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Combatting endemic challenges in factory safety

The Bangladesh experience represents a model for what factory safety reform might look like in other low-resource contexts. But now is a cri...

China factories to pay a lot more in payroll taxes

For years Chinese factories failed to enroll workers onto the country's social insurance scheme. But things could be about to change. From J...

Moving further and faster on closed loop clothing

There’s a lot of talk about the potential benefits of developing a closed loop or circular economy as a long-term solution to the environmen...

Fashion must act now to secure sustainable future

The global fashion industry is on a trajectory set to stretch planetary resources beyond breaking point unless it finds better ways of produ...

Latest Interviews

How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview 22 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.


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.

Latest News

Researchers develop AI-backed textile quality control system 19 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed an intelligent fabric defect detection system that uses advanced technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.


Myanmar garment exports hit $2.2bn in H1 18 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Myanmar reaped earnings of US$2.2bn from garment exports during the first six months of its financial year, new figures show.


New Look to exit China retail amid poor performance 18 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

UK-based fashion retailer New Look has confirmed it is to exit its retail business in China where "performance has been below expectations."


Dozens of garment workers injured in Myanmar protests 18 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Dozens of garment workers are understood to have been injured while protesting outside a factory in Yangon earlier this week.


Bangladesh Q1 garment exports rise 15% to US$8.2bn 17 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh's exports of ready-made garments have risen more than 14.5% year-on-year to US$8.19bn for the quarter to September.


Fast Retailing FY boosted by strong Uniqlo performance 12 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing saw both earnings and sales rise in its last fiscal year, boosted by a strong result from the company’s Uniqlo operations.

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