology.

Cambodia petitions US for GSP extension to footwear 20 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

The industry body representing Cambodia’s garment sector is understood to have submitted a petition to the US Government asking for an extension to the duty-free privileges of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme to include footwear.

Bangladesh Accord in limbo on high court ruling 19 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Bangladesh's High Court is understood to have halted the implementation of a second term of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety due to its tenure being extended without the Government's approval.

EU again urged to probe Bangladesh labour law failings 19 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Unions are piling pressure on the European Commission to make good on its promise to launch a probe into Bangladesh after the country's government failed to make vital reforms to ensure its garment industry complies with core international labour standards.

Esprit sets new guidelines on sustainability progress 19 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

Hong Kong based fashion brand Esprit has made "significant progress" in its sustainability efforts over the course of the last year, and set out new guidelines to help orientate its next steps – including a requirement for all suppliers to publish wastewater data publicly.

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