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How Bangladesh RMG exports were hit by Brexit vote

The UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) impacted Bangladesh's garment exports last year – but the South Asian country is confiden...

Esquel – From making shirts to making a difference

Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group has made it its mission to weave sustainability into its core values, and across a ve...

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...

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.

Latest News

Compensation scheme sought on Tazreen fire anniversary 24 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

An international alliance has renewed its call for brands to provide compensation to the victims and families of those killed in the Tazreen Fashions factory fire in Bangladesh, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster.

Vietnam to limit hazardous chemicals in apparel 24 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has implemented a new regulation on the use of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile and apparel products sold in the country.

China cuts tariffs on cashmere clothes to lower costs 24 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

China has said it will cut import tariffs on a range of consumer products, including cashmere garments, in a bid to lower costs and help stimulate domestic consumer spending.

Shandong Ruyi takes majority stake in Bagir 23 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Chinese textile major Shandong Ruyi has bought a majority stake in Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, marking the third acquisition for the company in the last two months. Bagir doubled in value on the news as its share price jumped 118% to 3 pence.

New Qatar Airways service could lift Myanmar RMG exports 23 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Qatar Airways Cargo has begun a direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar, in a move that could boost the country's ready-made-garment exports, particularly to Europe and the US.

Start-up uses crowd sizing for better fitting clothes 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

A Korean start-up aims to remove the guesswork from garment sizing and instead use crowd sizing and clustering to make clothes that fit.

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