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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...

What does the future hold for Made in China?

Trade wars between the US and China are ramping up – but China's role within the global apparel supply chain is already weakening and retail...

Machinery trends confirm China textile leadership

China looks set to continue its dominance of the global textile industry, with new data showing the country remained by far the world’s larg...

New facility elevates Esquel's green credentials

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m manufac...

Latest Interviews

DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 Jul 2018

AZM Anas

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.


Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. Here he tells just-style why his belief in Bangladesh means the company's investment in the country continues unabated.

Latest News

Bangladesh RMG workers reject latest wage proposal 19 Jul 2018

AZM Anas

Bangladesh's garment owners and trade unions are far apart in the fraught ongoing minimum wage negotiations, proposing pay floors that are widely divergent.


EU officials mulling Cambodia preferential trade access 19 Jul 2018

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) is assessing Cambodia’s eligibility for key preferential trade access in response to what it describes as "recent worrying human rights and labour rights developments" in the country.


Vietnam clothing and textile exports climb in H1 19 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow more than 14% in the first half of 2018 thanks to strong growth in the majority of its markets.


Two Bangladesh Accord arbitration cases closed 18 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Two landmark cases against multinational fashion brands brought under the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety have been officially closed.


EU and Japan trade pact moves closer to ratification 18 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The European Union (EU) and Japan have signed a "landmark" trade deal, covering a third of the global economy, moving closer to ratification of the pact that will eliminate tariffs on textiles.


EU and China align circular economy policies 17 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The European Union (EU) and China have committed to align their policies to support an accelerated transition towards a circular economy.

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