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Winners/losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

As President Donald Trump prepares to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States – which could include apparel and fo...

Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

More than half of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement...

Global garment worker safety still misunderstood

Nearly five years after the world watched a frantic search for survivors turn into an onerous recovery of the dead, the words "Rana Plaza" c...

Suits offer a boost for Bangladesh apparel exports

Senior executives and analysts have told just-style how the higher margin suit segment is drawing in major manufacturers, who are now confro...

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Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 2017

Wang Fangqing

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.

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.

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Li & Fung reveals strong start to three-year plan 22 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

Improved operating efficiency and productivity led Li & Fung to a 21.8% increase in the services segment of its core supply chain solutions business in 2017 as it revealed a strong start to its current three-year plan.

Bangladesh RMG sector benefits from land lease 22 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

In a move aimed at boosting Bangladesh’s ready-made garment exports, the Government has provided the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) with 500 acres of land inside a special economic zone located in Chittagong.

Credibility key to new Bangladesh safety organisation 21 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Having announced it will transfer its operations to a new safety monitoring organisation before the end of the year, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has a busy nine months ahead if it is to also complete the vast majority of remediation across its affiliated factories. Yet, country director Jim Moriarty tells just-style he remains confident the total number of factories having completed their (CAPs) will reach the 500 mark within the next four to five months.

Ex-New Look boss to replace Martinez as Esprit CEO 21 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has announced its CEO Jose Martinez is to step down later this year and will be replaced by former New Look chief Anders Kristiansen.

Apparel groups call for Cambodia garment sector reform 21 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

Cambodia is facing further pressure to adjust its labour laws after a number of groups representing major US and European international brands and retailers wrote an open letter to the country's premier urging action to improve worker and labour rights.

WTO urges effort to avoid escalating trade tensions 20 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has said its members need to work together to "step back from the brink" of an escalation in trade tensions in response to new US tariffs on steel and aluminium, which enter force this week.

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