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Chinese investors eye deeper Pakistan textile ties

Pakistan's clothing and textile sector hopes that 2020 will be a big year for Chinese investment as companies look to move production to out...

Uzbek clothing sector eyes major hike in exports

The Uzbekistan clothing and footwear industries are eyeing a major increase in exports as its government pushes ahead with programme to libe...

Eco-friendly investments for a sustainable profit

Moving towards sustainability in the clothing and textile sector requires a huge amount of long-term investment – be it new sewage processin...

Apparel business interest is growing in Pakistan

With an improving law and order situation, business-friendly policies from its elected government, and incoming Chinese investment under the...

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Factory owners must push 'Made in Bangladesh' transformation – Interview 19 Dec 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A fierce advocate of the Bangladesh apparel industry, Mostafiz Uddin, founder and CEO of the Bangladesh Denim Expo and the managing director of the Denim Expert factory, says the onus is on factory owners to talk about their successes, improvements and developments if the country is to retain custom and grow garment exports into the future.

Esquel CEO finds a way through US tariffs 16 Dec 2019

Wang Fangqing

The US-China trade war has hit the Chinese clothing and textile export sector severely, but companies that have invested in manufacturing sites outside China have been better protected, Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh has told just-style.

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Cambodia labour issues continue to concern brands 24 Jan 2020

Leonie Barrie

Ongoing concerns over the deteriorating labour and human rights situation in Cambodia have again prompted a number of brands and retailers – including Adidas, Levi Strauss, Ralph Lauren and Under Armour – to call on the government to set out steps to bring the country in line with international standards. 

More Myanmar factories complete chemical training 24 Jan 2020

Beth Wright

Five more factories in Myanmar have completed a chemical management and detox programme developed by SMART Textile & Garments, a European Union-funded initiative aimed at promoting 'Made in Myanmar' garments and sustainable practices.

First sustainable standard for cashmere launches 23 Jan 2020

Michelle Russell

Non-profit Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) has launched what it says is the first standard for sustainable cashmere, meeting increased consumer demand for sustainability, quality, and transparency.

Indonesia labour law reform plans prompt protests 22 Jan 2020

Leonie Barrie

Plans by the Indonesian government to overhaul the country’s nearly two-decades old labour law have led to a spate of nationwide worker protests and criticism from unions.

Vietnam garment maker builds fabric factory to cut reliance on imports 22 Jan 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Vietnam's Viet Tien Garment Joint Stock Corp., has partnered with garment manufacturer Luenthai and Singapore's Newtech Textile Co., to develop a factory that will supply fabric to the country's garment and textile industry in a bid to lower its reliance on fabric imports.

Second LEED Platinum-certified factory opens in Myanmar 22 Jan 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Guston Amava, a garment manufacturer in Myanmar, has opened its second LEED platinum-certified factory in the country and SMART Myanmar – a European Union funded initiative aimed at promoting 'Made in Myanmar' garments and sustainable practices – says it hopes other factories in the nation will follow suit.

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