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TAL Apparel raises the bar on face masks

Having built its reputation as an ‘Innofacturer’ of added value clothing, it was a logical next step for Hong Kong-based garment giant TAL A...

Hong Kong's transition to digital supply chain hub

In the wake of the pandemic, companies have begun assessing the viability of globally distributed production, while e-commerce is altering h...

Post-crisis support must put women workers first

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has added to warnings that women, who make up the majority of the garment sector workforce, are...

Why the new RCEP trade deal matters to apparel

Fifteen countries including China, Japan, South Korea and Australia have formed the world's largest trading bloc – a move which industry exp...

Latest Interviews

Why Sateri sees Covid-19 as an industry wake-up call – Interview 21 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Leading viscose fibre producer Sateri has kept its foot firmly on the gas in recent months, with milestones that include starting production of lyocell fibres in China and launching a new commercial scale viscose fibre made from recycled textile waste – all in the midst of a global pandemic. President Allen Zhang shares how Covid-19 has affected the business and explains why the crisis has underlined the importance of a resilient and agile supply chain. 

Has the apparel sourcing bubble burst? 21 Jul 2020

Leonie Barrie

For Ranjan Mahtani, chairman and CEO at Epic Group, one of the world's largest clothing manufacturers, the global Covid-19 pandemic is the final straw. He believes the time has finally come for brands, retailers and their suppliers to take stock, re-evaluate current practices – and redefine their roles for the future.

Latest News

Bangladesh sees value in textile waste through new partnership 1 Dec 2020

Michelle Russell

Bangladesh’s garment industry says it has the potential to become global leaders in the circular economy as it embarks on a new partnership aimed at tackling the country’s textile waste problem.

Crystal joins Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action 27 Nov 2020

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action to commit long-term climate goals.

Chinese spinner Tiancheng to trace recycled cotton 27 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Chinese recycled cotton spinner Tiancheng Recycolor is teaming up with Dutch fibre solutions firm The Movement to verify its fully traceable recycled cotton yarn.

US could impose Vietnam 301 tariffs by January 26 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Plans by the US to place new tariffs, quotas, or other restrictions on imports from Vietnam could be imposed as early as January 2021.

UK investigates slave labour in China-sourced PPE 24 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

The UK government has said it is launching an investigation into claims it sourced PPE from a factory in China using North Korean slave labour.

Usha Yarns to verify 100% recycled cotton yarn 24 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Usha Yarns, one of India's largest producers of recycled knitting yarns, has entered into a strategic partnership with Dutch fibre solutions firm The Movement to verify a fully traceable recycled cotton yarn.

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