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China share of EU clothing imports slips again

The leading position of China as textile and apparel supplier to the EU has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of oth...

Sri Lanka apparel makers see delays after floods

Just days since floods and landslides ravaged parts of Sri Lanka, the country's apparel manufacturers are warning they may need more time to...

India ban on cattle trade hurts leather sourcing

A sudden shortage of leather in India, prompted by government religious policies on reducing cattle-related trades, is forcing major fashion...

Cambodia clothing sector faces up to skills gap

Cambodia's apparel industry – of critical importance to its national economy – is struggling to retain experienced workers, which means the...

Latest Interviews

How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 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.


Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Latest News

JD.com invests US$397m in luxury Farfetch venture 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has invested US$397m in Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, in a strategic partnership designed to create a premier platform for luxury e-commerce across China, opening a gateway to an $80bn market.


Vietnam 2017 garment exports expected to hit $31bn 21 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's garment industry is expected to reach its export target of US$31bn, the country's national textile and garment group Vinatex has said.


Hyosung & Sofileta partner on Creora Fresh fabrics 21 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung has partnered with specialist knitter Sofileta on a new fabric collection for intimates and sportswear that utilises odour neutralising technologies.


Cambodia minimum wage talks to begin in July 20 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Minimum wage talks for Cambodia's garment sector will begin in July with a decision expected in October, the Government has said, with calls from Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng not to "politicise" the process.


Sock maker Orient Befit in Coolmax licensing deal 20 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese sock manufacturer Zhejiang Orient Befit Socks Corporation (Orient Befit) has inked a licensing deal with US-based fibre producer Invista to use the Coolmax trademark for manufacturing, marketing, advertising, promotion, sale and distribution through online global channels, and offline channels in China.


Alibaba eyes overseas shoppers with Tmall World 19 Jun 2017

Leonie Barrie

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is expanding its global reach with a new service called service that will let consumers in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan shop its platforms.

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